Min Peter Kim, MD

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

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

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, E & 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

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

"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. https://doi.org/10.21037/jtd.2017.11.09

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12307-017-0202-0

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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/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. https://doi.org/10.5858/arpa.2016-0307-RA

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2016.11.019