DATE: August 3, 2016The Department of Medicine and the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine are very pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kim Kerr as Vice Chief of the Division effective immediately. Under the direction of the department chair and division chief, Dr. Kerr will oversee division efforts, including recruitment and retention, inpatient and outpatient clinical care operations and faculty development. To support the divisional leadership, the current responsibilities of the divisional Directors and Clinical Service Chief roles will remain unchanged.
Dr. Kerr is well regarded as a clinician and educator. Her research in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension has been published in top journals. She has taken on many leadership roles within the University and national organizations. She has been named to the San Diego Top Doctors list for the past seven consecutive years.
Introducing Janelle T. Bates, born on 6/7/16 after 33 hours of labor. Proud parents are Kyle & Dina Bates. What a sweetie!