Faculty & Staff
Anthony W. Kim, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.S., F.C.C.P
Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Dr. Anthony W. Kim is Professor of Clinical Surgery and the new Chief of the Thoracic Surgery Division in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Dr. Kim is a nationally recognized and well established thoracic surgeon and excellent surgical teacher. He was recruited earlier this year from Yale University School of Medicine where he previously was Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery. He obtained his medical degree from Rush University and completed his general surgery residency and thoracic surgery fellowship at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center and Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL, followed by an advanced clinical fellowship in thoracic surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, NY. He held a faculty position at Rush University prior to his appointment at Yale School of Medicine.
Dr. Kim leads the thoracic surgery division and program, providing excellence in leading & designing thoracic courses, case studies, and research projects. His area of expertise is thoracic oncology with a special focus on minimally invasive thoracic surgery, including both thoracoscopic and robotic platforms. He is a well-respected nationally & internationally renowned surgeon for his work at Yale and he will continue and deepen that excellence while at the Keck School of Medicine.
To elaborate, Dr. Kim is author to over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, as well as several reviews and textbook chapters. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the Annals of Surgical Oncology, and the World Journal of Surgery, in addition to serving as an ad hoc reviewer for several other journals. He has served on numerous committees in several international organizations, including the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American Association for Thoracic Surgery, 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, most recently with the Francis Gilman Blake Award for Outstanding Teaching of the Medical Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine. His passion for ensuring a dynamic and thoroughly prepared next generation of surgeons springs from having the good fortune of being mentored by excellent educators, coaches, and clinicians throughout his training years. That same passion plays a significant role in the development of our residency and fellowship programs, such that they will continue to provide high returns in productivity, loyalty, and above all the delivery of excellent clinical care in the 21st century.
As with all surgical faculty, Dr. Kim carries on the fine tradition of providing beyond exceptional surgical education, care, and scholarship to students, patients, and medical sciences.
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