Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

37 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

Robin D. Kim, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

37 Patient Ratings
10 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-6140 Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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(801) 585-6140 Primary Children's Hospital
Pediatric Gastroenterology
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
(801) 585-6320 University Hospital
Transplant Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

Dr. Kim received his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University and his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine which included a two-year research fellowship in liver regeneration and cancer.

Following his residency, Dr. Kim went on to the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children for his Fellowship in adult and pediatric Multiorgan Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery. Here, he gained expertise in the surgical management of liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases. This training balanced both a transplantation and oncologic approach.

Dr. Kim spent 5 years as faculty at the University of Florida, where he developed a robust practice specializing in surgery for diseases of the liver, biliary tree and the pancreas. Patients needing complex hepatobiliary surgery, including laparoscopic liver resections, were referred to him throughout the Southeast. He was also heavily involved with pediatric and adult transplantation of the liver, kidney and pancreas, and was the Director of pediatric and adult liver transplantation. Dr. Kim’s basic science research focused on the cellular mechanisms of liver cancer growth, and his educational activities included being the ASTS Fellowship Director.

Dr. Kim is the new Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation at the University of Utah. His clinical practice will span the University Hospital, the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Medical Center. Through his experience and expertise, Dr. Kim will fortify the University’s ability to treat diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.8
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.7
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.8
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

April 28, 2014

I wish there was a spot to mark EXCELLENT.

April 08, 2014

Dr. Kim is an excellent surgeon and he helped us with compassion ~ something missing from many of his caliper of skills.

January 30, 2014

Dr. Kim took the time to answer my list of questions and helped me determine the best return to work date so that I could recover fully. He was very friendly.

December 19, 2013

I feel very comfortable knowing I am in good hands with a very skilled team. The explanation was very good and helped answer all my questions about the surgery.

December 18, 2013

dr was rude

May 08, 2013

I come from a medical family (my husband and my father and mother) so before this liver surgery I consulted four surgeons- two from IMC , one from Regional and Dr. Kim. By far Dr. Kim was my top choice. He showed a willingness to sit down and educate me, took the time when I know he had a busy schedule, and is a skillful surgeon. He wasn't the best nurturer but I didn't come for that-I came for the absolute best surgeon.

May 06, 2013

it was a good experience

April 25, 2013

I am telling everyone about it now and how great every time has been It kind of shocked me.

November 26, 2012

Dr. Kim was excellent he took time to answer every one of my questions. He seemed concerned about me as a patient and I felt he was honest about my condition and wanted to do what is best for me.

November 14, 2012

Outstanding experience. Really liked the complete and detailed explanation of my problem and very attentive to my concerns. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Kim without any reservation whatsoever.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Adenoma, Liver Cell
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Liver Regeneration
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Markers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Liver Cancer

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Board Certification American Board of Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 585-6140 School of Medicine
Section of Transplantation, Department of Surgery
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Kim received his Bachelor of Arts from The Johns Hopkins University and his Doctor of Medicine from Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine which included a two-year research fellowship in liver regeneration and cancer.

Following his residency, Dr. Kim went on to the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children for his Fellowship in adult and pediatric Multiorgan Transplantation and Hepatobiliary Surgery. Here, he gained expertise in the surgical management of liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases. This training balanced both a transplantation and oncologic approach.

Dr. Kim spent 5 years as faculty at the University of Florida, where he developed a robust practice specializing in surgery for diseases of the liver, biliary tree and the pancreas. Patients needing complex hepatobiliary surgery, including laparoscopic liver resections, were referred to him throughout the Southeast. He was also heavily involved with pediatric and adult transplantation of the liver, kidney and pancreas, and was the Director of pediatric and adult liver transplantation. Dr. Kim’s basic science research focused on the cellular mechanisms of liver cancer growth, and his educational activities included being the ASTS Fellowship Director.

Dr. Kim is the new Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation and Executive Director of the Transplant Service Line at the University of Utah. His clinical practice will span the University Hospital, the Huntsman Cancer Institute and Primary Children’s Medical Center. Through his experience and expertise, Dr. Kim will fortify the University’s ability to treat diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Toronto
Hepatobiliary/Pancreatic Surgery and Multiorgan Transplantat
Fellow
Residency University of Massachusetts Medical Center
General Surgery
Resident
Research Fellow University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Research Fellow
Professional Medical Jefferson Medical College
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate The Johns Hopkins University
Biology and French
B.A.
Other Training The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Physiology
Research Assistant
Other Training The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Research Assistant

