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Eugene S. Kim


M.D., NY College of Physicians and Suegeons, Columbia University, New York, 1996

Current position

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Surgery, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, USA


  1. Cheng, J., Fan, Y. H., Xu, X., Zhang, H., Dou, J., Tang, Y., Zhong, X., Rojas, Y., Yu, Y., Zhao, Y., Vasudevan, S. A., Zhang, H., Nuchtern, J. G., Kim, E. S., Chen, X., Lu, F. and Yang, J. (2014). A small-molecule inhibitor of UBE2N induces neuroblastoma cell death via activation of p53 and JNK pathways. Cell Death Dis5: e1079.
  2. Barbieri, E., De Preter, K., Capasso, M., Chen, Z., Hsu, D. M., Tonini, G. P., Lefever, S., Hicks, J., Versteeg, R., Pession, A., Speleman, F., Kim, E. S. and Shohet, J. M. (2014). Histone chaperone CHAF1A inhibits differentiation and promotes aggressive neuroblastoma.Cancer Res74(3): 765-774.
  3. Lakoma, A. and Kim, E. S. (2013). Current readings: surgical repair experience of congenital chest wall deformities. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg25(4): 317-322.
  4. Vadivelu, S., Prasad, P., Adesina, A. M., Kim, E., Luerssen, T. G. and Jea, A. (2013). Giant invasive spinal schwannoma in children: a case report and review of the literature. J Med Case Rep7(1): 289.
  5. Lakoma, A., Mazziotti, M. V. and Kim, E. S. (2013). “Pancreas Divisum”, multimedia module for the American Board of Surgery SCORE curriculum. (On line)
  6. Fan, Y. H., Cheng, J., Vasudevan, S. A., Dou, J., Zhang, H., Patel, R. H., Ma, I. T., Rojas, Y., Zhao, Y., Yu, Y., Zhang, H., Shohet, J. M., Nuchtern, J. G., Kim, E. S. and Yang, J. (2013). USP7 inhibitor P22077 inhibits neuroblastoma growth via inducing p53-mediated apoptosis. Cell Death Dis4: e867.
  7. Nordin, A. B., Fallon, S. C., Jea, A. and Kim, E. S. (2013). The use of spinal angiography in the management of posterior mediastinal tumors: case series and review of the literature. J Pediatr Surg48(9): 1871-1877.
  8. Fallon, S. C., Brandt, M. L., Rodriguez, J. R., Vasudevan, S. A., Lopez, M. E., Hicks, M. J. and Kim, E. S. (2013). Cytogenetic analysis in the diagnosis and management of lipoblastomas: results from a single institution. J Surg Res184(1): 341-346.
  9. Hsu, D., M Shohet, J. and S Kim, E. (2013). Targeting Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor in Neuroblastoma. Current Angiogenesis2(1): 30-39.
  10. Fallon, S. C., Larimer, E. L., Gwilliam, N. R., Nuchtern, J. G., Rodriguez, J. R., Lee, T. C., Lopez, M. E. and Kim, E. S. (2013). Increased complication rates associated with Port-a-Cath placement in pediatric patients: location matters.J Pediatr Surg48(6): 1263-1268.
  11. Fallon, S. C., Slater, B. J., Nuchtern, J. G., Cass, D. L., Kim, E. S., Lopez, M. E. and Mazziotti, M. V. (2013). Complications related to the Nuss procedure: minimizing risk with operative technique. J Pediatr Surg48(5): 1044-1048.
  12. Fan, Y., Cheng, J., Vasudevan, S. A., Patel, R. H., Liang, L., Xu, X., Zhao, Y., Jia, W., Lu, F., Zhang, H., Nuchtern, J. G., Kim, E. S. and Yang, J. (2013). TAK1 inhibitor 5Z-7-oxozeaenol sensitizes neuroblastoma to chemotherapy. Apoptosis18(10): 1224-1234.
