Min Peter Kim, MD

David M. Underwood Distinguished Professor of Surgery in Digestive Disorders, Department of Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery, Academic Institute
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

Robotic and per-oral endoscopic myotomy have fewer technical complications compared to laparoscopic Heller myotomy
Ali, AB, Khan, NA, Nguyen, DT, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA, Dunkin, BJ & Kim, MP 2020, Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 34, no. 7, pp. 3191-3196. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-07093-2

Pre-emptive pain management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescription after minimally invasive pulmonary resection
Del Calvo, H, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 1982-1990. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd-20-431

Robot assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection is associated with improved outcomes compared to video assisted thoracoscopic pulmonary resection
Soliman, BG, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, R, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2020, South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Houston, United States, 3/7/20, .

Robot-assisted hiatal hernia repair demonstrates favorable short-term outcomes compared to laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair
Soliman, BG, Nguyen, DT, Chan, EY, Chihara, RK, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA & Kim, MP 2019, Surgical Endoscopy. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00464-019-07055-8

Da Vinci Xi robot decreases the number of thoracotomy cases in pulmonary resection
Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Graviss, EA, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2019, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 145-153. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.12.59

Preemptive pain-management program is associated with reduction of opioid prescriptions after benign minimally invasive foregut surgery
Kim, MP, Godoy, C, Nguyen, DT, Meisenbach, LM, Chihara, R, Chan, EY & Graviss, EA 2019, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.056

Heterogeneity of stage IIIA leads to difficulty in determining optimal treatment
Kim, MP & Swisher, SG 2019, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 11, pp. S2043-S2045. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2019.08.111

Occult stage IIIA-N2 patients have excellent overall survival with initial surgery
Kim, MP, Correa, AM, Hofstetter, WL, Mehran, RJ, Rice, DC, Roth, JA, Vaporciyan, AA, Walsh, GL, Erasmus, JJ & Swisher, SG 2018, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 10, no. 12, pp. 6670-6676. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.10.94

Immune cells inhibit the tumor metastasis in the 4D cellular lung model by reducing the number of live circulating tumor cells
Mishra, DK, Rocha, HJ, Miller, R & Kim, MP 2018, Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 16569. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34983-7

Robotic lobectomy leads to excellent survival in lung cancer patients
Kim, MP 2018, Journal of Thoracic Disease, vol. 10, pp. S3184-S3185. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.07.123

Acellular and cellular lung model to study tumor metastasis
Mishra, DK & Kim, MP 2018, Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol. 2018, no. 138, e58145. https://doi.org/10.3791/58145

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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLE.0000000000000527

The Benefits of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Programs and Their Application in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Brown, JK, Singh, K, Dumitru, R, Chan, EY & Kim, MP 2018, Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 77-88. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-14-2-77

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. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2018.01.99

The “Texas Two-Step” procedure
Chan, EY, Reul, RM, Kim, MP & Reardon, MJ 2018, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, vol. 155, no. 1, pp. 285-287. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2017.08.117

Using electromagnetic navigation for intraoperative rib fracture localization during rib plating: A case report
Pedraza, R, Chan, EY, Meisenbach, LM & Kim, MP 2018, International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, vol. 53, pp. 386-389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.11.029

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. https://doi.org/10.1093/dote/dox064

SR 11302, an AP-1 Inhibitor, Reduces Metastatic Lesion Formation in Ex Vivo 4D Lung Cancer Model
Mishra, DK & Kim, MP 2017, Cancer Microenvironment, vol. 10, no. 1-3, pp. 95-103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12307-017-0202-0

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