Heung Bae Kim MD

Heung Bae Kim, MD

Director, Pediatric Transplant Center; Surgical Director, Kidney Transplant Program; Surgical Director, Liver, Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Programs

Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-8544

  • Fax: 617-730-0752

Medical Services


  • Hepatobiliary Surgery
  • Liver Intestine and Kidney Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Oncologic Surgery
  • Circumcision
  • Undescended Testicles


  • Surgery


  • Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program
  • Surgery Program
  • Midaortic Syndrome And Renovascular Hypertension Program
  • Kidney Transplant Program
  • Center for Advanced Intestinal Rehabilitation (CAIR)
  • Pancreatic Disorders Program
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Experience and Education



Yale University, 1989

New Haven, CT

Medical School

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1993

Bronx, NY


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1993-1994

Philadelphia, PA


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1994-2000

Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship, Pediatric Surgery

Boston Children's Hospital, 2000-2002

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Liver Transplantation

Lahey Clinic, 2002-2004

Burlington, MA


  • Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

  • Transplantation

Professional History

Dr. Heung Bae Kim is currently the Director of the Pediatric Transplant Center at Boston Children’s Hospital and is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In 2002 while still a Pediatric Surgery Fellow, he developed a novel intestinal lengthening procedure known as the Serial Transverse Enteroplasty (STEP) to treat patients with short bowel syndrome and over the last decade, the STEP has become the preferred surgical procedure worldwide for this condition. Most recently, he has developed a novel method known as Tissue Expander Stimulated Lengthening of Arteries (TESLA) to lengthen the normal aorta in children with midaortic syndrome, allowing for aortic replacement without prothetic grafts. Dr. Kim has won numerous academic awards and most recently, he was the first recipient of the Sheikh Zayed Prize for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at the Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium in Washington DC. He has lectured worldwide on his clinical and research interests and was invited to Japan to perform the first STEP procedure in that country. He has coauthored more than 70 original papers or chapters and has contributed significantly to both the pediatric surgical and the transplantation literature.

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