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August 30 – 31, 2017
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

Peter Kim

Peter Kim
Vice President
Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation



Peter C. W. Kim, MD, CM, PhD, is Vice President of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation. Dr. Kim also serves as Associate Surgeon-in-Chief of the Joseph E. Robert, Jr., Center for Surgical Care at Children’s National Health System. An internationally known pediatric surgeon and scientist, Dr. Kim will implement the institute’s vision of innovative, multidisciplinary research, and development in pediatric surgery.


In addition to overseeing the institute, Dr. Kim’s research focuses on the development of intelligent surgical tools, including image guidance and robotics; smarter simulation technologies; and the potential of imaging technologies such as high frequency/intensity-focused ultrasound (HIFU) as non-invasive alternatives to conventional surgery. He is the lead for FDA funded National Capital Consortium for Pediatric Device Innovation (NCC-PDI). He collaborates closely with the Sheikh Zayed Institute's bioengineering team to further explore the possibilities in preventive/regenerative medicine, with an eye on developing personalized medicine for children.


Dr. Kim joined Children’s National from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, a national and international leading institution in pediatric research and care. There, he served as a general neonatal and thoracic surgeon, founding lead for the Centre for Image-Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI), and senior associate scientist in the hospital’s research institute. His clinical specialties are complex surgical airway reconstructions, advanced minimally invasive surgery, and vascular reconstructive surgery for hepatobiliary diseases in children. Dr. Kim received his medical training, including the distinction of Master of Surgery, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He completed his surgical residency training at the University of Toronto as well as his fellowship in pediatric surgery at the University’s Hospital for Sick Children. 


Participating Events

Thursday, August 31, 2017
9:25 a.m. to
10:25 a.m.
Panel: NASA iTech as a Model for Stimulating Innovation
Location: Metropolitan Ballroom - 2nd Floor

Kira Blackwell

Program Executive, Office of the Chief Technologist
NASA Headquarters

Sean Caffey

Co-Founder and Chairman
Context AI

Francisco Cruz

CBRN Consequence Management Advisory Division
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Hadi Ghasemi

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Houston

Peter Kim

Vice President
Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation

Jose Ocasio-Christian

Chief Executive Officer
Caelus Partners, LLC

Harry Partridge

Center Chief Technologist
NASA Ames Research Center


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