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 prestigious Howard Hughes Fellowship to perform research at the National Institutes of Health. During medical school he received the Harold Lamport Research Award, the Paul Ehrlich Research Award and the Henry Strong Denison Scholarship for his research. In addition, he was awarded the Recognition for Outstanding Research at the National Institutes of Health.
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 the Chief of 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 Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, Assistant Member of the Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Institute for Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist.
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, VATS lobectomy, robot assisted hiatal hernia repair, robot assisted thymectomy and minimally invasive esophagectomy, to treat patients with disease of the thoracic cavity.