Joohyun Kim, MD, PhD

Associate Professor


  • Transplant Center - Froedtert
  • 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Transplant Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

Transplant Center-Froedtert


Diseases and Conditions

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Liver Tumors
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Surgical Diseases of Liver, Bile Ducts, Pancreas
  • End-Stage Liver Disease
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Type 1 Diabetes

Treatments and Services

  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery

Patients Ages Seen

  • Infant
  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English
  • Korean

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Clinic Locations

Transplant Center - Froedtert

map of clinics' locations


Dr. Kim served as a Clinical Instructor in the Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Organ Transplantation at the Kyung Hee University Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea.   He most recently completed a fellowship in solid organ transplantation at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV).   His experience in Korea and at MCV included advanced training in live-donor liver transplantation.

Dr. Kim’s international academic activities include presentations at the International Liver Transplantation Society in New York, the International Congress of the Transplantation Society in Sydney, Australia, the Conference of the Asian Pacific Association for the Study of the Liver in Seoul, South Korea, and the World Congress of the International Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association in Mumbai, India.   His research focuses on liver regeneration, organ preservation, and liver cancer biology in the hopes of contributing to the successful outcomes of solid organ transplants for patients.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Kyung Hee University, College of Medicine - Seoul (1999)
Fellowship in Liver Surgery and Transplantation - Seoul National University Hospital - Seoul (2009)
PhD - Kyung Hee University, College of Medicine - Seoul (2011)
Fellowship in Abdominal Transplantation - Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth - Richmond, VA (2013)