Kristopher P. Kline, DO, MPH
Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Residency Training: University of Florida
Professional Interests: Cardiovascular Diseases
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife and newborn son, Gymnastics, Crossfit, Guitar, Skateboarding, Basketball, Soccer, Diving.
My role as Chief Resident for the Department of Medicine is focused at our Veterans Affairs hospital that is located directly on our medical campus. The Malcom Randall VA Medical Center has long been regarded as a national model for excellence due to its strong affiliation between a VA and academic medical school. We are proud to have one the largest and busiest VA hospitals in the country, with a catchment area of more than 50 counties and 130,000 veterans. Since our VA is a large tertiary care facility with extensive specialty services, we are able to provide our residents with fantastic exposure to a wide spectrum of medicine.
As Chief Resident at the VA, I coordinate the four general medicine VA teams, inpatient and outpatient VA electives, our Geriatric Evaluation and Rehabilitation (GEM) unit, the MICU and the CCU. I am also in charge of our monthly ACLS Simulation sessions that take place in our newly renovated and state of the art simulation center. These ACLS sessions (also known as the Crisis Resource Management program) go a step beyond typical code scenarios and push our residents to be better prepared in emergency situations so they are able to run codes independently when real scenarios arise.
I encourage you to visit our program to see the endless learning opportunities and collegial environment we have to offer.