Kimberly Kho, M.D.

  • Helen J. and Robert S. Strauss and Diana K. and Richard C. Strauss Chair in Women's Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology - General and Ob/Gyn
  • Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endometriosis


Kimberly Kho, M.D., M.P.H., is the Associate Chief of Gynecology and Director of the Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

A UT Southwestern faculty member since 2009, Dr. Kho brings her evidence-based, specialized fellowship training to patient care through a holistic and personalized, whole-woman approach. She provides both nonsurgical options and advanced, minimally invasive surgery for benign gynecologic disorders such as fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis, pelvic pain, and heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding. Dr. Kho has trained both residents and fellows in these techniques and now brings these skills to the Lowe Foundation Center, which offers the full spectrum of women’s health care services in a private practice setting.

Dr. Kho earned her medical degree at Baylor College of Medicine. She performed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Columbia University Medical Center and then received advanced training through a fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery at the Atlanta Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery and Reproductive Medicine. She also earned a Master of Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health, as well as a Master of Clinical Science with distinction at UT Southwestern. 

In addition to patient care, Dr. Kho has been a National Institutes of Health-supported clinical scholar. Her research focuses on optimizing quality of life, accelerating recovery, and reducing complications in the treatment of abnormal bleeding, fibroids, and ovarian masses through best practices and surgical techniques, among other topics.   

Dr. Kho also lectures and teaches gynecologists around the world and serves as an expert for several national organizations, including the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Health. 

“We’re extremely excited that Dr. Kho has agreed to build upon the legacy of the Lowe Foundation Center for Women’s Preventative Health Care, first established by Dr. Karen Bradshaw more than 25 years ago,” says Steven Bloom, M.D., Former Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “With her energy, creativity, and advanced clinical skills, we’re confident that Dr. Kho will help the Women’s Center become an even more recognized destination for women seeking specialized gynecologic care.”

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Atlanta Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery & Reproductive Medicine (2008-2009), Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Graduate School - UT Southwestern Medical School
  • Residency - Columbia University Medical Center (2004-2008), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Graduate School - Harvard School of Public Health, Public Health
  • Medical School - Baylor College of Medicine (1999-2004)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Association of Professors of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2009)
  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (2007)
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2004)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2020-2022
  • UTSW Medical Student Core Clerkship Teaching Award 2014
  • UTSW Ob/Gyn Residency Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award 2012
  • AAGL Best Paper for New Instrumentation 2009
  • AAGL Kurt Semm Award for Excellence in Pelviscopy 2009
  • ACOG/Kenneth Gottesfeld-Charles Hohler Memorial Foundation Research Grant 2009
  • ASRM & Society of Reproductive Surgeons In Training Research Award 2009
  • Rice University Envision Grant Awardee 1997
Books & Publications
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
  • Adnexal masses
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myomas
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Surgical Education

Clinical Focus

  • Gynecologic Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Endometriosis
  • Fibroids
  • Gynecology

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