Meet Surgeon Peter Kingham

T. Peter Kingham, MD, FACS

Surgeon

Titles

Director, Global Cancer Disparities Initiatives

Clinical Expertise

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

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Kingham accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 7/1/23)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

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

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

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About Me

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

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.

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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
    Provision of Services
  • Olympus
    Provision of Services
  • Physicians' Education Resource
    Provision of Services

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

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