May A. Kim-Tenser

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology
May A. Kim-Tenser, MD

Areas of treatment:

Diagnosis and Management of Stroke and Neurocritically Ill Patients
Critical Care Neurology


  • Neurology


  • Department of Neurology


  • English

May A. Kim-Tenser, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital

About this doctor:

Dr. Kim is board certified in neurology, vascular neurology, and neurocritical care. She specializes in the diagnosis and management of patients with stroke and those who are neurocritically ill requiring admission into the neurosciences ICU (ie: GBS, SE, myasthenic crises, SAH, ICH, AVM’s, spinal cord injury).

Dr. Kim’s research interests include the management of intracerebral hemorrhage, stroke outcome/genetics, subarachnoid hemorrhage, hypothermia, and neuroprotection in stroke.


Doctor of Medicine, Ross University School of Medicine, 2003


Mercy Hospital & Medical Center, Medicine, 2003 - 2004


George Washington University Medical Center, Neurology, 2004 - 2007


Stanford University Hospital, Cerebrovascular / Neurocritical Care, 2007 - 2008
LAC+USC Medical Center, Neurocritical Care, 2008 - 2009


American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology: Neurology
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology: Vascular Neurology
United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties: Neurocritical Care

Professional society memberships:

American Academy of Neurology
Association of California Neurologists
American Heart Association / American Stroke Association
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Medical Specialties
Neurocritical Care Society
Western States Stroke Consortium