Laura Minhui Kim, MD, MSc

Facial Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology

Head and Neck Oncology, Skull Base and Microvascular Reconstruction Surgeon

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

Accepting New Patients
Accepting Video Visits

Laura Minhui Kim, MD, MSc

Head and Neck Oncology, Skull Base and Microvascular Reconstruction Surgeon

Houston Methodist ENT Specialists

About Me

As a Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist, I am strongly committed to delivering comprehensive and personalized care. It is a privilege to be able to help guide patients through the most challenging times. and I believe in treating them with compassion and respect by building meaningful relationships with each of my patients and their families.

Dr. Kim is a board-certified Otolaryngologist – Head & Neck Surgeon. She attended the University of Toronto and studied Pathobiology where she obtained her Bachelors and Master’s degree. She continued her education at the University of Toronto where she obtained her medical degree. She then completed a five-year residency training in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Western University. In 2020, Dr. Kim moved to Houston to complete a two-year fellowship in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Dr. Kim practices within Head and Neck Oncology and sees patients with Head and Neck cancers including upper aerodigestive tract malignancies, skin cancers, endocrine malignancies and other disorders. She has a special interest in robotic surgery for operations in the head and neck (TORS). She also works with patients requiring reconstruction following resection for the above malignancies including locoregional reconstruction and microvascular reconstruction (free tissue transfer). Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and likes to paint and visit art museums.

Clinical Interests

  • Cancers of the ears, nose, face and scalp
  • Cancers of the neck
  • Cancers of the mouth and lips
  • Cancers of the salivary glands
  • Cancers of the sinuses and skull base
  • Cancers of the throat and larynx
  • Facial nerve injuries and repair/rehabilitation
  • Facial trauma reconstruction
  • Microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck and breast
  • Robotic/minimally invasive surgery of the head and neck (TORS)
  • Thyroid and parathyroid masses or cancers

Accepted Insurance Plans

Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
Aetna CommonSpirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Amerigroup STAR+PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage
Amerivantage Medicare Advantage HMO-D-SNP
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Edge
Blue Essentials
Blue Essentials Access
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace-Silver & Gold
Community Health Choice Medicare Advantage HMO DSNP
Coventry PPO
Entrust/90 Degree EDI Payer ID# 36878
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HMO Blue
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Kelsey Seybold Affiliate Network
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Molina Dual Options StarPlus MMP
Molina Marketplace Exchange
Molina Medicare Complete Care HMO SNP
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
Provider Select PPO
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-South Texas Region Group 295430
TRS-ActiveCare Fully Insured Plan-West Texas Region Group 295781
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Group 385003
TRS-ActiveCare Primary Plus Group 385001
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.


Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology | University of Toronto | 2009
Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology | University of Toronto | 2011
Medicine | University of Toronto | 2015
Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery | Western University | 2020
Head & Neck Surgical Oncology & Microvascular Reconstruction | MD Anderson Cancer Center | 2022
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Houston Methodist Dr. Mary and Ron Neal Cancer Center


  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.

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    • Smith Tower, 6550 Fannin St., Ste 1701, Houston, TX 77030
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