Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pain Medicine and Peter Kim Featured in Children's Hospitals Today

Peter C.W. Kim, MD, CM, PhD, Vice President of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation was recently spotlighted in the fall 2012 issue of Children’s Hospitals Today. Below is an excerpt from the publication highlighting the institute's latest advances in pediatric surgery and the development of a pain algometer by principal investigator Julia Finkel, MD.

“For Peter C.W. Kim, M.D., C.M. Ph.D., surgery has always been an art form. This vice president of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National says that while pediatric surgery has seen its fair share of advances, the technical aspects have barely changed in the last 50 years. But at the Sheikh Zayed Institute, it’s a new day.

Kim’s job is to unearth areas for improvement in pediatric surgery and connect with clinical, academic and corporate partners to help devise technologies and approaches that solve those problems and improve surgical outcomes for children. In just a short time, he and the Institute’s multidisciplinary teams of biologists, mathematicians, physicians and engineers have been able to accomplish things doctors could only dream of just a decade ago …”

An investigator at Children’s National demonstrates an image fusion technique designed to enhance the image-guided surgical tools available in pediatric surgery

Read more about the Sheikh Zayed Institute’s accomplishments to date in the latest issue of Children’s Hospitals Today.