Office in Houston
  • Areas of Practice:
  • Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Min Kim

About Min Kim, M.D.

Dr. Kim is a board certified thoracic surgeon who practices in the Houston area. He specializes in the surgical treatment of the diseases involving the chest. This includes the treatment of the airway, lungs, pleura, diaphragm, esophagus, chest wall and mediastinum.

Dr. Min Kim received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. During medical school, he received the Harold Lamport Research Award, the Paul Ehrlich Research Award and the Henry Strong Denison Scholarship for his research. He also received the prestigious Howard Hughes Fellowship to perform research at the National Institutes of Health, where he was presented with Recognition for Outstanding Research.

After completing medical school, Dr. Kim attended Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, where he completed his general surgery residency. After his general surgery training, he received a thoracic surgery fellowship at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center where he completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Kim is currently Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is an expert in minimally invasive thoracic surgery and thoracic surgical oncology. In addition, he has been appointed an Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Associate Member of the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Institute for Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M University.

Dr. Kim has an active translational lab researching the mechanisms involved in lung cancer metastasis. His clinical interests include treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the esophagus, lung, mediastinum, diaphragm and chest wall. He specializes in minimally invasive procedures, such as robot-assisted lobectomy, robot-assisted hiatal hernia repair, robot-assisted fundoplication, robot-assisted thymectomy and robot-assisted esophagectomy, to treat patients with disease of the thoracic cavity.

Doctor Info

Education & Training

  • Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University
  • Medical Degree: John Hopkins School of Medicine
  • General Surgery Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School
  • Thoracic Surgery Fellowship: The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Hospital Affiliations

  • Head of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital

Teaching Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Associate Member of the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute
  • Associate Professor of Surgery at the Institute for Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Surgery at Texas A&M University
Services
  • Robot-assisted lobectomy
  • Robot-assisted hiatal hernia repair
  • Robot-assisted fundoplication
  • Robot-assisted thymectomy
  • Robot-assisted esophagectomy
  • Robot assisted minimally invasive thoracic surgery
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Suspicious lung nodule
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Gastroesopahgeal reflux disease
  • Achalasia
  • Mediastinal mass
  • Thymoma
  • Diaphragm paralysis
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Rib fractures
Our Office
Phone: (713) 441-5177
Fax: (713) 790-5030
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Dr. Kim is fantastic and his staff are the best! Everyone that I worked with in this group is great. Knowledgeable, courteous and professional characterizes them all. Dr. Kim truly cares about his patients and goes out of his way to make sure they are taken care of in the best way possible. He is unlike any other surgeon I have ever dealt with. He is compassionate, personable and passionate about what he does. I would choose him again in a heartbeat!

 

I respect Dr Kim and have confidence in his ability to treat my condition. The entire team at the office was very helpful and seemed willing to help me. Thank you all!

 

Dr. Min Kim and his entire staff have been exceptional throughout this entire procedure. He was compassionate, detailed, professional, personable, and passionate about his profession.

Dr Min Kim is a wonderful fusion of technical expertise and warm friendly bedside manner, a rare blend in todays specialty doctor world. His entire staff reflects the same approach to their positions. My thanks to everyone. I feel soooo much better!!!