At Brown Surgical Associates, we are especially proud of our talented and accomplished surgeons, please help us in welcoming the newest additions to the Brown Surgical Associates Family!
Dr. William Cioffi, President of Brown Surgical Associates, welcomes Peter C.W. Kim, MD to our Pediatric Surgery Division where he joins Drs. Joshua Honeyman, Arlet Kurkchubasche, Francois Luks, Julie Monteagudo, Elizabeth Renaud and Neil Ead, CNP, Hillary Lorenco, RNP, Andrew McCarthy, RNP and Britta Renzulli, PA-C.
Dr. Kim is a pediatric general and thoracic surgeon with interests in Applied Sciences and Innovation. He is a founder of two medtech startups, and the founding lead for the Centre for Image-Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI) at the Sickkids in Toronto. His startups are in digital health for monitoring and decision support, and an intelligent surgical device company to democratize surgery. At Children’s National in DC, he was the founding lead for the pediatric surgical innovation institute, the PI for FDA-funded pediatric device consortium, and has a number of filed and issued IPs relating to surgical vision, intelligence and autonomy.
Dr. Kim received his medical degree from McGill University with the distinction of Master of Surgery, completed his surgical residency training, and pediatric surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto. His clinical interests are in minimally invasive and reconstructive thoracic/abdominal surgery in neonates and children.
Dr. William Cioffi, President of Brown Surgical Associates, welcomes Julie Monteagudo, MD to our Pediatric Surgery Division where she joins Drs. Joshua Honeyman, Arlet Kurkchubasche, Francois Luks, Elizabeth Renaud and Neil Ead, CNP, Hillary Lorenco, RNP, Andrew McCarthy, RNP and Britta Renzulli, PA-C.
Dr. Julie Monteagudo completed her general surgery training at Columbia University in New York City where she also did an additional two-year fellowship in Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and performed laboratory research in vascular anomalies. She came to Hasbro Children’s Hospital for her Pediatric Surgery fellowship training in 2017 and fell in love with Rhode Island. She is the Director of ECMO at Hasbro Children’s Hospital and the Director of the Vascular Anomalies clinic. Her interests within pediatric surgery include neonatal surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, thoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, fetal surgery, and inflammatory bowel disease. She is originally from South Africa and moved to Connecticut as a child. She completed her undergraduate and medical school education at the University of Connecticut. She is looking forward to staying in the area with her family and getting to know more of the children and families in Rhode Island.
Andrew R. Luhrs, MD is a bariatric surgeon and an assistant professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He specializes in general surgery with a focus on weight loss, foregut, and hernia surgery. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency at Rhode Island Hospital and Brown University and his minimally invasive and bariatric surgery fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Luhrs' research interests include outcomes after revisional bariatric surgery and socioeconomic disparities in health care. He has a passion for social justice. Upon graduation, he started a nonprofit organization that supports several hundred children in rural India.