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Kimberly M. Brown, M.D., FACS

General Summary

Dr. Brown is a surgical oncologist with a focus in tumors of the liver, pancreas, GI tract and melanoma. She performs open and minimally invasive surgeries including liver resection, liver tumor ablation, pancreas resection, partial and total gastrectomy, colon resection, small bowel resection, adrenalectomy, excision of soft tissue tumors, melonoma excision, sentinal lymph node biopsy and lymph node dissection. Dr. Brown is an associate professor of surgery at the Dell Medical School and serves as associate chair of education for the Department of Surgery and perioperative care.


  • Fellow, Minimally Invasive Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Liver Cancer Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellow, Surgical Oncology
    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Department of Surgical Oncology,Philadelphia, PA
  • General Surgery Resident
    Loyola University Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Maywood, IL
  • M.D.
    University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Chicago, IL
  • B.S., Cell and Structural Biology
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana-Champaign, IL

Medical Practice

Research Interest

Dr. Brown is involved in research on value-based care in oncology as well as improving medical education for students and residents.

Surgery Locations

Other Information

Dr. Brown enjoys cycling, weight training, playing piano and snow skiing with her family.

Accolades & Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society for Surgical Oncology
  • Pancreas Club
  • Kansas City Clinical Oncology Program
  • Kansas City Surgical Society
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Americas Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Association for Surgical Education
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • South Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Texas Gulf Coast Gastroenterological Society
  • Association of Academy Surgery
  • Society for University Surgeons
  • Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
  • University of Texas Regents Outstanding Teaching Award
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor
  • James Edwin Thompson, MD, Professorship in Surgical Simulation
  • Academy of Master Teachers
  • John T Moore, MD Distinguished Professorship in Surgery
  • Midwest Surgical Association 1st Place Abstract
  • John A. Ridge Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Oncology
  • Keeley Travelling Fellowship
  • Chicago Surgical Society Annual Award for Surgical Research Medical School
  • Alpha Omega Alpha

Community Service

Dr. Brown supports the PTA, Band Booster club and other school activities at Lamar Middle School and Highland Park Elementary School, where her children attend.


  • GI Surgical Oncology
  • Surgery for Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreas Cysts, Masses and Tumors
  • Surgery for Liver Cancer, Liver Masses and Cysts
  • Colorectal Cancer Surgery
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Sarcoma Surgery
  • Biliary Tract Surgery


  • Force Feedback Vessel Ligation Simulator in Knot-tying Proficiency Training

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2016

  • Predicting and Enhancing American Board of Surgery In-Training Examination Performance: Does Writing Questions Really Help?

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2016

  • What Do Residents Need to Be Competent Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Surgeons?

    Surgical Endoscopy, 2016

  • What Is the Learning Curve for Major Laparoscopic Hepatectomy?

    The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2016

  • Using Simulation for Disaster Preparedness

    Surgery, 2016

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  • Is Current Surgery Resident and GI Fellow Training Adequate to Pass FES?

    Surgical Endoscopy, 2016

  • Incidence of Hepaticojejunostomy Stricture after Hepaticojejunostomy

    Surgery, 2016

  • It Depends on Your Perspective: Resident Satisfaction with Operative Experience

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2016

  • Who Did the Case? Perceptions on Residents Operative Participation

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2016

  • Design of a Vessel Ligation Simulator for Deliberate Practice

    Journal of Surgical Research, 2015

  • Conducting Elite Performance Training

    Surgical Clinics of North America, 2015

  • Using Simulation in Interprofessional Education

    Surgical Clinics of North America, 2015

  • Surgical Management of Intra-Hepatic Cholangiocaricnoma

    Biliary Tract and Gallbladder Cancer: A Multidisciplinary Approach, 2014

  • Laparoscopic Resection of Hepatic Cysts

    ACS MultiMedia Atlas of Surgery Liver Surgery, 2014

  • Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma

    Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 2014

  • Proximal Biliary Tumors

    Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America, 2014

  • Impact of Liver-directed Therapy in Colorectal Cancer Metastases

    Journal of Surgical Research, 2014

  • Melanoma

    Surgical Clinics of North America, 2014

  • Individualizing Care for Locoregional Pancreatic Cancer?

