Min Peter Kim, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Associate Clinical 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

Metastasis Lung cancer Matrix biology
Education & Training

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

Computed tomography criteria for the use of advanced localization techniques in minimally invasive thoracoscopic lung resection
Kim, MP, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Kopas, LM, Graviss, EA, Lumsden, AB & Gupta, N 2018, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol 10, no. 6.

Small cell and non small cell lung cancer form metastasis on cellular 4D lung model
Mishra, DK, Miller, RA, Pence, KA & Kim, MP 2018, BMC Cancer, vol 18, no. 1, pp. 441. DOI: 10.1186/s12885-018-4358-x

Tailored Fundoplication With Endoluminal Functional Lumen Imaging Probe Allows for Successful Minimally Invasive Hiatal Hernia Repair
Kim, MP, Meisenbach, LM & Chan, EY 2018, Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques. DOI: 10.1097/SLE.0000000000000527

Enhanced recovery after thoracic surgery reduces discharge on highly dependent narcotics
Kim, MP, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Dumitru, R, Brown, JK & Masud, FN 2018, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol 10, no. 2, pp. 984-990. DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2018.01.99

SR 11302, an AP-1 Inhibitor, Reduces Metastatic Lesion Formation in Ex Vivo 4D Lung Cancer Model
Mishra, DK & Kim, MP 2017, Cancer Microenvironment, pp. 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s12307-017-0202-0

"Five on a dice" port placement for robot-assisted thoracoscopic right upper lobectomy using robotic stapler
Kim, MP & Chan, EY 2017, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol 9, no. 12, pp. 5355-5362. DOI: 10.21037/jtd.2017.11.09

Management of esophageal gastrointestinal stromal tumor: Review of one hundred seven patients
Pence, K, Correa, AM, Chan, E, Khaitan, P, Hofstetter, W & Kim, MP 2017, Diseases of the Esophagus, vol 30, no. 12, dox064. DOI: 10.1093/dote/dox064

The "Texas Two-Step" procedure
Chan, EY, Reul, RM, Kim, MP & Reardon, MJ 2017, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.08.117

Programmed death ligand-1 (pd-l1) expression in either tumor cells or tumor-infiltrating immune cells correlates with solid and high-grade lung adenocarcinomas
Driver, BR, Miller, RA, Miller, T, Deavers, M, Gorman, B, Mody, D, Ge, Y, Barrios, R, Bernicker, E, Kim, M & Cagle, PT 2017, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 141, no. 11, pp. 1529-1532. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2017-0028-OA

Knotless suture allows for successful thoracoscopic diaphragm plication
Kim, MP & Chan, EY 2017, Journal of surgical case reports, vol 2017, no. 11, pp. rjx225. DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjx225

Routine use of mesh during hiatal closure is safe with no increase in adverse sequelae
Abu Saleh, WK, Morris, LM, Tariq, N, Kim, MP, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM, Dunkin, BJ, Sherman, V, Rosenberg, W, Bass, BL, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Reardon, P & Khaitan, PG 2017, Surgical endoscopy, pp. 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5758-8

Thy-1(+) Cancer-associated Fibroblasts Adversely Impact Lung Cancer Prognosis
Schliekelman, MJ, Creighton, CJ, Baird, BN, Chen, Y, Banerjee, P, Bota-Rabassedas, N, Ahn, YH, Roybal, JD, Chen, F, Zhang, Y, Mishra, DK, Kim, MP, Liu, X, Mino, B, Villalobos, P, Rodriguez-Canales, J, Behrens, C, Wistuba, I, Hanash, SM & Kurie, JM 2017, Scientific Reports, vol 7, no. 1, pp. 6478. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-06922-5

Management of the solitary pulmonary nodule
Chan, EY, Gaur, P, Ge, Y, Kopas, L, Santacruz, JF, Gupta, N, Munden, RF, Cagle, PT & Kim, MP 2017, Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, vol 141, no. 7, pp. 927-931. DOI: 10.5858/arpa.2016-0307-RA

Clinical outcomes following self-expanding metal stent placement for esophageal salvage
Liang, DH, Hwang, E, Meisenbach, LM, Kim, MP, Chan, EY & Khaitan, PG 2016, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.03.051

Breast cancer cells form primary tumors on ex vivo four-dimensional lung model
Pence, KA, Mishra, DK, Thrall, M, Dave, B & Kim, MP 2017, Journal of Surgical Research, vol 210, pp. 181-187. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.11.019

Endoscopically Guided Laparoscopic Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement for Patients with Distal Esophageal Stents
Nussenbaum, ME, Chan, EY, Kim, MP & Khaitan, PG 2017, Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, pp. 1-4. DOI: 10.1007/s11605-017-3379-0

Targeting KRas-dependent tumour growth, circulating tumour cells and metastasis in vivo by clinically significant MIR-193a-3p
Seviour, EG, Sehgal, V, Mishra, D, Rupaimoole, R, Rodriguez-Aguayo, C, Lopez-Berestein, G, Lee, JS, Sood, AK, Kim, MP, Mills, GB & Ram, PT 2017, Oncogene, vol 36, no. 10, pp. 1339-1350. DOI: 10.1038/onc.2016.308

Management of gastric conduit dehiscence with self-expanding metal stents: A case report on salvaging the gastric conduit
Liang, DH, Meisenbach, LM, Kim, MP, Chan, EY & Khaitan, PG 2017, Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery, vol 12, no. 1, 4. DOI: 10.1186/s13019-017-0570-z

Management of asymptomatic pulmonary vein aneurysm
Coffman, J, Pence, K, Khaitan, PG, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2017, Respiratory Medicine Case Reports, vol 20, pp. 7-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.rmcr.2016.10.016

"Five on a Dice" Port Placement Allows for Successful Robot-Assisted Left Pneumonectomy
Khan, N, Fikfak, V, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2017, The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon reports, vol 6, no. 1, pp. e42-e44. DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1613714