|Phone Number||Clinical Office Address|
Huntsman Cancer Hospital
1950 Circle of Hope
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Primary Children's Hospital
100 N Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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 Executive Medical Director of the Transplant Service Line, Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, and Chief of the Division of Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery 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 has fortified the University’s ability to treat diseases of the liver, biliary tract and pancreas.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Academic Departments||Surgery - Professor
Pediatrics - Adjunct Associate Professor
|Academic Divisions||Pediatric Gastroenterology
Transplantation and Advanced Hepatobiliary Surgery
|Board Certification||National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
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.
UofU Patient January 26, 2017
I heart Dr. Kim. I feel like he treats me with a lot of respect. He is interested in my questions and helps me understand what's going on.UofU Patient January 13, 2017
Dr. Kim was extremely helpful in answering any questions I had, did not rush me in any way. I felt I was the only patient he was seeing that day. Dr. Kim explained all possible scenerios in dealing with my cancer and what to expect from surgery which he was recommending (and what I wanted). I would without reserve recommend him to anyone who had a liver disease.UofU Patient October 21, 2016
We were impressed by how much time he took to visit with us and explanations. He took time to show us my husband's MRI and CT scans. He was thorough and allowed time for us to ask questions.UofU Patient August 02, 2016
Dr. Kim is very efficient and business like. There was not any wasted time and he isn't inclined to general conversation, which is OK. Our meeting totaled 30 minutes. He answered my questions and I have full confidence in Dr. Kim's opinions/ diagnosis.UofU Patient June 09, 2016
Sarah, Marni, Riti, Dr. Gallegos, Dr. Kim, the lab technician -- everybody was incredibly helpful and kind. I'm happy to mark a "poor" or "very poor" if it applied, but you guys genuinely get "very goods" all the way down the line. I felt like even my talk with Dr. Kim felt non-rushed and kind. I felt like - even though I knew very little - everybody treated me with a lot of respect and educated me thoroughly.UofU Patient June 08, 2016
Unbelievably great experience in every way. Very understanding and thoroughUofU Patient March 31, 2016
Dr. Kim was amazing!UofU Patient February 17, 2016
I'm sure there are Surgeons as good as Dr. Robin Kim but I do not see any reason why I need to meet them! This man saved my life even when I unintentionally tried to make Him give up on me! I am eternally indebted to Dr Robin Kim, not only as a Top.skilled Surgeon but also as a Man!UofU Patient November 03, 2015
excellent demeanor and professionalism!UofU Patient October 22, 2015
GoodUofU Patient October 11, 2015
I would recommend providing the patient with more details on what pain and discomfort to expect after surgery and several days after as numbing wears off. I had no idea what to expect and tried to ask many questions so I could prepare myself. It was sometimes hard to get that information.UofU Patient September 13, 2015
he just seemed tiredUofU Patient September 08, 2015
Dr. Kim and his staff were thorough and efficient and made certain that I understood where my treatment is headed. I know I am in very good hands.UofU Patient August 31, 2015
Best doctor that I've seen in a long timeUofU Patient August 13, 2015
I was very impressed.UofU Patient July 17, 2015
Dr. Kim was honest in answering our questions. We liked him very much.UofU Patient July 07, 2015
I like the people and doctorsUofU Patient February 20, 2015
doctors here are superlative!UofU Patient January 09, 2015
EVERYTHING WAS GOOD ABOUT COMING TO THE CLINIC,UofU Patient April 28, 2014
I wish there was a spot to mark EXCELLENT.UofU Patient April 08, 2014
Dr. Kim is an excellent surgeon and he helped us with compassion ~ something missing from many of his caliper of skills.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient December 18, 2013
dr was rudeUofU Patient 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.UofU Patient May 06, 2013
it was a good experienceUofU Patient April 25, 2013
I am telling everyone about it now and how great every time has been It kind of shocked me.UofU Patient 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.UofU Patient 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.