Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS

Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS

Denver Health Medical Center and University of Colorado Hospital

Aurora, Colorado

Dr. Fernando Kim, MD, MBA, FACS, is Chief Emeritus of Urology at Denver Health Medical Center, Professor of Surgery/Urology at the University of Colorado at Denver, and Associate Editor of Patient Safety in Surgery. Dr. Kim received his medical degree from the University of Sao Paulo School of Medicine in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1989, and went on to complete a Trauma Research Fellowship at Denver Health Medical Center. He later completed an Endourology and Laparoscopy Fellowship at the James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute at John Hopkins University School of Medicine, and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Business. Dr. Kim has earned several awards, including the Presidential Citation from the American Urological Associates, the President Juscelino Kubitschek Medal from the Society of Brazilian Urologists, the Paul Alan Wetter Award, the Brazilian Armed Forces Friendship Bridge Award, the Ernest E. Moore Trauma Award from the Rocky Mountain Regional Trauma Center, the Medal of Merit in Urology (ABC School of Medicine), the Societa Italiana di Urologia International Guest Recognition, and the Brazilian Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Friends Award. He is a proud member of the American Urological Association Leadership Program Class of 2007. Dr. Kim has been the American Urological Association’s Host Country Liaison since 2008. He has been named among the Best Doctors in America since 2008 by US News & World Report, and Best Boss at DHMC. Dr. Kim has authored more than 250 published articles.

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Articles by Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS

What Urologists Need to Know About COVID-19

Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS, Chief Emeritus of Urology at Denver Health Medical Center, Professor of Surgery/Urology at the University of Colorado at Denver, and Associate Editor of the Patient Safety in Surgery Journal, and E. David Crawford, MD, Editor-in-Chief of Grand Rounds in Urology, discuss how the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 crisis require doctors to be flexible in order to protect both their patients and the healthcare providers themselves. They further discuss how important it is to understand the capacity of ICU beds, respirators, and personal protective equipment, particularly the N95 mask. Dr. Kim suggests that urologists should follow the recommendations of both the CDC and the AUA to stop performing elective procedures, but that in cases of metastasizing cancers doctors need to weigh the need for the surgery against the possibility of contracting COVID-19 while the patient is in recovery in the ICU.

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Culture of Patient Safety Part 2

Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS, discusses internal physician factors and external factors in the current medical field that can put careers and patient safety at risk. He then reviews ways in which systems thinking and professionalism can optimize outcomes in urology practices.

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Culture of Patient Safety

Fernando J. Kim, MD, MBA, FACS, reviews the historical events contributing to the emergence of patient safety as a healthcare discipline. He describes efforts in the urologic field, specifically from the American Urological Association (AUA), to advance the culture of patient safety.

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Culture of Patient Safety

Fernando J. Kim MD, MBA, FACS, explains the evolution patient safety culture since the 1980s, when public concerns arose regarding anesthesia complications. He highlights points from the American Urological Association’s (AUA’s) University Core Curriculum “Ethics” webpage, emphasizing organization, environmental control, and communication.

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