Dennis Y. Kim, MD, FRCSC, FACS, FCCP

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Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine
Vice Chair, College of Applied Anatomy, UCLA School of Medicine
Medical Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Harbor-UCLA
Program Director, Surgical Critical Care Fellowship


Doctorate of Medicine: McMaster University
General Surgery: University of Ottawa
Critical Care Medicine, University of Ottawa
Surgical Critical Care UC San Diego

Board Certifications
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada – General Surgery
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Canada – Critical Care Medicine
  • American Board of Surgery – Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery – Surgical Critical Care

Awards and Honors

  • Kaiser Permanente Award for Excellence in Education
  • Collins Day Outstanding Residents Teaching Award
  • Young Surgeons Travel Award, Southern California Chpater of the American College of Surgeons
  • Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Association for Surgical Education
Research Focus

Trauma & acute care surgery outcomes (TBI, intra-abdominal sepsis, organ failure); surgical education

Professional Service
  • Member-At-Large, In-Training Section, Society for Critical Care Medicine
  • Task Force Member, Guidelines Section, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Member, Education Committee, Surgery Section, Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Member, Curriculum Content Development Subcommittee, Division of Education, American College of Surgeons
  • Institutional Representative, Association for Academic Surgery
  • Co-Chair, Surgery Clerkship, UCLA School of Medicine
  • Member, Critical Care Committee, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Personal Interests

Reading, coaching youth soccer, camping, family time