Eugene Kim, MD

Eugene Kim, MD, FACS, FAAP

General Surgery Hollywood, CA

Associate Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Office Address

  • 4650 Sunset Blvd, #100
    Hollywood, CA 90027
    Phone: (323) 361-2064
    Fax: (323) 361-3534

Eugene Kim, MD, FACS, FAAP

General Surgery Hollywood, CA

Associate Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California


  • Trained in all aspects of pediatric surgery, my research and clinical practice has largely focused on pediatric oncology. My basic science research lab is looking at novel therapies for the aggressive children's cancer neuroblastoma. In addition to surgical oncology, I have a strong interest and practice in congenital anomalies, chest wall defects and in ECMO for infants and children with respiratory failure.

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • General Surgery: Pediatric General Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast)

Education & Training

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia CampusNew York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital Children's Hospital Of New York
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsColumbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Harvard UniversityHarvard University

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License2014 - Present
  • TX State Medical LicenseTX State Medical License2005 - Present
  • American Board of SurgerySurgery
  • American Board of SurgeryPediatric Surgery

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Fulbright and Jaworski, LLP Teaching AwardBaylor College of Medicine, 2012
    • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Faculty Excellence AwardBaylor College of Medicine, 2012, 2013
    • Top DoctorUS News and World Report, 2011-present

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Identifying and reducing early complications of surgical central lines in infants and toddlers  Fallon SC, Kim ME, Fernandes CJ, Vasudevan SA, Nuchtern JG, Kim ES, J Surg Res, 1/1/2014
    • A small molecule inhibitor of UBE2N induces neuroblastoma cell-death via activation of p53 and JNK pathways  Cheng J, Fan YH, Xu X, Zhang H, Dou J, Tang Y, Zhong X, Rojas Y, Yu Y, Zhao Y, Vasudevan SA, Zhang H, Nuchtern JG, Kim ES, Chen X, Lu F, Yang J, Cell Death Dis, 1/1/2014
    • The use of mitomycin C for refractory esophageal stricture following tracheoesophageal fistula repair  Lakoma A, Fallon SC, Mathur S, Kim ES, Eu J Ped Surg Reports, 5/9/2013

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Angiogenesis: Insights from a Systematic Review. Chapter: Targeting VEGF-mediated tumor angiogenesis in neuroblastoma 
      Hsu DM, Kim ES
      Editors: Santulli G.
    • Atlas of Pediatric Surgical Techniques. Chapter: Inguinal hernias and hydroceles Page 303 - 310
      Kawaguchi AL, Kim ES
      Editors: Chung D and Chen M.
    • Up To Date. Chapter: Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation of the Newborn 
      Kim ES, Brandt ML
      Editors: Rose BD.Waltham, MA


    • Assessing Tumor Angiogenesis with Computed Tomography and a Novel Nanoparticle Contrast Agent in an In Vivo Model of Neuroblastoma Lakoma A, Ghaghada KB, Adhikari C, Kaffes CC, Rojas Y, Shohet JM, Annapragada A, Kim ES, 9th Annual Academic Surgical Congress and J Surg Res, 1/1/2014
    • Optimizing chemotherapy prior to surgery in high-risk neuroblastoma Rojas Y, Louis CU, Nuchtern JG, Kim ES, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference and Exhibition, Section on Surgery, 1/1/2014
    • The epigenetic modifier CHAF1A opposes neuroblastoma differentiation via metabolic reprogramming Barbieri E, Chen Z, Lakoma A, Kim ES, Shohet JM, Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Conference, 1/1/2014


    • Imaging and Technical Concerns for Tumors around the Spinal Cord 1/1/2014
    • Imaging the Pediatric Surgical Patient: A Surgeon’s Perspective 11/18/2013
    • Pus and Stuff: A Surgeon’s Guide to Subcutaneous Infections 9/19/2013


    Professional Memberships

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • Excellus BCBS BluePPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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