Message from the Chair

Message from the Chair

Message from Michael H. Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FHRS, Professor and Chair


Dear Colleagues:

Welcome to the Creighton University Department of Medicine. Creighton has a long history of excellence in the tripartite mission of clinical care, teaching, and research. This mission has synergy with the organization's core values of service to others, leadership, and community. You will often hear the phrase "Cura Personalis" which refers to the care and development of the whole person which serves as a foundation for the department for all learners (students, residents, fellows), faculty, and staff.

The Department consists of 12 Divisions spanning the breadth of Internal Medicine. There are 106 full-time faculty, 61 contributive services faculty, and 114 residents and fellows in our training programs. There are plans to further expand the department in the next several years in multiple areas. Our facilities and resources are significant including a new education building and academic medical center that opened in the summer of 2017. Creighton is partnered with CHI Health, a large healthcare network, that is vital to the mission and strategy of the two combined organizations; this alliance creates an outstanding clinical and educational experience for the learner.

As an academic medical center, scholarship and teaching are an integral part of the Creighton mission. The benefits of scholarship for residents and fellows are numerous and include exploration of clinical interests, professional development, and interaction with faculty mentors. Training at Creighton will help solidify teaching skills through experiences, including leading medical teams. Our goal is to help learners become outstanding clinicians, educators, and scholars that are prepared for academic or private sector careers in primary care or subspecialty based medicine.

The Omaha, NE region is located in the Heart of the Midwest and is a vibrant economic center with five Fortune 500 companies. The population is nearly 1 million and is diverse and growing. Creighton, CHI, and the Department of Medicine encourage all to consider joining the team as we continue our mission to serve, heal, educate, learn, and advance the field of medicine.

Michael H. Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Professor and Chair
Department of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine