ABOUT DR. ALEX KIM

DrHeadShot K. ALEX KIM, MD

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EDUCATION

New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ

Newark, NJ, Doctor of Medicine, M.D.

Vice-President of AMA-NJMS Chapter

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
M.S. Medical Sciences

Cornell University, Ithaca NY

B.A. in Economics, Minor in Mathematics

Deans List, Cornell Crew Team

 

SURGICAL TRAINING

Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center

Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Detroit, MI

Temple University Hospital

Advanced Laparoscopic Bariatrics Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Morristown Memorial Hospital

General Surgery Residency, Morristown, NJ

Drexel University, Graduate Hospital

General Surgery Internship, Philadelphia, PA

WORK EXPERIENCE

Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgical, LLC, Chandler, AZ

Owner

IDE, NY, NY

National Advertising Agency

CEO, Founding Partner

Andersen Consulting, NY, NY)

Analyst for Metro New York Process Competency Group

Business Consulting, Technology, and Strategy

Cornell University Medical College, NY, NY

Data Control Coordinator for In-Vitro Fertilization Program

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & POSITIONS

American College of Surgeons

Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons

American Medical Association

PUBLICATIONS

Meilahn, L. White, K. Kim, V. Frain, P102 Longitudinal stapled closure at gastric bypass jejuno-jejunostomy is safe and effective.  Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 343-343 J

Chahwan S, Miller MT, Kim KA, Mantell M, Kirksey L. “Aberrant Right Subclavian Artery Associated with a Common Origin of Carotid Arteries” Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2006 Nov;20(6):809-12. Epub 2006 May 31.

K. Alex Kim, P Wry, E Hughes, J Butcher, D Barbot. “Clostridium Difficile Small Bowel Enteritis after Total Proctocolectomy” Diseases of Colon and Rectum. 2007 Jun;50(6):920-3.

J Kamelgard, Kiup A Kim, Glen Atlas. “Combined preemptive and preventive analgesia in morbidly obese patients undergoing open gastric bypass: a pilot study” Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 1 (2005) 12-16.

“HIV and Syphilis Seroprevalence Survey of Elegible Emergency Room Clients” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UMDNJ, and NJ Department of Health and Senior Services. Research Assistant, Dr. Michael Jaker, Emergency Medicine, October 2002 – April 2003.

“Youth Violence in Newark: A Three Parts Needs and Assets Assessment” http://www.umdnj.edu/vinjweb/research_projects/er_surveillance.htm Violence Institute of New Jersey, Healthcare foundation of New Jersey. Research Associate, Dr. Douglas J. Boyle, September 2001 – May 2002

K. Alex Kim. “Medical Abbreviations”.  An electronic reference book written for Palm Pilot, March 2001.  http://med-ia.ch/medabbr

 

PRESENTATIONS

K. Alex Kim, Michael Most, MD “Thyroid/Parathyroid Diseases” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Oct 24, 2008

K. Alex Kim, Rolando Rolandelli, MD “Surgical Nutrition” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Apr 18, 2008

K. Alex Kim, Thomas Lee, MD “Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Jan 1, 2008

K. Alex Kim, Michael Ombrellino, MD “Carotid Arterial Disease” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Resident Lecture. Oct 26, 2007

K. Alex Kim, Eugene Zurkovsky, Steven Ugras, James Pasquariello “Open Ventral Hernia Repair vs Laparoscopic”Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ. Grand Round. Oct 17, 2007

K. Alex Kim “Current Look at Bariatric Surgery” Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Grand Round, Aug 8, 2006

K. Alex Kim “Longitudinal Stapled Closure at Gastric Bypass Jejuno-Jejunostomy is Safe and Effective” Poster Presentation. 23rd Annual Meeting of the ASBS, San Francisco, CA. June 2006

K. Alex Kim. “Acute Pancreatitis” Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. Grand Round. June 14, 2005

K. Alex Kim. “Ischemic Steal Syndrome after Dialysis Access” Graduate Hospital. Philadelphia, PA,Vascular Conference. February 25, 2005

K. Alex Kim. “Peri-operative Coagulation Optimization” Chestnut Hill Hospital. Grand Round. University ofPennsylvania ACCME. 1 credit AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. November 2003.

K. Alex Kim, Dr. Jeffrey Ahn “Premedical College Courses” AKAM Premedical Conference, Palisades Park NJ, Spring 2000.

K. Alex Kim, Dr. Jeffrey Ahn “Is Medical School for You?” AKAM Premedical Conference, Queens NY, Spring 1999.

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

K. Alex Kim, MD, Mark Bishara, MD, Kevin James, MD, Thomas Lee, MD, Nirman Tulsyn, MD, Amit Patel, MD, Michael Resnikoff, MD. “Abdominal aortic Excluder endograft infection with Klebsiella Oxytoca, treated with explantation and extraanatomic bypass” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ.

