Brian S. Kim, MD

Assistant Professor, Radiology

Brian Kim
820 Harrison Ave


As a radiologist, I enjoy interacting with patients and referring clinicians. I strive to provide the best patient care through high quality interpretations with timely communication. I am always looking for ways to help improve patient care, delivery of care and patient outcomes.

I completed my undergraduate education at the UC Berkeley with a double major in Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology. I graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine in 2004 and subsequently finished my internship at St. Mary’s Hospital in San Francisco. I received my residency training at Stanford University Hospital and Clinics and followed by a fellowship in Musculoskeletal and Spine Imaging at National Orthopedic Imaging Associates in San Francisco. Prior to joining Kaiser Permanente in 2012, I worked in various private practice settings, helping to optimize patient care and practice efficiency.

I am interested in musculoskeletal imaging with specific emphasis in sports imaging. I have provided advanced subspecialty reads for various professional sports teams including the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco 49ers.

Other Positions

  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center


  • Stanford University School of Medicine, MD
  • University of California, Berkeley, BS


  • Published on 1/26/2022

    Trier AM, Kim BS. Structural insights into MRGPRX2: A new vision of itch and allergy. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 Apr; 149(4):1221-1222. PMID: 35090947.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/18/2021

    Mamuladze T, Kim BS. The Sensation of Itch: From Biological Discovery to Medical Treatment. J Invest Dermatol. 2022 01; 142(1):21-22. PMID: 34801533.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 10/1/2021

    Kim BS, Silverberg JI, Ständer S, Yosipovitch G, Simpson EL, DiBonaventura M, Kerkmann U, Farooqui SA, Biswas P, Valdez H, Cameron MC. Rapid Improvement of Itch Associated With Atopic Dermatitis With Abrocitinib Is Partially Independent of Overall Disease Improvement: Results From Pooled Phase 2b and 3 Monotherapy Studies. Dermatitis. 2021 Oct 01; 32(1S):S39-S44. PMID: 34175862.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 9/21/2021

    Trier AM, Mack MR, Fredman A, Tamari M, Ver Heul AM, Zhao Y, Guo CJ, Avraham O, Ford ZK, Oetjen LK, Feng J, Dehner C, Coble D, Badic A, Joshita S, Kubo M, Gereau RW, Alexander-Brett J, Cavalli V, Davidson S, Hu H, Liu Q, Kim BS. IL-33 signaling in sensory neurons promotes dry skin itch. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2022 Apr; 149(4):1473-1480.e6. PMID: 34560104.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 8/18/2021

    Margolis DJ, Mitra N, Hoffstad OJ, Kim BS, Monos DS, Phillips EJ. Association of KIR Genes and MHC Class I Ligands with Atopic Dermatitis. J Immunol. 2021 09 15; 207(6):1522-1529. PMID: 34408014.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 7/23/2021

    Tamari M, Trier AM, Kim BS. Emerging targeted therapeutics underscore immunologic heterogeneity of asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2021 09; 148(3):719-721. PMID: 34310926.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/15/2021

    Li F, Jiang H, Shen X, Yang W, Guo C, Wang Z, Xiao M, Cui L, Luo W, Kim BS, Chen Z, Huang AJW, Liu Q. Sneezing reflex is mediated by a peptidergic pathway from nose to brainstem. Cell. 2021 07 08; 184(14):3762-3773.e10. PMID: 34133943.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/5/2021

    Abreu D, Kim BS. Innate Immune Regulation of Dermatitis. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2021 08; 41(3):347-359. PMID: 34225893.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/16/2021

    Margolis DJ, Mitra N, Kim BS, Duke JL, Berna RA, Hoffstad OJ, Wasserman JR, Ferriola DA, Mosbruger TL, Wubbenhorst BS, Nathanson KL, Monos DS. HLA Class I Polymorphisms Influencing Both Peptide Binding and KIR Interactions Are Associated with Remission among Children with Atopic Dermatitis: A Longitudinal Study. J Immunol. 2021 05 01; 206(9):2038-2044. PMID: 33863792.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 2/11/2021

    Inclan-Rico JM, Kim BS, Abdus-Saboor I. Beyond somatosensation: Mrgprs in mucosal tissues. Neurosci Lett. 2021 03 23; 748:135689. PMID: 33582191.

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