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Joseph Kim
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  • General Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Cancer Services
Accepting new patients

Appointments: Call 908-277-8950


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Berkeley Heights Surgical Oncology

1 Diamond Hill Road
Bensley Pavilion, 4th floor
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
United States

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2 Brighton Road General Surgery

2 Brighton Road
Clifton, NJ 07012
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Abscess excision
  • Acute myelogenous leukemia (AML)
  • Additional / adjuvant therapy
  • Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)
  • Anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
  • Anemia
  • Anticardiolipin antibodies
  • Antiphospholipid antibodies
  • Antithrombin III deficiency
  • Aplastic anemia
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendix surgery
  • Aromatase Inhibitors
  • B12 deficiency
  • Bile duct cancers
  • Bladder cancer
  • Blood diseases
  • Blood transfusions
  • Bone marrow aspiration
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Breast cancer
  • CMML
  • Cancer care
  • Chemoprevention
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chemotherapy clinical trials
  • Chemotherapy side effect support
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)
  • Chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML)
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon cancer surgery
  • Colon resection
  • Complete blood count
  • Cooley's anemia
  • Cutaneous ALCL
  • Cyst excision
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma
  • Duodenal cancer
  • Endocrine tumors
  • Endoscopic treatment of gastric diseases
  • Epigastric/Ventral/Abdominal wall Hernia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophageal tumors
  • Exploratory laparotomy
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Factor 5 Leiden
  • Femoral Hernia
  • Follicular lymphoma
  • Frequent bruising
  • Frequent fever
  • Frequent nosebleed
  • Gallbladder
  • Gallbladder cancer / carcinoma
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Gastric cancer
  • Gastro esophageal reflux surgery
  • Gastrointestinal tumors
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemoglobin H disease
  • Hemophilia
  • Hepatic tumors
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Hormone therapy
  • I&D
  • I&D (incision and drainage) abscess
  • Immunotherapy
  • Iron level test
  • Laparocopic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic appendectomy
  • Laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic gallbladder surgery
  • Laparoscopic sigmoid colectomy
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytopenia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipoma excision
  • Liver Resection
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver tumors
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Lump in groin
  • Lump in neck
  • Lump under arm
  • Lupus anticoagulant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy/excision
  • Lymphocytic leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Lysis of Adhesions
  • Mantle cell lymphoma
  • Marginal zone lymphoma
  • Minimally invasive technique
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
  • Myelogenous leukemia
  • Myeloproliferative disorders
  • Nasopharyngeal cancer
  • Neoadjuvant chemotherapy
  • Nissen Fundoplication
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-small cell lung cancer
  • Open Surgical procedures
  • Oropharyngeal cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • PET
  • Pain Management
  • Pain on left side of belly
  • Pancreatic
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pathology review
  • Peritoneal cancer
  • Pilar cyst
  • Pilonidal cyst
  • Platelet disorders
  • Polycythemia vera (PV)
  • Porta Cath (Central IV access)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Prostate cancer
  • Protein C deficiency
  • Prothrombin gene mutation
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Raised red bumps on skin
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Rectal cancer
  • Red blood cell disorders
  • Reflux disease
  • Renal cell cancer
  • Retroperitoneal Tumor
  • Risk-reduction medications
  • Robotic surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Skin cancer
  • Small Bowel
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Soft tissue tumors
  • Spigelian Hernia
  • Spleen
  • Spleen surgery
  • Splenectomy
  • Stem cell transplant
  • Stomach cancer
  • Swollen glands
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Systemic ALCL
  • Tamoxifen
  • Thalassemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thrombophilia
  • Tonsillar cancer
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Umbilical hernia surgery
  • Whipple Procedure
  • White blood cell disorders

Accepted Insurances

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Training and Education

Board Certification

  • General Surgery

  • Complex Surgical Oncology

Medical School

  • University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX


  • University of Texas - Austin, Austin, TX


  • Biochemistry and Studio Art, Rice University, Houston, TX


  • General Surgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY


  • Surgical Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

About Me

Joseph J. Kim, MD specializes in Complex Surgical Oncology as a member of Summit Health's General Surgery team. He is board certified in General Surgery and is one of only a few surgeons in the country that is board certified in Complex Surgical Oncology. After finishing General Surgery Residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, Dr. Kim underwent an additional year of fellowship training in liver and kidney transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He then returned to Mount Sinai Hospital to complete a fellowship in Complex Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Kim’s areas of expertise include tumors of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder and biliary system, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, and rectum. He also has expertise in treating skin cancers and sarcomas, soft tissue tumors of the chest, abdomen, retroperitoneum, and extremities. Additionally, he is trained in the use of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC), which is used to treat cancers of the abdominal (peritoneal) lining, a condition often referred to as pseudomyxoma peritonei or carcinomatosis. This technique has been found to be helpful for cancers that originate from the colon, ovaries, appendix, and stomach, as well as mesothelioma.

Dr. Kim believes in a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients, which include specialists including gastroenterologists, oncologists, radiologists, and nurses. However, he believes the most important part of the treatment team is the patient, and empowering them to participate in their care in order to make informed decisions, is imperative.

Dr. Kim is a member of the American College of Surgeons (ACS,) American Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (AHPBA,) and Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO.) He has presented at each of these society’s annual meetings.

When he is not caring for patients, Dr. Kim enjoys all manner of sports, including basketball, fishing and golf.


Hospital Affiliations

  • Morristown Medical Center
  • Overlook Medical Center
  • Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center