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Anthony Kim, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentNeurology
Address675 Nelson Rising Lane
San Francisco CA 94158
Phone415-476-3733
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.A.S. in Clinical Research2011 Graduate Division (Advance Training in Clinical Research)
    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2002 Medicine
    Brown UniversityAB1995Public Policy / Brain and Behavior

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    Dr. Kim is associate professor of neurology and leads ongoing quality improvement and clinical innovation efforts as medical director of the UCSF Stroke Center. He treats both inpatients and outpatients with a variety of cerebrovascular disorders including stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and TIA. Dr. Kim’s research is focused on developing cost-effective approaches to improve the diagnosis, management, and prevention of cerebrovascular disease. His work employs both established methods of epidemiology, outcomes research, and economic modeling as well as emerging approaches such as the use of mobile and internet technologies in order to address key challenges in the development, evaluation, dissemination, and implementation of evidence-based care for patients with cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Kim holds dual undergraduate degrees from Brown University and a medical degree from UCSF. He completed his clinical training including medicine internship, neurology residency, and vascular neurology fellowship at UCSF as well. He also holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Research from the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and is Head of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Study Design Consultation Service.


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    POINT: PLATELET-ORIENTED INHIBITION IN NEW TIA
    NIH/NINDS U01NS062835Sep 30, 2009 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. Epstein KA, Viscoli CM, Spence JD, Young LH, Inzucchi SE, Gorman M, Gerstenhaber B, Guarino PD, Dixit A, Furie KL, Kernan WN. Smoking cessation and outcome after ischemic stroke or TIA. Neurology. 2017 Oct 17; 89(16):1723-1729. PMID: 28887378.
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    2. Guterman EL, Kim A, Josephson SA. Neurologic consultation and use of therapeutic hypothermia for cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2017 Sep; 118:43-48. PMID: 28676267.
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    3. Amarenco P, Kim A. Aspirin's Benefits Were Previously Underestimated and Are Primarily Accrued in the Acute Setting. Stroke. 2017 May; 48(5):1438-1440. PMID: 28411262.
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    4. Chow FC, Price RW, Hsue PY, Kim A. Greater Risk of Stroke of Undetermined Etiology in a Contemporary HIV-Infected Cohort Compared with Uninfected Individuals. J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2017 May; 26(5):1154-1160. PMID: 28262563.
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    5. Feldman WB, Kim A, Chiong W. Trends in Recruitment Rates for Acute Stroke Trials, 1990-2014. Stroke. 2017 Mar; 48(3):799-801. PMID: 28104835.
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    6. Kim A. Stroke risk prediction after transient ischaemic attack. Lancet Neurol. 2016 Nov; 15(12):1199-1200. PMID: 27751537.
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    7. Kim A, Moffatt E, Ursell PC, Devinsky O, Olgin J, Tseng ZH. Sudden neurologic death masquerading as out-of-hospital sudden cardiac death. Neurology. 2016 Oct 18; 87(16):1669-1673. PMID: 27638923.
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    8. Kim A, Easton JD, Johnston SC. Risk of Stroke after Transient Ischemic Attack or Minor Stroke. N Engl J Med. 2016 Jul 28; 375(4):386-7. PMID: 27464212.
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    9. Shamy MC, Pugliese M, Meisel K, Rodriguez R, Kim A, Stahnisch FW, Smith EE. How Patient Demographics, Imaging, and Beliefs Influence Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator Use: A Survey of North American Neurologists. Stroke. 2016 Aug; 47(8):2051-7. PMID: 27364532.
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    10. Steinberg GK, Kondziolka D, Wechsler LR, Lunsford LD, Coburn ML, Billigen JB, Kim A, Johnson JN, Bates D, King B, Case C, McGrogan M, Yankee EW, Schwartz NE. Clinical Outcomes of Transplanted Modified Bone Marrow-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Stroke: A Phase 1/2a Study. Stroke. 2016 Jul; 47(7):1817-24. PMID: 27256670.
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    11. Ballard DW, Huang J, Vinson DR, Reed ME, Kim A. In reply. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Apr; 67(4):561-2. PMID: 27015928.
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    12. Yuan K, Kim A. When a Single Antiplatelet Agent for Stroke Prevention Is Not Enough: Current Evidence and Future Applications of Dual Antiplatelet Therapy. Curr Treat Options Cardiovasc Med. 2016 Apr; 18(4):26. PMID: 26909820.
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    13. Feldman WB, Kim A, Josephson SA, Lowenstein DH, Chiong W. Effect of waivers of consent on recruitment in acute stroke trials: A systematic review. Neurology. 2016 Apr 19; 86(16):1543-51. PMID: 27009262; PMCID: PMC4836887 [Available on 04/19/17].
