May 19, 2024

Directors at Large

Kim Olthoff, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Kim Olthoff, MD

Kim M. Olthoff, MD, is Professor of Surgery in the Division of Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania, joining the surgical faculty at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. Dr. Olthoff received her medical degree from the University of Chicago in 1986, and completed a residency in general surgery at UCLA followed by a fellowship in transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the Dumont – UCLA Transplant Center.

Dr. Olthoff is the Director of the Liver Transplant Program at the PENN Transplant Institute, where over 120 liver transplants are performed each year, and the Director of the Transplant Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of the largest multiorgan pediatric transplant programs in the country. Her clinical practice focuses on adult and pediatric liver transplantation, living donor transplantation, and surgery for hepatobiliary malignancies. She directs the multidisciplinary tumor conference and the Liver Cancer Clinic at the Penn Transplant Institute.

Dr. Olthoff is currently the Secretary for the American Society of Transplant Surgery and Secretary/Treasurer for the Association of Academic Surgeons Foundation.  She is also the Vice-chair for the Liver-intestine Committee of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the body that oversees organ allocation in the United States. She has been a board member for UNOS, Councilor for the International Pediatric Transplantation Association, and is also actively involved in the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. Dr. Olthoff has an active research laboratory in both basic and translational research and is a recipient of NIH funding for studies in liver regeneration, living donor transplantation, and immunologic monitoring studies in transplant recipients. She has authored or coauthored over 100 original papers and book chapters, and serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Liver Transplantation.

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