Min Peter Kim, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Assistant Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Dr. Kim received his M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. During his time at Johns Hopkins, he was awarded a Howard Hughes Research Fellowship and performed research at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He completed his general surgery training at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. He is a board certified general and thoracic surgeon.

Description of Research

Dr. Kim’s research program focuses on understanding lung cancer metastasis using novel ex vivo three-dimensional lung models.

Areas Of Expertise

Lung cancer Matrix biology Metastasis
Education & Training

, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
, Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr-East Campus
, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Cervical Esophago-Gastric Tubes for Patients with Malignant Ascites
Liang, DH, Kim, MP, Chan, EY & Gaur, P 2016, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, pp. 1-3. DOI:

Pseudoachalasia presenting 20 years after Nissen fundoplication: A case report
Lai, CN, Krishnan, K, Kim, MP, Dunkin, BJ & Gaur, P 2016, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol 11, no. 1, 96. DOI:

Next-generation sequencing of a cohort of pulmonary large cell carcinomas reclassified by world health organization 2015 criteria
Driver, BR, Portier, BP, Mody, DR, Deavers, M, Bernicker, EH, Kim, MP, Teh, BS, Santacruz, JF, Kopas, L, Munden, RF & Cagle, PT 2016, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 140, no. 4, pp. 312-317. DOI:

Minimally invasive esophagectomy in a patient with end-stage renal disease
Zaza, M, Gaur, P, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2016, BMJ Case Reports, vol 2016, A416. DOI:

Revision Breast Augmentation at the Time of Cardiac Sarcoma Resection: The Importance of Pocket Control When Inframammary Approach Is Combined with Simultaneous Sternotomy
Rose, JF, Kim, MP, Reardon, MJ & Ellsworth, WA 2016, Plastic and reconstructive surgery. Global open, vol 4, no. 3, pp. e647. DOI:

Case report of using curved tip electrothermal bipolar coagulation to improve hilar dissection in VATS lobectomy
Fikfak, V, Gaur, P, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2016, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol 23, pp. 85-88. DOI:

Endoscopic evaluation of gastric conduit perfusion in minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy
Fikfak, V, Gaur, P & Kim, MP 2016, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol 19, pp. 112-114. DOI:

Cancer-associated Fibroblasts Induce a Collagen Cross-link Switch in Tumor Stroma
Pankova, D, Chen, Y, Terajima, M, Schliekelman, MJ, Baird, BN, Fahrenholtz, M, Sun, L, Gill, BJ, Vadakkan, TJ, Kim, MP, Ahn, Y-H, Roybal, JD, Liu, X, Parra Cuentas, ER, Rodriguez, J, Wistuba, II, Creighton, CJ, Gibbons, DL, Hicks, JM, Dickinson, ME, West, JL, Grande-Allen, KJ, Hanash, SM, Yamauchi, M & Kurie, JM 2015, Molecular Cancer Research. DOI:

Human Lung Fibroblasts Inhibit Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Metastasis in Ex Vivo 4D Model
Mishra, DK, Compean, SD, Thrall, MJ, Liu, X, Massarelli, E, Kurie, JM & Kim, MP 2015, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 100, no. 4, pp. 1167-74; discussion 1174. DOI:

Super-Charged Pedicled Jejunal Interposition Performance Compares Favorably With a Gastric Conduit After Esophagectomy
Stephens, EH, Gaur, P, Hotze, KO, Correa, AM, Kim, MP & Blackmon, SH 2015, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 100, no. 2, pp. 407-412. DOI:

Ex vivo four-dimensional lung cancer model mimics metastasis
Mishra, DK, Creighton, CJ, Zhang, Y, Chen, F, Thrall, MJ & Kim, MP 2015, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 99, no. 4, pp. 1149-1156. DOI:

Endoluminal suturing of an anastomotic leak
Gaur, P, Lyons, C, Malik, TM, Kim, MP & Blackmon, SH 2015, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 99, no. 4, pp. 1430-1432. DOI:

Lysyl hydroxylase 2 induces a collagen cross-link switch in tumor stroma
Chen, Y, Terajima, M, Yang, Y, Sun, L, Ahn, YH, Pankova, D, Puperi, DS, Watanabe, T, Kim, MP, Blackmon, SH, Rodriguez, J, Liu, H, Behrens, C, Wistuba, II, Minelli, R, Scott, KL, Sanchez-Adams, J, Guilak, F, Pati, D, Thilaganathan, N, Burns, AR, Creighton, CJ, Martinez, ED, Zal, T, Grande-Allen, KJ, Yamauchi, M & Kurie, JM 2015, Journal of Clinical Investigation, vol 125, no. 3, pp. 1147-1162. DOI:

Circulating tumor cells from 4D model have less integrin beta 4 expression
Mishra, DK, Scott, KL, Wardwell-Ozgo, JM, Thrall, MJ & Kim, MP 2015, Journal of Surgical Research, vol 193, no. 2, pp. 745-53. DOI:

Limitations of 18F-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography in N1 detection in patients with pathologic stage II-N1 and implications for management
Kim, MP, Correa, AM, Hofstetter, W, Mehran, R, Rice, DC, Roth, JA, Vaporciyan, AA, Walsh, GL, Erasmus, JJ & Swisher, SG 2015, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol 99, no. 2, pp. 414-420. DOI:

Three dimensional model for surgical planning in resection of thoracic tumors
Kim, MP, Ta, AH, Ellsworth, WA, Marco, RA, Gaur, P & Miller, JS 2015, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol 16, pp. 127-129. DOI:

Endoscopic management of Boerhaave's syndrome presenting with hematemesis
Fikfak, V, Gaur, P & Kim, MP 2014, Journal of surgical case reports, vol 2014, no. 11. DOI:

Esophageal cancer: Recent advances in screening, targeted therapy, and management
Gaur, P , Kim, MP & Dunkin, BJ 2014, Journal of carcinogenesis, vol 13, pp. 11. DOI:

Management of the Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Kim, MP 2014, . in Lung Cancer: Fourth Edition. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 214-223. DOI:

Treatment of sternoclavicular joint osteomyelitis with debridement and delayed resection with muscle flap coverage improves outcomes
Muesse, JL, Blackmon, SH, Ellsworth, WA & Kim, MP 2014, Surgery research and practice, vol 2014, pp. 747315. DOI: