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

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Wound Classification is Prognostic of 30-Day Readmission Following Surgery World J Surg. 2023 Oct; 47(10):2392-2400. . View in PubMed

Estimating revenue, costs, and operating margin of any hospital-based thoracic surgery practice using a novel financial modelJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Sep; 166(3):690-698. e1. . View in PubMed

Early outcomes of lung transplantation with lung allografts from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)-positive donors J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 Aug 23. . View in PubMed

Implementation planning for equitable tobacco treatment services: a mixed methods assessment of contextual facilitators and barriers in a large comprehensive cancer center Transl Behav Med. 2023 Aug 11; 13(8):539-550. . View in PubMed

Don't Stop Believing Ann Thorac Surg. 2023 Jul; 116(1):119-120. . View in PubMed

Adjuvant chemotherapy, not radiotherapy, prolongs survival for node-negative non-small cell lung cancer with positive surgical margins JTCVS Open. 2023 Jun; 14:472-482. . View in PubMed

Longer hospitalizations, more complications, and greater readmissions for patients with comorbid psychiatric disorders undergoing pulmonary lobectomy J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2023 May 26. . View in PubMed

The evolving landscape of thoracic surgical oncology J Surg Oncol. 2023 Feb; 127(2):217-220. . View in PubMed

Heart transplantation for pediatric foreign nationals in the United States Clin Transplant. 2023 02; 37(2):e14900. . View in PubMed

A Narrative Review: Phentermine and Topiramate for the Treatment of Pediatric Obesity Adolesc Health Med Ther. 2023; 14:125-140. . View in PubMed

Brace yourself… there may be a better option than surgery first! Ann Thorac Surg 2022 Dec 10. . View in PubMed

Benefit of adjuvant chemotherapy for resected pathologic N1 non-small cell lung cancer is unrecognized: A subgroup analysis of the JBR10 trial Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 Oct 20. . View in PubMed

Surgical decision-making in advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer is influenced by more than just guidelines JTCVS Open. 2022 Sep; 11:286-299. . View in PubMed

Adhering to guideline concordant care improves survival among the different subtypes of T3 N2 non-small cell lung cancer JTCVS Open. 2022 Jun; 10:384-392. . View in PubMed

Lobectomy offers improved survival outcomes relative to segmentectomy for >2 but =4 cm non-small cell lung cancer tumors JTCVS Open. 2022 Jun; 10:356-367. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Exploring new directions using radiofrequency identification JTCVS Tech. 2022 Apr; 12:196-197. . View in PubMed

Primary signet ring cell histology does not portend worse survival for early stage lung cancer following lobectomy Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2022 Feb; 30(2):185-189. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Extended thromboembolism chemoprophylaxis for thoracic oncologic surgery: To discharge and beyond! J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2022 12; 164(6):1612-1613. . View in PubMed

Commentary: To whom much is given much will be required J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 11; 164(5):1338-1339. . View in PubMed

Consensus for Thoracoscopic Lower Lobectomy: Essential Components and Targets for Simulation Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 11; 114(5):1895-1901. . View in PubMed

Commentary: The tip of the disparity knife still seems to be cutting 1 way J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2022 09; 164(3):658-659. . View in PubMed

Esophagectomy for Permanent Mesh Migration After Transthoracic Hiatal Hernia Repair Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 08; 114(2):e89-e91. . View in PubMed

Possibly Two Birds or One Squirrel J Thorac Oncol. 2022 06; 17(6):737-738. . View in PubMed

Invited Commentary: The Association Between Tobacco Use and Postoperative Delirium is Not Blowing Smoke… Or Is It? World J Surg. 2022 05; 46(5):1207-1208.. View in PubMed

Regional Variation in Treatment for Highest-Risk Patients With Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 04; 113(4):1282-1290. . View in PubMed

Adjuvant chemotherapy for visceral pleural invasion in 3-4-cm non-small-cell lung cancer improves survival Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2022 06 15; 62(1). . View in PubMed

Patterns of Use of Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy Compared With Surgery for Definitive Treatment of Primary Early-stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Am J Clin Oncol. 2022 04 01; 45(4):146-154. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Perception is reality, but reality is how you make them feel JTCVS Open. 2021 Dec; 8:522-523. . View in PubMed

Important Surgical and Clinical End Points in Neoadjuvant Immunotherapy Trials in Resectable NSCLC JTO Clin Res Rep. 2021 Oct; 2(10):100221. . View in PubMed

Training residents in robotic thoracic surgery J Thorac Dis. 2021 Oct; 13(10):6169-6178. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Peeking into the personalized poking future JTCVS Tech. 2021 Oct; 9:163-164. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Until now, sternal elevation was sort of up in the air JTCVS Tech. 2021 Oct; 9:178-179. . View in PubMed

Exploring the Potential Different Outcomes Associated With the Different Phenotypes Under the Shared Pathologic T3N0 Designation JTO Clin Res Rep. 2021 Jun; 2(6):100186. . View in PubMed

Comorbid depression in surgical cancer patients associated with non-routine discharge and readmission Surg Oncol. 2021 Jun; 37:101533. . View in PubMed

Differential outcomes of residual disease in surgically-resected non-small cell lung cancer and the importance of guideline-concordant adjuvant therapy J Thorac Dis. 2021 May; 13(5):2896-2909. . View in PubMed

Commentary: A new PORT in the stage IIIA N2 non-small cell lung cancer storm JTCVS Open. 2021 Mar; 5:131-132. . View in PubMed

