Harvey W. Chim, MD, FACS, has been selected for induction into the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. GHHS is comprised of over 25,000 healthcare professionals in training and in practice who have been recognized for practicing patient-centered care.
“Patients are why we do what we do every day,” Chim said. “Their best interest is the only interest to be considered.”
Chim was also chosen to be the faculty recipient of the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, sponsored by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation and awarded to members who demonstrate both clinical excellence and outstanding compassion in the delivery of care and who show respect for patients, their families, and healthcare colleagues.
Together, these accolades reflect Chim’s established record of compassionate and patient-centered care.
Chim is an associate professor in the division of plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Some of his clinical interests include hand and peripheral nerve surgery, brachial plexus reconstruction, lower extremity reconstruction and limb salvage, vascularized bone grafts complex reconstruction of the trunk, head and neck and breast, surgical treatment of migraine headaches and endoscopic hand and plastic surgery. Chim’s research interests include tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, optimizing outcomes in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus surgery, and migraine surgery.