Clinical Associate Professor

Active Staff, Vancouver General Hospital

City: Vancouver
Hospital Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Clinical Office Address:
5th Floor, 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 1M9


  • General Surgery
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery
  • Liver Transplant
  • HPB Oncology


Dr. Peter Kim is a liver transplant and hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon at the Vancouver General Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He is the current head of the liver transplant and the HPB surgery program at the Vancouver General Hospital.

Dr. Kim received his medical degree with distinction from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. He completed his general surgery residency and Master of Sciences degree at the University of British Columbia. His research work focused on differentiating embryonic stem cells into insulin-producing cells to treat diabetes. He subsequently completed his abdominal transplant surgery fellowship at the Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, followed by an HPB surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto.

After his training, Dr. Kim worked at the Baylor University Medical Center as the HPB/liver transplant surgeon and assistant director of living donor liver transplantation for 5 years before returning to the Vancouver General Hospital.

His clinical practice includes HPB surgery (liver, pancreas cancer, and bile duct cancers) and liver transplantation.

Dr. Kim is the author of over 60 publications and 8 book chapters. His research interests include studying the outcomes in HPB oncology, the importance of blood flow to the liver in liver transplantation, and bile duct complications in liver transplantation.