    14. Kene MV, Ballard DW, Vinson DR, Rauchwerger AS, Iskin HR, Kim A. Emergency Physician Attitudes, Preferences, and Risk Tolerance for Stroke as a Potential Cause of Dizziness Symptoms. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep; 16(5):768-76. PMID: 26587108; PMCID: PMC4644052.
    15. Kim A, Cahill E, Cheng NT. Global Stroke Belt: Geographic Variation in Stroke Burden Worldwide. Stroke. 2015 Dec; 46(12):3564-70. PMID: 26486867.
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    16. Ballard DW, Kim A, Huang J, Park DK, Kene MV, Chettipally UK, Iskin HR, Hsu J, Vinson DR, Mark DG, Reed ME. Implementation of Computerized Physician Order Entry Is Associated With Increased Thrombolytic Administration for Emergency Department Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 66(6):601-10. PMID: 26362574.
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    17. Coralic Z, Kim A, Vinson DR. Prochlorperazine-Induced Hemidystonia Mimicking Acute Stroke. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jul; 16(4):572-4. PMID: 26265971; PMCID: PMC4530917.
    18. Cheng NT, Kim A. Intravenous Thrombolysis for Acute Ischemic Stroke Within 3 Hours Versus Between 3 and 4.5 Hours of Symptom Onset. Neurohospitalist. 2015 Jul; 5(3):101-9. PMID: 26288668; PMCID: PMC4530422.
    19. Alexander MD, Rebhun JM, Hetts SW, Kim A, Nelson J, Kim H, Amans MR, Settecase F, Dowd CF, Halbach VV, Higashida RT, Cooke DL. Lesion location, stability, and pretreatment management: factors affecting outcomes of endovascular treatment for vertebrobasilar atherosclerosis. J Neurointerv Surg. 2016 May; 8(5):466-70. PMID: 25795438.
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    20. Choi JC, Hsia RY, Kim A. Regional availability of mechanical embolectomy for acute ischemic stroke in California, 2009 to 2010. Stroke. 2015 Mar; 46(3):762-8. PMID: 25657180; PMCID: PMC4337589.
    21. Choi JC, Johnston SC, Kim A. Early outcomes after carotid artery stenting compared with endarterectomy for asymptomatic carotid stenosis. Stroke. 2015 Jan; 46(1):120-5. PMID: 25424479.
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    22. Chow FC, Bacchetti P, Kim A, Price RW, Hsue PY. Effect of CD4+ cell count and viral suppression on risk of ischemic stroke in HIV infection. AIDS. 2014 Nov 13; 28(17):2573-7. PMID: 25160935; PMCID: PMC4743753.
    23. Burnett MM, Zimmermann L, Coralic Z, Quon T, Whetstone W, Kim A. Simple text-messaging intervention is associated with improved door-to-needle times for acute ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2014 Dec; 45(12):3714-6. PMID: 25352486.
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    24. Chiong W, Kim A, Huang IA, Farahany NA, Josephson SA. Inability to consent does not diminish the desirability of stroke thrombolysis. Ann Neurol. 2014 Aug; 76(2):296-304. PMID: 24980651; PMCID: PMC4957557.
    25. Chiong W, Kim A, Huang IA, Farahany NA, Josephson SA. Testing the presumption of consent to emergency treatment for acute ischemic stroke. JAMA. 2014 Apr 23-30; 311(16):1689-91. PMID: 24756520; PMCID: PMC4126238.
    26. Kim A. Evaluation and prevention of cardioembolic stroke. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2014 Apr; 20(2 Cerebrovascular Disease):309-22. PMID: 24699483.
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    27. Kim A, Johnston SC. Temporal and geographic trends in the global stroke epidemic. Stroke. 2013 Jun; 44(6 Suppl 1):S123-5. PMID: 23709707.
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    28. Lau AY, Wong KS, Lev M, Furie K, Smith W, Kim A. Burden of intracranial steno-occlusive lesions on initial computed tomography angiography predicts poor outcome in patients with acute stroke. Stroke. 2013 May; 44(5):1310-6. PMID: 23512979.
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    29. Kim A, Johnston SC. Is hypertension the key to reaching the healthy people 2000 goals by 2020? JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):51-3. PMID: 23229805.
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    30. Navi BB, Kamel H, Shah MP, Grossman AW, Wong C, Poisson SN, Whetstone WD, Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Kim A. The use of neuroimaging studies and neurological consultation to evaluate dizzy patients in the emergency department. Neurohospitalist. 2013 Jan; 3(1):7-14. PMID: 23983882; PMCID: PMC3726125.
    31. Kim A, Poisson SN, Easton JD, Johnston SC. A cross-sectional study of individuals seeking information on transient ischemic attack and stroke symptoms online: a target for intervention? PLoS One. 2012; 7(10):e47997. PMID: 23118919; PMCID: PMC3485263.
    32. Navi BB, Kamel H, Shah MP, Grossman AW, Wong C, Poisson SN, Whetstone WD, Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Kim A. Rate and predictors of serious neurologic causes of dizziness in the emergency department. Mayo Clin Proc. 2012 Nov; 87(11):1080-8. PMID: 23063099; PMCID: PMC3541873.
