35th Annual Katz Lecture: Frailty in Clinical Care of Older Adults: Where Do We Stand?

Frailty in Clinical Care of Older Adults: Where Do We Stand?

Dae Hyun Kim, MD, MPH, ScD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Associate Scientist, Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, Hebrew SeniorLife

Geriatrician, Division of Gerontology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Adjunct Faculty, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women’s Hospital


Dr. Kim is a geriatrician and clinical investigator at the Hebrew SeniorLife Marcus Institute for Aging Research.  He received M.D. from Yonsei University, Korea; Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and a Doctor of Science in Epidemiology and Aging from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  He completed internal medicine training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and geriatric medicine training at the Harvard Combined Geriatrics Fellowship.

Dr. Kim has developed a claims-based frailty index, which allows the assessment of frailty from administrative claims data. He has received multiple research grants, including Paul B. Beeson award, K24 midcareer investigator award, and R01 awards from the National Institute on Aging, to conduct research on the measurement of frailty using large health care databases, individualizing drug therapy and surgical decisions based on frailty, and implementing frailty in routine clinical practice. At Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Kim provides clinical care for older adults with frailty and has implemented a frailty calculator in the electronic health records.

In Person: 121 S. Main Street (Hemenway’s Building, 2nd Floor, Room 245

If you are unable to attend in person, please join us via Zoom: https://brown.zoom.us/j/95849732035

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