  13. Hsu, D. M., Agarwal, S., Benham, A., Coarfa, C., Trahan, D. N., Chen, Z., Stowers, P. N., Courtney, A. N., Lakoma, A., Barbieri, E., Metelitsa, L. S., Gunaratne, P., Kim, E. S*. and Shohet, J. M*. (2013). G-CSF receptor positive neuroblastoma subpopulations are enriched in chemotherapy-resistant or relapsed tumors and are highly tumorigenic. Cancer Res73(13): 4134-4146. (*Co-senior authors)
  14. Lakoma, A., Fallon, S. C., Mathur, S. and Kim, E. S. (2013). The use of mitomycin C for refractory esophageal stricture following tracheoesophageal fistula repair.Eu J Ped Surg Reports(eFirst online publication)
  15. Wai, S., Ma, L., Kim, E. and Adekunle-Ojo, A. (2013). The utility of the emergency department observation unit for children with abdominal pain.Pediatr Emerg Care29(5): 574-578.
  16. Fallon, S. C., Shekerdemian, L. S., Olutoye, O. O., Cass, D. L., Zamora, I. J., Nguyen, T., Kim, E. S., Larimer, E. L. and Lee, T. C. (2013). Initial experience with single-vessel cannulation for venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric respiratory failure. Pediatr Crit Care Med14(4): 366-373.
  17. Slater, B. J., Nordin, A. B., Allen, C. E., Elghetany, M. T., Heinle, J. S. and Kim, E. S. (2013). Resection of mediastinal castleman's disease: a case report.Pediatr Hematol Oncol30(6): 554-556.
  18. Fallon, S. C., Kim, E. S., Naik-Mathuria, B. J., Nuchtern, J. G., Cassady, C. I. and Rodriguez, J. R. (2013). Needle decompression to avoid tension pneumoperitoneum and hemodynamic compromise after pneumatic reduction of pediatric intussusception. Pediatr Radiol43(6): 662-667.
  19. Rojas, Y., Warneke, C. L., Dhamne, C. A., Tsao, K., Nuchtern, J. G., Lally, K. P., Vasudevan, S. A., Hayes-Jordan, A. A., Cass, D. L., Herzog, C. E., Hicks, M. J., Kim, E. S*. and Austin, M. T*. (2012). Primary malignant pancreatic neoplasms in children and adolescents: a 20 year experience. J Pediatr Surg47(12): 2199-2204. (*Co-senior authors)
  20. Hassan, S. F., Mathur, S., Magliaro, T. J., Larimer, E. L., Ferrell, L. B., Vasudevan, S. A., Patterson, D. M., Louis, C. U., Russell, H. V., Nuchtern, J. G. and Kim, E. S. (2012). Needle core vs open biopsy for diagnosis of intermediate- and high-risk neuroblastoma in children. J Pediatr Surg47(6): 1261-1266.
  21. Burchhardt, D., Fallon, S. C., Lopez, M. E., Kim, E. S., Hicks, J. and Brandt, M. L. (2012). Retroperitoneal lipoblastoma: a discussion of current management. J Pediatr Surg47(10): e51-54.
  22. Kim, E. S. (2012). Successful treatment of anastomotic leak after tracheoesophageal fistula repair with glycopyrrolate (Robinul). Reply to correspondence.J Ped Surg47(10) 1967-68.
  23. Calao, M., Sekyere, E. O., Cui, H. J., Cheung, B. B., Thomas, W. D., Keating, J., Chen, J. B., Raif, A., Jankowski, K., Davies, N. P., Bekkum, M. V., Chen, B., Tan, O., Ellis, T., Norris, M. D., Haber, M., Kim, E. S., Shohet, J. M., Trahair, T. N., Liu, T., Wainwright, B. J., Ding, H. F. and Marshall, G. M. (2013). Direct effects of Bmi1 on p53 protein stability inactivates oncoprotein stress responses in embryonal cancer precursor cells at tumor initiation. Oncogene32(31): 3616-3626.
  24. Hassan, S. F., Mathur, S., Magliaro, T. J., Larimer, E. L., Ferrell, L. B., Vasudevan, S. A., Patterson, D. M., Louis, C. U., Russell, H. V., Nuchtern, J. G. and Kim, E. S. (2012). Needle core vs open biopsy for diagnosis of intermediate- and high-risk neuroblastoma in children. J Pediatr Surg47(6): 1261-1266.
