Dr. Kim honored for research
Kim, PGY-3 General Surgery Resident presented his research project,
“Routine Left Atrial Appendage Ligation in All Open Heart Surgery to
Prevent Postoperative Cerebrovascular Accident,” at the Western Thoracic
Surgical Association Annual Meeting in Hawaii on June 29, 2012.
Dr. Kim was awarded the Paul C. Samson Resident Prize for his work.
According to the Association, The Paul C. Samson (the founder of the
Western Thoracic Surgical Association) Resident Prize Essay Competition
“brings to the scientific program the best work of residents from
thoracic surgical education programs throughout North America and from
It is awarded to a resident who is the “presenting author of a podium
presentation at the Annual Meeting and the selection of the winner is
determined by the presentation and the manuscript.” This is especially
noteworthy as Dr. Kim is a general surgery resident who excelled in a
competition for cardiothoracic fellows.
His research beat out other nominated projects from researchers from
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Mayo Clinic, Stanford University,
Vanderbilt University, and the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, among
others. Congratulations to Dr. Kim!