Meet Research Grant Recipient: Louis Kim

Louis Kim is a professor and vice-chair of neurological surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, WA. He completed medical school at Columbia University and residency and fellowship training at Barrow Neurological Institute.

Kim’s passion for the treatment, care and research of cerebrovascular disease helped him become involved with brain aneurysm research. Since his days in medical school, he has been actively involved in basic science and translational research that brings researchers closer to a cure for stroke, whether from aneurysms, AVMs, or large vessel occlusions. Kim’s over-arching goal is to find ways to make surgical treatment obsolete in the cure of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.

Louis Kim is the recipient of Nebraska’s Hope for a Better Tomorrow Chair of Research for $15,000. Sharon Epperson Chair of Research for $15,000 and Christopher C. Getch Chair of Research for $10,000. Depression and mood disorders greatly impact stroke recovery following a ruptured brain aneurysm. Kim’s project examines the potential benefit of early treatment of depression to the stroke recovery of patients who suffer a ruptured brain aneurysm. Through his research findings, he expects that early recognition and treatment of depression in this type of stroke will lead to better and faster functional recovery that will change the way neurosurgeons treat stroke recovery.

Good luck to Louis in his research!