  25. Liu, D., Song, L., Wei, J., Courtney, A. N., Gao, X., Marinova, E., Guo, L., Heczey, A., Asgharzadeh, S., Kim, E., Dotti, G. and Metelitsa, L. S. (2012). IL-15 protects NKT cells from inhibition by tumor-associated macrophages and enhances antimetastatic activity. J Clin Invest122(6): 2221-2233.
  26. Cheng, P. J., Vu, L. T., Cass, D. L., Hicks, M. J., Brandt, M. L. and Kim, E. S. (2012). Endoscopic specimen pouch technique for removal of giant fibroadenomas of the breast. J Pediatr Surg47(4): 803-807.
  27. Lazar, D. A., Cass, D. L., Olutoye, O. O., Kim, E. S., Welty, S. E., Fernandes, C. J. and Lee, T. C. (2012). Venovenous cannulation for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using a bicaval dual-lumen catheter in neonates. J Pediatr Surg47(2): 430-434.
  28. Hwang, S. W., Thomas, J. G., Whitehead, W. E., Curry, D. J., Dauser, R. C., Kim, E. S., Luerssen, T. G. and Jea, A. (2011). Left thorascopic sympathectomy for refractory long QT syndrome in children. J Neurosurg Pediatr8(5): 455-459.
  29. Patterson, D. M., Gao, D., Trahan, D. N., Johnson, B. A., Ludwig, A., Barbieri, E., Chen, Z., Diaz-Miron, J., Vassilev, L., Shohet, J. M. and Kim, E. S. (2011). Effect of MDM2 and vascular endothelial growth factor inhibition on tumor angiogenesis and metastasis in neuroblastoma. Angiogenesis14(3): 255-266.
  30. Shohet, J. M., Ghosh, R., Coarfa, C., Ludwig, A., Benham, A. L., Chen, Z., Patterson, D. M., Barbieri, E., Mestdagh, P., Sikorski, D. N., Milosavljevic, A., Kim, E. S. and Gunaratne, P. H. (2011). A genome-wide search for promoters that respond to increased MYCN reveals both new oncogenic and tumor suppressor microRNAs associated with aggressive neuroblastoma. Cancer Res71(11): 3841-3851.
  31. Lee, T. C., Kim, E. S., Ferrell, L. B., Brandt, M. L., Minifee, P. K., Midgen, C., Domingo, R. P. and Kearney, D. L. (2011). Gastric duplication cysts of the pancreas: clinical presentation and surgical management. Eur J Pediatr Surg21(6): 402-404.
  32. Patterson, D. M., Shohet, J. M. and Kim, E. S. (2011). Preclinical models of pediatric solid tumors (neuroblastoma) and their use in drug discovery. Curr Protoc Pharmacol Chapter14: Unit 14 17.
  33. Mathur, S., Vasudevan, S. A., Patterson, D. M., Hassan, S. F. and Kim, E. S. (2011). Novel use of glycopyrrolate (Robinul) in the treatment of anastomotic leak after repair of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula.J Pediatr Surg46(3): e29-32.
  34. Humphries, W. E., 3rd, Satyan, K. B., Relyea, K., Kim, E. S., Adesina, A. M., Chintagumpala, M. and Jea, A. (2010). Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma of the sacrum. J Neurosurg Pediatr6(3): 286-290.
  35. Olutoye, O. O., Kim, E. S. and Shohet, J. M. (2009). Granulocyte colony stimulating factor alters the phenotype of neuroblastoma cells: implications for disease-free survival of high-risk patients. Reply to correspondence.J Ped Surg44(12) 2437.
  36. Kim, E. and Shohet, J. (2009). Targeted molecular therapy for neuroblastoma: the ARF/MDM2/p53 axis. J Natl Cancer Inst101(22): 1527-1529.
  37. Vasudevan, S. A., Shang, X., Chang, S., Ge, N., Diaz-Miron, J. L., Russell, H. V., Hicks, M. J., Ludwig, A. D., Wesson, C. L., Burlingame, S. M., Kim, E. S., Khan, J., Yang, J. and Nuchtern, J. G. (2009). Neuroblastoma-derived secretory protein is a novel secreted factor overexpressed in neuroblastoma. Mol Cancer Ther8(8): 2478-2489.

Protocols by Eugene S. Kim
  1. In vivo Lineage-tracing Studies in a Cancer Stem Cell Population in Neuroblastoma