Gender representation among leadership at national and regional cardiothoracic surgery organizational annual meetings J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):733-744. . View in PubMed

Understanding thoracic surgeons' perceptions of administrative database analyses and guidelines in clinical decision-makingJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 Mar; 161(3):807-816. e1. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Lowering the threshold rings in a new harbinger J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 11; 162(5):1414-1415. . View in PubMed

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Protocol Minimizes Intensive Care Unit Utilization and Improves Outcomes Following Pulmonary Resection World J Surg. 2021 10; 45(10):2955-2963. . View in PubMed

Commentary: The esophagectomy cake finally may be ready for its icing J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 09; 162(3):698-699. . View in PubMed

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in pN-positive Clinical Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer After Neoadjuvant Therapy and Resection Ann Thorac Surg. 2021 07; 112(1):197-205. . View in PubMed

Commentary: When less is more for lung cancers J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2021 05; 161(5):1650-1651. . View in PubMed

Readmission with venous thromboembolism after surgical treatment by primary cancer site Surg Oncol. 2020 Dec; 35:268-275. . View in PubMed

Trends in pneumonectomy for treatment of small-cell lung cancer Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2020 Nov; 28(9):583-591. . View in PubMed

Sequence of biologic therapies and surgery affects survival in non-small cell lung cancer J Surg Oncol. 2020 Aug; 122(2):320-327. . View in PubMed

COVID-19 guidance for triage of operations for thoracic malignancies: A consensus statement from Thoracic Surgery Outcomes Research Network J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Aug; 160(2):601-605. . View in PubMed

A systematic review of paraneoplastic syndromes associated with thymoma: Treatment modalities, recurrence, and outcomes in resected casesJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul; 160(1):306-314. e14. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Chasing solutions versus chasing windmills J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jan 08. . View in PubMed

Patterns of Care in Neoadjuvant Chemoradiotherapy for Node-Positive Esophageal Adenocarcinoma Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 12; 110(6):1832-1839. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Go small or go home J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 09; 160(3):e173-e174. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Standing on similar, but different, shoulders J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 08; 160(2):e81-e82. . View in PubMed

COVID-19 Guidance for Triage of Operations for Thoracic Malignancies: A Consensus Statement From Thoracic Surgery Outcomes Research Network Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 08; 110(2):692-696. . View in PubMed

Hepatic Compartment Syndrome After a Right-sided Diaphragm Plication Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 06; 109(6):e425-e427. . View in PubMed

The influence of adjuvant therapy on survival in patients with indeterminate margins following surgery for non-small cell lung cancerJ Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 05; 159(5):2030-2040. e4. . View in PubMed

Disparities in Guideline-Concordant Treatment for Pathologic N1 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 05; 109(5):1512-1520. . View in PubMed

Commentary: TiME may actually tell good from bad J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 04; 159(4):1613-1614. . View in PubMed

The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on Treatment and Mortality in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 01; 109(1):225-232. . View in PubMed

Commentary: This Story About Three Pigs Is No Fable Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(2):367-368. . View in PubMed

Trimodality vs Chemoradiation and Salvage Resection in cN2 Stage IIIA Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(1):153-159. . View in PubMed

Not Just Your Ordinary Tumor: A Solitary Fibrous Tumor of the Esophagus Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020; 32(1):176-178. . View in PubMed

Driving the discussion about the greater propensity for doing better with neoadjuvant chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer J Thorac Dis. 2019 Oct; 11(10):E174-E177. . 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

Commentary: Don't sweat the compensatory sweating J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 11; 158(5):1490-1491. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Simple math is not so straightforward with stereotactic body radiotherapy for colorectal carcinoma metastases J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 10; 158(4):1242-1243. . View in PubMed

A Modern Reaffirmation of Surgery as the Optimal Treatment for Solitary Fibrous Tumors of the Pleura Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 03; 107(3):941-946. . View in PubMed

Defining the learning curve in robot-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy Surgery. 2019 02; 165(2):450-454. . 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 01; 14(1):11-12.. View in PubMed

Randomized Trial of Medical versus Surgical Treatment for Refractory Heartburn N Engl J Med. 2019 10 17; 381(16):1513-1523. . 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

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

Time for the science of pneumonectomyology J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 10; 156(4):1715-1716. . View in PubMed

Eating well at your first job J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 10; 156(4):1585-1586. . View in PubMed

Optimal Approach for Repair of Left Atrial-Esophageal Fistula Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 05; 105(5):e229-e231. . View in PubMed

Thinking outside the duct J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 02; 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

Response Chest. 2017 04; 151(4):942-943. . View in PubMed

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

The Eighth Edition Lung Cancer Stage Classification Chest. 2017 Jan; 151(1):193-203. . 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

Invited commentary Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan; 99(1):263-4. . View in PubMed

Now or later: evaluating the importance of chemotherapy timing in resectable stage III (N2) lung cancer in the National Cancer Database Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jan; 99(1):200-8. . 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

Editorial commentary: Endoscopically closing doors Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014; 26(4):285-6. . View in PubMed

Outcomes for lung transplantation for lung cancer in the United Network for Organ Sharing Registry Ann Thorac Surg. 2012 Sep; 94(3):935-40; discussion 940-1. . View in PubMed

The lung cancer stage page: there when you need it--staginglungcancerorg. Chest. 2012 Mar; 141(3):581-586. . 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

Pediatric shunt malfunction without ventricular dilatation Pediatr Neurosurg. 2008; 44(2):128-32. . 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

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.
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