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Kim M. Olthoff, MD Surgeon

Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Donald Guthrie Professor in Surgery

Dr. Olthoff is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Kim M. Olthoff

Featured in Lifetime Television Series, "Women Docs"

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2006 through 2015

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Transplant Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal Cancer Program
  • Transplant
    • Kidney Transplant
    • Liver Transplant
    • Pancreas Transplant

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 1995

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • biliary surgery
  • Cancer Surgery
  • hepatic resection
  • hepatobiliary surgery
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Metastases (Secondary Liver Cancer)
  • liver regeneration
  • liver surgery
  • pediatric liver transplant

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Chicago School of Medicine
Residency: University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles


American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, National American Board of Surgery, National American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Association, National American Liver Foundation, Philadelphia Chapter, Medical Advisory Committee (past), Local American Society of Transplant Surgeons, National American Surgical Association, National Association for Academic Surgery Foundation, National Association for Academic Surgery Foundation, National Association for Academic Surgery, National Gift of Life Donor Program Board of Directors, Local Gift of Life Donor Program Medical Advisory Committee, Local International Liver Cancer Association, International International Liver Transplantation Society, International International Pediatric Transplant Association, International Ravdin Rhoads Society, Local Society of Clinical Surgeons, National Surgical Biology Club II, National The Society of University Surgeons, National United Network for Organ Sharing, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Olthoff is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Academic Contact Info

HUP- 2nd Floor Dulles Pvln.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6136
Fax: (215) 662-2244
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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