Keck School Faculty

Anthony W. Kim
Anthony W. Kim
Professor Of Clinical Surgery, Division Chief, Thoracic Surgery
1510 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Kim, an internationally recognized thoracic surgeon and surgical teacher, leads the thoracic surgery division and program, providing excellence in designing thoracic courses, case studies, and research projects. His area of expertise is thoracic oncology with a focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including both thoracoscopic and robotic platforms.

He has served on committees in several international organizations, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, American College of Chest Physicians, Society of University Surgeons, and the Association for Academic Surgery.

Dr. Kim is a superb teacher, having been recognized with several honors and awards, including the Francis Gilman Blake Award for Outstanding Teaching of the Medical Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. As with all our surgical faculty, Dr. Kim carries on the tradition of providing beyond exceptional surgical education, care, and scholarship to students, patients, and medical sciences.

Not just your ordinary solitary fibrous tumor of the esophagus Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jul 01. . View in PubMed

Tri-modality versus chemoradiation and salvage resection in cN2 stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Jun 17. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Simple math is not so straightforward with stereotactic body radiotherapy for colorectal carcinoma metastases J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Apr 04. . View in PubMed

A Modern Reaffirmation of Surgery as the Optimal Treatment for Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 Mar; 107(3):941-946. . View in PubMed

Disparities in the surgical management of early stage non-small cell lung cancer: how far have we come? J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar; 11(Suppl 4):S596-S611.. View in PubMed

Thoracic surgery research on a "larger" scale J Thorac Dis. 2019 Mar; 11(Suppl 4):S485-S486. . View in PubMed

Sublobar or Suboptimal: Does Tumor Spread through Air Spaces Signify the End of Sublobar Resections for T1N0 Adenocarcinomas? J Thorac Oncol. 2019 Jan; 14(1):11-12.. View in PubMed

A modern reaffirmation of surgery as the optimal treatment for solitary fibrous tumors of the pleura Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Oct 23. . View in PubMed

Eating well at your first job J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct; 156(4):1585-1586. . View in PubMed

Time for the science of pneumonectomyology J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Oct; 156(4):1715-1716. . View in PubMed

Refocusing the quality lens to examine real-life value J Thorac Dis. 2018 Sep; 10(Suppl 26):S3276-S3277. . View in PubMed

Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 May; 105(5):e229-e231. . View in PubMed

Validating guideline concordant care in lung cancer also validates good surgical judgement and skill J Thorac Dis. 2018 Mar; 10(3):1190-1192. . View in PubMed

Thinking outside the duct J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Feb; 155(2):820-821. . View in PubMed

Viewing the big picture on small cell lung cancer J Thorac Dis. 2017 Oct; 9(10):3613-3615. . View in PubMed

Compromise Not Required Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2017; 29(3):426-427. . View in PubMed

Lobectomy versus stereotactic body radiotherapy in healthy patients with stage I lung cancerJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Jul; 152(1):44-54. e9. . View in PubMed

Something old, something new: Marrying 2 approaches to resect an ectopic parathyroid adenoma J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Feb; 151(2):e33-4. . View in PubMed

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 09; 152(3):e63. . View in PubMed

Pioneers paying it forward J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Dec; 150(6):1422-3. . View in PubMed

Readmissions and the law of unintended consequences J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Nov; 150(5):1030-1. . View in PubMed

Recognizing immense potential and iterating toward greatness J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Apr; 149(4):980-1. . View in PubMed

Delayed gratification is better than no gratification J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2015 Mar; 149(3):751. . View in PubMed

Fewer complications result from a video-assisted approach to anatomic resection of clinical stage I lung cancer J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Aug; 148(2):637-43. . View in PubMed

An analysis, systematic review, and meta-analysis of the perioperative mortality after neoadjuvant therapy and pneumonectomy for non-small cell lung cancer J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Jan; 143(1):55-63. . View in PubMed

Long-term survival after lung resection for non-small cell lung cancer with circulatory bypass: a systematic review J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Nov; 142(5):1137-42. . View in PubMed

"Back to the future": recruiting the best and brightest into cardiothoracic surgery J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Sep; 140(3):503-4. . View in PubMed

Bilobectomy for non-small cell lung cancer: a search for clinical factors that may affect perioperative morbidity and long-term survival J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Mar; 139(3):606-11. . View in PubMed

Giant cavernous hemangioma of the distal esophagus treated with esophagectomy J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2007 Jun; 133(6):1665-7. . View in PubMed

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