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Schwartz JJ, Pappas L, Thiesset HF, Vargas G, Sorensen JB, Kim RD, Hutson WR, Boucher K, Box T (2012). Liver transplantation in septuagenarians receiving meld exception points for hepatocellular carcinoma: The national experience.LID - 10.1002/lt.23385 [doi]. Liver Transpl.
  2. Schwartz JJ, Thiesset HF, Bohn JA, Sloat B, Carricaburu M, Hatch J, Sorensen JB, Kim RD, Vargo D, Fryer JP (2012). Perceived benefits of a transplant surgery experience to general surgery residency training. J Surg Educ, 69(3), 371-84.
  3. Hemming AW, Mekeel K, Khanna A, Baquerizo A, Kim RD (2011). Portal vein resection in management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma. J Am Coll Surg, 212(4), 604-13; discussion 613-6.
  4. Kim RD, Fujikawa T, Mizuno S, Schwartz JJ, Sorensen JB, Hemming AW, Fujita S (2011). Adult post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in the liver graft in patients with recurrent hepatitis C. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol, 23(7), 559-65.
  5. Kim RD, Book L, Haafiz A, Schwartz JJ, Sorensen JB, Gonzalez-Peralta RP (2011). Liver transplantation in a 7-month-old girl with Caroli's disease. J Pediatr Surg, 46(8), 1638-41.
  6. Kim RD, Mizuno S, Sorensen JB, Schwartz JJ, Fujita S (2011). Impact of Calcineurin Inhibitors on Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplantation. Dig Dis Sci.
  7. Schwartz J, Vargas G, Thiesset H, Stoddard G, Kim R, Sorensen J, Kraiss L (2011). Revisiting the Issue of VTE in the Setting of Chronic Liver Disease: An Examination of National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Data. Chest, 139(6), 1544-5.
  8. Hemming AW, Magliocca JF, Fujita S, Kayler LK, Hochwald S, Zendejas I, Kim RD (2010). Combined resection of the liver and pancreas for malignancy. J Am Coll Surg, 210(5), 808-14, 814-6.
  9. Iida T, Sawada N, Takahashi M, Zendejas IR, Kayler LK, Magliocca JF, Kim RD, Hemming AW, Fujita S (2010). Successful treatment of invasive mucormycosis in a liver transplant patient by arm amputation. Transplant Proc, 42(7), 2794-6.
  10. Zendejas-Ruiz I, Hemming AW, Chen C, Schwartz JJ, Sorensen JB, Kim RD (2010). Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C. J Gastrointest Cancer.
  11. Iida T, Zendejas IR, Kayler LK, Magliocca JF, Kim RD, Hemming AW, Gonzalez-Peralta RP, Fujita S (2009). Hepatocellular carcinoma in a 10-month-old biliary atresia child. Pediatr Transplant, 13(8), 1048-9.
  12. Watanabe G, Behrns KE, Kim JS, Kim RD (2009). Heat shock protein 90 inhibition abrogates hepatocellular cancer growth through cdc2-mediated G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol, 64(3), 433-43.
  13. Kim RD, Hemming AW (2009). Hepatocellular carcinoma: resection or transplantation. J Gastrointest Surg, 13(6), 1023-5.
  14. Kayler LK, Garzon P, Magliocca J, Fujita S, Kim RD, Hemming AW, Howard R, Schold JD (2009). Outcomes and utilization of kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury. Am J Transplant, 9(2), 367-73.
  15. Kibbe MR, Troppmann C, Barnett CC Jr, Nwomeh BC, Olutoye OO, Doria C, Kim RD, Mankani MH, Corbett SA, Biffl WL, Schwarze ML (2009). Effect of educational debt on career and quality of life among academic surgeons. Ann Surg, 249(2), 342-8.
  16. Kim RD, Zendejas I, Velopulos C, Fujita S, Magliocca JF, Kayler LK, Liu C, Hemming AW (2009). Duplicate gallbladder arising from the left hepatic duct: report of a case. Surg Today, 39(6), 536-9.
  17. Grobmyer SR, Hemming AW, Harris N, Behrns K, Logan H, Kim RD, Chang M, Cance WG, Hochwald SN (2009). A pilot prospective randomized trial of postoperative epoetin alfa in patients undergoing major operation for upper gastrointestinal malignancy. Am J Clin Oncol, 32(6), 570-3.
  18. Kayler, LK, Magliocca J, Kim RD, Howard R, Schold JD (2009). Single kidney transplantation from young pediatric donors in the United States. Am J Transplant, 9(12), 2745-2751.

Book Chapter

  1. Schwartz JJ, Sorensen JB, Kim RD (2013). Selection of Patients for Resection and Liver Transplantation. In Lau, WY (Ed.), Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma (2013). New York: Springer.
  2. Kim RD, Kim JS, Behrns KE (2011). Liver Regeneration and the Atrophy-Hypertrophy Complex. In Madoff DC, Makuuchi M, Nagino M, Vauthey JN (Ed.), Venous Embolization of the Liver: Radiological and Surgical Practice (1st Edition). New York City, NY: Springer.
  3. Kim RD, Hemming AW (2010). Vascular Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. In McMasters KM, Vauthey JN (Ed.), Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Targeted Therapy and Multidisciplinary Care (1st Edition). New York City, NY: Springer.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

  • Civicir
    Keywords: Liver Transplantation, Hepatitis C
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Jeffrey Campsen
  • Fibrin sealant- Grifols
    Keywords: Vascular surgery, hemostasis, fibrin sealant, stop bleeding, bypass graft, hemodialysis access graft
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Robin Kim

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