    Journal of Surgical Research, 2013

  • Ensuring Competency: Are Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Training and Certification Necessary for Practicing Surgeons and Operating Room Personnel? 

    Surgical Endoscopy, 2013

  • Patient-reported Outcomes after Single-incision Versus Traditional Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: A Randomized, Prospective Trial

    Surgical Endoscopy, 2013

  • Current Trends in Preoperative Biliary Stenting in Patients with Pancreatic Cancer

    Surgery, 2013

  • Physician Follow-up and Observation of Guidelines in the Post Treatment Surveillance of Colorectal Cancer

    Surgery, 2013

  • Trends in the Treatment and Survival in Older Patients Presenting with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 2013

  • A Randomized Prospective Multicenter Trial of Pancreaticoduodenectomy with and without Routine Intraperitoneal Drainage

    Annals of Surgery, 2013

  • Tumors of the Liver and Biliary Tract

    ACS Surgery: Principles and Practice Online, 2013

  • Single Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: a Comparison with the Gold Standard

    Surgical Endoscopy, 2011

  • Single-incision Laparoscopic Colectomy for Malignant Disease

    Surgical Endoscopy, 2011

  • Porcelain Gallbladder and Risk of Gallbladder Cancer

    Archives of Surgery, 2011

  • Multi-disciplinary Approach to Tumors of the Pancreas and Biliary Tree

    Surgical Clinics of North America, 2009

  • Chemoradiation Followed by Chemotherapy Before Resection for Borderline Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2008

  • Ovarian Normal and Tumor-associated Fibroblasts Retain In Vivo Stromal Characteristics in a 3-D Matrix-Dependent Manner

    Gynecologic Oncology, 2008

  • The Role of Neck Dissection in the Combined Modality Therapy Setting

    Seminars in Oncology, 2008

  • Neoadjuvant Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer

    Cancer Investigation, 2007

  • Should All Patients with Duodenal Adenocarcinoma Be Considered for Aggressive Surgical Resection?

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2007

  • Is Pancreatic Resection Justifiable in the Presence of Locally Advanced (R2) or Metastatic (M1) Disease?

    The Annals of Surgical Oncology, 2007

  • Touch Prep Cytology as a Tool for Determining Pulmonary Parenchymal Resection Margin Status

    The American Society of Clinical Oncology, 2007

  • Long-term Follow-up of Patients Treated for Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

    Journal of Burn Care & Research, 2006

  • Central Pancreatectomy for Benign Pancreatic Lesions

    HPB, 2006

  • Increased Preoperative Platelet Count is Associated with Reduced Survival Following Resection for Pancreatic Cancer

    The American Journal of Surgery, 2005

  • Uncovering Histological Criteria with Prognostic Significance in Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis

    Archives of Dermatology, 2005

  • Pancreaticoduodenectomy Is Curative in the Majority of Patients with Node-negative Ampullary Cancer

    Archives of Surgery, 2005

  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis: Does Immunoglobulin Make a Difference?

    The Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation, 2004

  • The Nitric Oxide Donor Molsidomine Improves Survival and Reduces Hepatocytes Apoptosis in Cholestasis and Endotoxemia

    Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2003

  • Pelvic Lymphocele Following Motor Vehicle Collision

    Annals of Vascular Surgery, 2002

  • The Nitric Oxide Donor Molsidomine Attenuates Hepatocyte Apoptosis and Improves Survival in Cholestatic, Endotoxic Rat Model

    Owen H. Wangensteen Surgical Forum, 2001

  • Portal Hypertension

    Pediatric Surgery, 2000

  • Cystic Glucagonoma: A Rare Variant of an Uncommon Neuroendocrine Pancreas Tumor

    The Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery, 1998

  • A case of Paraquat Poisoning and Subsequent Fatality Presenting to an Emergency Department

    The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 1997