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Robin D. Kim, M.D.

Clinical Details

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(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

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Adenoma, Liver Cell
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Regeneration
  • 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 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. Liver transplantation in septuagenarians receiving meld exception points for hepatocellular carcinoma: The national experience.LID - 10.1002/lt.23385 [doi]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. Perceived benefits of a transplant surgery experience to general surgery residency training.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. Portal vein resection in management of hilar cholangiocarcinoma.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. Adult post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease in the liver graft in patients with recurrent hepatitis C.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. Liver transplantation in a 7-month-old girl with Caroli's disease.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. Impact of Calcineurin Inhibitors on Hepatitis C Recurrence After Liver Transplantation.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. Combined resection of the liver and pancreas for malignancy.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. Successful treatment of invasive mucormycosis in a liver transplant patient by arm amputation.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. Recurrent Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Liver Transplant Recipients with Hepatitis C.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. Hepatocellular carcinoma in a 10-month-old biliary atresia child.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. Heat shock protein 90 inhibition abrogates hepatocellular cancer growth through cdc2-mediated G2/M cell cycle arrest and apoptosis.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. Hepatocellular carcinoma: resection or transplantation.Kim RD, Hemming AW (2009). Hepatocellular carcinoma: resection or transplantation. J Gastrointest Surg, 13(6), 1023-5.
  14. Outcomes and utilization of kidneys from deceased donors with acute kidney injury.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. Effect of educational debt on career and quality of life among academic surgeons.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. Duplicate gallbladder arising from the left hepatic duct: report of a case.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. A pilot prospective randomized trial of postoperative epoetin alfa in patients undergoing major operation for upper gastrointestinal malignancy.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.

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