    33. Kim A. Who Best to Create a Sense of Urgency for Acute Stroke Treatment? Commentary on "Neurohospitalists Improve Door-to-Needle Times for Patients With Ischemic Stroke Receiving Intravenous tPA". Neurohospitalist. 2012 Oct; 2(4):117-8. PMID: 23983874; PMCID: PMC3726113.
    34. Kamel H, Easton JD, Johnston SC, Kim A. Cost-effectiveness of apixaban vs warfarin for secondary stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. Neurology. 2012 Oct 02; 79(14):1428-34. PMID: 22993279; PMCID: PMC3525294.
    35. Kim A, Young KC. The value of PRACTISE to improve thrombolysis rates for acute stroke: a 17-year quest. Neurology. 2012 Aug 07; 79(6):494-5. PMID: 22786604.
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    36. Navi BB, Kamel H, Shah MP, Grossman AW, Wong C, Poisson SN, Whetstone WD, Josephson SA, Johnston SC, Kim A. Application of the ABCD2 score to identify cerebrovascular causes of dizziness in the emergency department. Stroke. 2012 Jun; 43(6):1484-9. PMID: 22442167.
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    37. Kamel H, Johnston SC, Easton JD, Kim A. Cost-effectiveness of dabigatran compared with warfarin for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation and prior stroke or transient ischemic attack. Stroke. 2012 Mar; 43(3):881-3. PMID: 22308255.
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    38. Giles MF, Albers GW, Amarenco P, Arsava EM, Asimos AW, Ay H, Calvet D, Coutts SB, Cucchiara BL, Demchuk AM, Johnston SC, Kelly PJ, Kim A, Labreuche J, Lavallee PC, Mas JL, Merwick A, Olivot JM, Purroy F, Rosamond WD, Sciolla R, Rothwell PM. Early stroke risk and ABCD2 score performance in tissue- vs time-defined TIA: a multicenter study. Neurology. 2011 Sep 27; 77(13):1222-8. PMID: 21865578; PMCID: PMC3179650.
    39. Kim A, Johnston SC. Global variation in the relative burden of stroke and ischemic heart disease. Circulation. 2011 Jul 19; 124(3):314-23. PMID: 21730306.
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    40. Kim A, Nguyen-Huynh M, Johnston SC. A cost-utility analysis of mechanical thrombectomy as an adjunct to intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator for acute large-vessel ischemic stroke. Stroke. 2011 Jul; 42(7):2013-8. PMID: 21636817.
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    41. Kim A, Sidney S, Klingman JG, Johnston SC. Practice variation in neuroimaging to evaluate dizziness in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Jun; 30(5):665-72. PMID: 21570240; PMCID: PMC4560264.
    42. Dhand A, Nakagawa K, Nagpal S, Gelfand JM, Kim A, Smith WS, Tihan T. Cardiac rupture after intravenous t-PA administration in acute ischemic stroke. Neurocrit Care. 2010 Oct; 13(2):261-2. PMID: 20697837.
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    43. Kim A, Fullerton HJ, Johnston SC. Risk of vascular events in emergency department patients discharged home with diagnosis of dizziness or vertigo. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Jan; 57(1):34-41. PMID: 20855127.
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    44. Giles MF, Albers GW, Amarenco P, Arsava MM, Asimos A, Ay H, Calvet D, Coutts S, Cucchiara BL, Demchuk AM, Johnston SC, Kelly PJ, Kim A, Labreuche J, Lavallee PC, Mas JL, Merwick A, Olivot JM, Purroy F, Rosamond WD, Sciolla R, Rothwell PM. Addition of brain infarction to the ABCD2 Score (ABCD2I): a collaborative analysis of unpublished data on 4574 patients. Stroke. 2010 Sep; 41(9):1907-13. PMID: 20634480.
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    45. Kim A, Sidney S, Bernstein AL, Douglas VC, Johnston SC. Urgent neurology consultation from the ED for transient ischemic attack. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jul; 29(6):601-8. PMID: 20825839; PMCID: PMC3005542.
    46. Kim A, Pleasure SJ. Expression of the BMP antagonist Dan during murine forebrain development. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 2003 Oct 10; 145(1):159-62. PMID: 14519502.
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    47. Kim A, Lowenstein DH, Pleasure SJ. Wnt receptors and Wnt inhibitors are expressed in gradients in the developing telencephalon. Mech Dev. 2001 May; 103(1-2):167-72. PMID: 11335128.
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    48. Kim A, Anderson SA, Rubenstein JL, Lowenstein DH, Pleasure SJ. Pax-6 regulates expression of SFRP-2 and Wnt-7b in the developing CNS. J Neurosci. 2001 Mar 01; 21(5):RC132. PMID: 11222670.
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