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Lecture: Measurement of Frailty and Its Applications to Evaluate Outcomes of Medical Treatments in Medicare Data

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Zinner Breakout Room, Shapiro Center, 70 Francis Street

Lecture: Measurement of Frailty and Its Applications to Evaluate Outcomes of Medical Treatments in Medicare Data – 12/11/2018

Join the Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series for their next lecture featuring Dae Kim, MD, MPH, ScD.

Kim is a geriatrician and clinical investigator in the Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife, division of pharmacoepidemiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and division of gerontology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He received his MD from Yonsei University (2001), master of public health from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health (2004), and doctor of science in epidemiology from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health(2014). He completed internal medicine residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and geriatric medicine fellowship at BIDC/Harvard Medical School. Kim specializes in preoperative frailty assessment and decision-making in older patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement. His current research includes measurement of frailty in health care databases, evaluation of drug effectiveness and safety in older populations, and preoperative frailty assessment to predict functional outcomes after cardiac surgical procedures.

The Center for Surgery and Public Health in collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH’s) Codman Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s (BIDMC’s) FIRST program, and Boston Children’s Hospital, showcases Health Services Research (HSR) experts from across the Harvard campus and all over the country as part of the Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series.

The goals of the Harvard Surgical HSR speaker series are to share research methods and findings, disseminate best practices, and identify potential shared interests and areas of collaboration.

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