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Unsup Kim

  • PROFESSOR Surgery
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  • M.D., Seoul National University College of Medicine

  • Capital Army Hospital

  • Capital Army Hospital

  • U.S. Tripler General Hospital

  • Capital Army Hospital

  • City Hospital Center at Elmhurst

  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center

  • The Mount Sinai Medical Center


    Dr. Unsup Kim is Chief of Surgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Professor of Surgery of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He received his MD degree from Seoul National University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea in 1959. He came to the U.S.A. in 1967 and completed his surgical training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1972.

    Dr. Kim is recipient of many teaching awards from surgical residents and medical students. Dr. Kim's expertise is in the area of hepatobiliary, gastrointestinal surgery and trauma. He is a member of many local and national medical societies, and has published in the area of hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal surgery.


  • 1999 -
    Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Teaching Graduating Medical Students
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • 1976 -
    Best Teacher's Award Graduating Chief Residents
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine

  • 1965 -
    Silver Star Medal
    Government of Vietnam

  • 1965 -
    Silver Star Medal
    President of the Republic of Korea

  • 1965 -
    Bronze Star Medal
    President of the United States


Lee HK, Skarzynski J, Kim U. Value of Hepatic Blood Flow Study in the Diagnosis of Hepatoma. Mt Sinai J of Med 1989 January; 56(1): 33-35.

Waxman JS, Kim U, Subietas AM, Vuletin JC, Waxman M. Diffuse Neurogibroma of the Pylorus: A Cause of Gastric Outlet Obstruction. Mt Sinai J Med 1989 March; 56(2): 129-132.

Boyle T, Kim U. Surgical Alternatives for the treatment of Non-Parasitic Liver Cysts. Mt Sinai J Med 1989 March; 56(2): 90-92.

Stone MM, Stone NN, Meller S, Kim U. 36.Bilateral Ureteral Obstruction: An unusual Complication of Pancreatitis. Ame J of Gastroenterology 1989 Jan;.

Bodner B, Harrington ME, Kim U. Mortality and Morbidity in Perforated Peptic Ulcer Disease multifactorial anaysis. SGO 1990; 171: 315-320.

Guth A, Kim U. Abdominal Tuberculosis: Reappearance of an Old Disease. SGO 1991; 172: 432-436.

Newman RM, Fleshner PR, Lajam FE, Kim U. Esophageal Tuberculosis: A Rare Presentation with Hematemesis. Am J Gastroenterol 1991 Jun; 86(6): 751-755.

Guth A, Pachter L, Abanese C, Kim U. Combined duodenal and colonic necrosis: an unusual sequela of caustic ingestion. J Clinical Gastroent 1994; 19: 303-305.

Guth A, Pachter HL, Kim U. Pitfall in the Diagnosis of Blunt Diaphragmatic Injury. American J of Surgery 1995 July; 170: 5-9.

Senkowski C, Kim U. Clinically Occult: A case for Carotid injury operative management. J of Trauma 1996 September; 41: 536-538.

Gurland B, Dolgin SE, Kim U. Pneumatosis Intestinalis and Portal Vein Gas After Blunt Abdominal Trauma. J of Pediatric Surgery 1998 August;: 1309-1311.

Kuerer HM, Curtis S, Zisman SR, Burrows WM, Kim U, Hollier LH. Thoracic Aortic Transection: Diagnosis, Management, and Survival. Surgical Rounds 1998 August;: 362-367.

Taub P, Giannikas G, Shen H, Kim U. Brachial Artery Transection Following Closed Elbow Dislocation. The Journal Of Trauma 1999 July; 4(1): 176-178.

Levitt M, Noguerra Jr J, Wolpoe M, Oliff A, Shen H, Kim U. Small Intestinal Schwannoma: A Rare Cause of Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Surgical Rounds 1999 November;: 614-620.

Taub P, Lajam F, Kim U. Erosion into the Subclavian Artery by a Chest Tube. The Journal of Trauma 1999 November; 47(5): 972-974.

Desai N, Wayne MG, Taub PJ, Levitt MA, Spiegel R, Kim U. Intussusception in Adults. Mt Sinai J Med 1999 October/November; 66(5&6): 336-340.

Divino C, Park IS, Angel L, Ellozy S, Spiegel R, Kim U. A Retrospective Study of Diagnosis and Management of Mesenteric Vein Thrombosis. The American Journal of Surgery 2001; 181: 20-23.

Divino CM, Park IS, Angel LP, Ellozy S, Spiegel R, Kim U. A retrospective study of diagnosis and management of mesenteric vein thrombosis. Am J Surg 2001 Jan; 181(1): 20-23.

Bazan H, Torrecampo R, Kim U. Emphysematous Cholecystitis. Applied Radiology 2002 November;.

Bazan HA, Kim U. Fatal Gastroduodenal Artery Bleeding. Gastrointest Endosc 2003 Nov; 58(5): 755.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Kim did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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