K. Alex Kim, MD, Rafael Ibarra, MD, Mark Moritz, MD, Michael Ombrellino, MD, “Limb Threatening Ischemia and Gangrene Caused by Sarcoidosis Arteritis” Morristown Memorial Hospital, Morristown, NJ

ABO Blood Group Distribution Difference in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, and Blood Group Type as a Separate Risk Factor in Coronary Artery Disease

Handbook for Surviving Medical School Clerkship Years

 

INTERESTS

Advanced laparoscopic procedures, Robotic Procedures, Endovascular peripheral vessel angioplasty/stenting, Endocrine and Oncologic
 
PROCEDURES PERFORMED
  • Vein:
    • Laser ablation treatment for superficial venous insufficiency, Foam sclerotherapy for varicose vein / spider vein, Laser telangiectasia / hemangioma removal, Microphlebectomy, TRELLIS procedure
  • Vascular:
    • Dialysis access (AV fistula, AV graft, Permacaths, Peritoneal dialysis catheter), Endovascular repair of AAA aneurysms, Diagnostic and therapeutic peripheral angiogram/stent. IVC filter, Long term central venous access, Chemoports, Hickman/infusaport catheters, Peripheral arterial bypass, Central line access, Latest DVT management, Bloodless surgeries for Jehova’s witness pts
  • Skin/Moles/Extremity:
    • Moh’s surgery, Melanoma excision and sentinel node, Skin graft, Scar revision, Punch biopsy, Inguinal lymph node biopsy, Diabetic wound/ulcer management, Amputations (Digits, TMA, partial ray, Chopart, Lisfranc, Syme’s)
  • Breast
    • Core needle biopsy, Stereotactic biopsy, Cyst aspiration, Lumpectomy, Partial mastectomy, Nipple sparing mastectomy, Mammocyte creation, Sentinel lymph node biopsy, Lymph node dissection, Breast abscess drainage, Male gynecomastia reduction surgery, Scar revision
  • Esophagus/Stomach
    • Laparoscopic: Heller myotomy for Achalasia, Nissen fundoplication, Gastrectomy, Vagotomy, Hiatal hernia repair
  • Small/Large intestines:
    • Laparoscopic: Length sparing small bowel resection, J-tube placement, Internal hernia repair,  Partial/Total colectomy, Crohn’s management, Diverticular management
  • Rectum/Anus:
    • Laparoscopic/DaVinci Robotic: Lower anterior resection for low rectal cancer, J-pouch creation, Rectal prolapse protoctopexy-Altemeier
    • Open: Hemorrhoids banding/staple/excision, Anal fissure, Sphincterotomy, Delorme procedure, Condyloma, Endorectal advancement flap
  • Liver/Gallbladder/Spleen/Pancreas:
    • Laparoscopic/DaVinci Robotic: Liver wedge resection/biopsy, Cholecystectomy, Common bile duct exploration, Choledochocyst management, Splenectomy/partial splenectomy, Partial pancreatectomy, Pancreatic pseudocyst procedures, Laparoscopic/Endoscopic ultrasound evaluation for mass/cyst, Liver cyst excision, Peritoneal shunts,
  • Abdominal Wall:
    • Laparoscopic/Open: Ventral hernia repairs, Inguinal hernias, Spigelian hernia, Lumbar hernia repair
  • Endoscopy:
    • Diagnostic/therapeutic colonoscopy, Upper endoscopy, Esophageal balloon dilatation, Bleeding variceal banding, Ulcer biopsy, Botox injection for achalasia, Balloon dilatation of stricture, Feeding tube placement, Diagnostic Upper endoscopy, Endoscopic GERD repair
  • Thoracic: Simple endoscopic VATS biopsy or wedge resection only, Empyema drainage, Chest tube placements
  • Spine: Exposures for cervical/lumbar diskectomies
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INSURANCE
Aetna (All Plans)
AHCCCS plans: APIPA, Care First, and Health Choice
American Medical Security
Arizona Foundation
Assurant Health (Formerly Fortis)
Banner Health Plans
Banner PHO
Beech Street
Blue Cross/Blue Shield (All Plans)
Catholic Health Care West
CCN
Coventry (First Health)
Cigna (PPO Only)
Difinity Health

Fortified Provider Network
Great West (One Health)

Health Net (All Plans)
Humana (All Plans)
Medco (United Postal Systems)
Medicare
Mutual of Omaha
Pacificare 
PHCS
Schaller Anderson
Secure Horizons: Metro Phoenix Network, Banner Baywood Network, Phoenix Secure Network, 
Tricare Standard, Prim and For Life
Trustmark/ Starmark
United Health Care (All Plans)
Workers Compensation
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