Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon T. Peter Kingham

T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS

Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgeon

My Role at MSK

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Benign and Malignant Disease of the Liver, Bile Ducts, and Gallbladder
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreas Cysts

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About Me

What I Do at MSK
  • Director, Global Cancer Disparities Initiatives
Get To Know Me

As a surgeon with specialty training in surgical oncology, I care for people with benign and malignant (cancerous) diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas, as well as cancers that have spread to the liver from other organs (most commonly the colon).

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I am one of seven board-certified surgeons at Memorial Sloan Kettering who specialize in treating these diseases. Together we perform between 800 and 1,000 cancer-related operations every year. I perform over 200 liver and pancreas operations annually. One unique aspect of care at MSK is that patient cases are discussed at our Hepatopancreatobiliary Disease Management Team’s weekly meetings. This team is made up of world leaders in surgery, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, gastroenterology, nursing, and other specialties, and was established to provide the very best, individualized care for our patients.

One of my main goals as a surgeon is to find more-effective ways to remove liver and pancreas tumors through techniques that are considered minimally invasive. This helps reduce the physical stress on patients and the amount of time it takes for them to recover from an operation. Advances in laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches have helped make this happen, and many of these techniques were originally developed at MSK. I use both robotic and laparoscopic approaches to treat many liver, gallbladder, and pancreas tumors. I have been asked to present our minimally invasive surgery techniques at multiple conferences around the world. My colleagues and I also continue to look for more and better ways to reduce the stress on our patients from surgery, including using heat (ablation) and electricity (irreversible electroporation) to kill tumors through an approach called image-guided ablation. Combining ablation with resection often lets us remove less liver than we did in the past, which often leads to an easier recovery.

In addition to my patient care responsibilities, I have directed exciting clinical trials using irreversible electroporation to treat bile duct and liver cancers, examining methods for quickly determining the stage of pancreatic cancer, identifying genetic signatures of colorectal cancer to create genetic scoring systems, and using an image-guided 3-dimensional liver modeling system to improve outcomes of liver surgery. I have also written multiple book chapters and many papers on topics related to treating tumors of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas, and given lectures internationally.

When I am not in the clinic or operating room at MSK, I try to share my knowledge and experience with healthcare professionals around the world. Over the past 20 years, I have spent time in developing countries — Tanzania, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Mexico, Malawi, and Nigeria — providing surgery and cancer care, and also training local medical professionals. These experiences led me, in 2007, to co-found Surgeons OverSeas (SOS), a non-profit organization for which I now serve as president. In 2015, I was appointed Director of Global Cancer Disparity Initiatives at MSK. We have created a consortium of hospitals in West Africa that allows us to collaborate with physicians working in low-income countries. These efforts have led to several prospective studies that will determine how to diagnose patients with cancer in low resource environments and determine why some cancers seem to behave differently in West African patients when compared with the same cancers in US patients.

My Role at MSK

A hepatopancreatobiliary (heh-PA-toh-PAN-kree-A-to-BIH-lee-AYR-ee) surgeon is a doctor with special training in surgery on the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and bile ducts. They are also called an HPB surgeon.

Areas of Expertise

My Specialties

  • Benign and Malignant Disease of the Liver, Bile Ducts, and Gallbladder
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreas Cysts
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Gastrointestinal Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • General Surgical Oncology
  • Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery
  • Ablation Therapy
Education & Honors

Education

  • MD, SUNY at Stony Brook

Residencies

  • General Surgery - New York University Medical Center

Fellowships

  • Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • Surgery

Insurance Information

Understanding your insurance options is an important part of managing your cancer care. We have relationships with many common healthcare providers and plans.

Aetna

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (MTA retirees only)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Carrum Health

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

Cigna

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

MSK has a tentative agreement with Cigna to continue coverage in 2024.

Connecticare

In Network Coverage Type
POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Fidelis

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

First Health

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Healthfirst

In Network Coverage Type
EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

In Network Coverage Type
PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

In Network Coverage Type
HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

In Network Coverage Type
PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

In Network Coverage Type
EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Magnacare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO

Straight NJ Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

In Network Coverage Type
Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

In Network Coverage Type
Supplemental

MVP

In Network Coverage Type
PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

In Network Coverage Type
TBD

Oscar

In Network Coverage Type
HMO/EPO

Oxford

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, EPO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

In Network Coverage Type
State Government

Qualcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

Tricare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, HMO

UMR

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS

United Healthcare

In Network Coverage Type
PPO, POS, HMO

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Contact and Location

Dr. Kingham sees patients at two locations.

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Location
New York, NY
Commack, NY

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Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

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Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Kingham’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

T. Peter Kingham discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • Johns Hopkins University
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Olympus
    Professional Services and Activities
  • Physicians' Education Resource
    Professional Services and Activities

If you’re a patient at MSK and would like more information about your doctor’s external relationships, please talk with your doctor.

The information published here is for a specific annual disclosure period. There may be differences between information on this and other public sites as a result of different reporting periods and/or the various ways relationships and financial interests are categorized by organizations that publish such data.


This page and data include information for a specific MSK annual disclosure period (January 1, 2022 through disclosure submission in spring 2023). This data reflects interests that may or may not still exist. This data is updated annually.

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