Department of Surgery faculty members, both physicians and scientists, are world-renown in their subspecialties. Faculty members are passionate in their clinical care and research practices, as well as being mentors for medical students and trainees. The department also invests significant funds to provide protected time and lab space for junior faculty to perform research.

Anthony W. Kim

Anthony W. Kim

Professor Of Clinical Surgery, Division Chief, Thoracic Surgery
1510 San Pablo St. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

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

Adjuvant Chemotherapy Improves Survival in pN+ cIIIA NSCLC After Neoadjuvant Therapy and Resection Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Oct 26. . View in PubMed

Commentary: Lowering the threshold rings in a new harbinger J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Sep 14. . View in PubMed

Readmission with venous thromboembolism after surgical treatment by primary cancer site Surg Oncol. 2020 Sep 09; 35:268-275. . 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

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

Commentary: The esophagectomy cake finally may be ready for its icing J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 Jul 11. . 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: When less is more for lung cancers J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2020 May 01. . View in PubMed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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