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Chiari Malformation

Dr. Dong Kim is the Chief of Neurosurgery at Mischer Neuroscience Institute. 

Please view a recording of Dr. Kim's online presentation discussing diagnosis and treatment of Chiari I Malformation.


Chiari 1 Malformation (CM) is a neurological disorder in which the cerebellum – the part of the brain that controls balance – descends out of the skull into the spinal area.

In the presentation, Dr. Kim discusses the symptoms and diagnosis, and how Chiari Malformation often imitates other neurological disorders. He also presents detailed information on surgical treatment options and how these procedures can improve a patient's quality of life.

Views or opinions presented in this video are solely those of the physician(s) or presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of Memorial Hermann Health System. This video is presented to the public for educational purposes only and Memorial Hermann Health System is not responsible for its content. Patients should consult a physician regarding the diagnosis and treatment of any medical condition.

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En español: Síndrome de Chiari