Dr. Minjae Kim

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in Epidemiology

Research Description

Dr. Kim’s early research involved the study of the molecular mechanisms underlying volatile anesthetic mediated protection from renal ischemia-reperfusion injury in pre-clinical models (Kim, Kim et al. 2007). Currently, his research focus is to better characterize the epidemiology of adverse perioperative outcomes such as acute kidney injury. Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, Dr. Kim’s work has explored variations in acute kidney injury risk among different types of general surgery procedures (Kim, Brady et al. 2014) and the interaction effects among major surgical complications with respect to postoperative mortality (Kim, Brady et al. 2015, Kim and Li 2017). In addition, he has applied a novel application of latent class analysis as an empirical method of classifying patients based on their preoperative comorbidities and risk factors for perioperative risk stratification (Kim, Wall et al. 2016, Kim, Wall et al. 2017). Projects in progress include a study of intraoperative factors and their associations with postoperative outcomes and a study of the relationship between postoperative cardiac arrest with other major surgical complications.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kim at minjae.kim@columbia.edu.

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