Wesley A. King, MD


Wesley King, MD is a neurosurgeon at the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He specializes in minimally invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery.

Board certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. King is a member of several professional societies, including the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Skull Base Society, International Society of Pituitary Surgeons (ISPS), the Neurosurgical Society of American and the Western Neurosurgical Society.

Dr. King's primary clinical and research interests include the treatment of brain tumors, acoustic neuroma surgery, pituitary and neuroendocrine lesions and disorders of the craniovertebral junction such as Chiari Malformations. He is one of the pioneers of endoscopic neurosurgery, developing techniques for treating diseases of the brain and spine. Currently, he teaches endoscopy courses nationally several times a year.

At Cedars-Sinai, these less invasive strategies are actively being used to treat selected brain and pituitary tumors, hyperhidrosis, as well as degenerative diseases of the spine and peripheral nerves. Dr. King has authored more than 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented more than100 abstracts at national and international conferences.

Dr. King received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He completed a neurological surgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center. His fellowship in skull base and microneurosurgery was performed under Dr. Madjid Samii in Hannover,Germany.

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