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Fixing Things & Returning to Patient-Centered, Value-Based Care

with Leslie Kim, MD and Doug Sumaraga

Date: September 13, 2022
Time: 11:30AM EST | 9:30AM MT | 8:30AM PST
Duration: 30 Minutes

Leslie Kim, MD joins ViTel Health’s Doug Sumaraga for a discussion on fixing things in healthcare. Dr. Kim became an orthopedic surgeon because he likes to fix things and solve problems. One of the biggest barriers to solving patient problems, which will be discussed by Dr. Kim and Doug, is the disjointed technology applications that don’t put patients and doctors first. Get the scoop on the need for human-technology balance in healthcare, integrating systems, listening to patients, and why when a problem seems too difficult, you should make it bigger!

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Leslie Kim MD

Leslie Kim, MD

Dr. Leslie Kim is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with subspecialization in shoulder and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Kim graduated from Stanford University in Stanford, California, in 1974 and Stanford Medical School in 1978. He had completed a general surgery internship and orthopedic surgery residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, by 1983. He also received post-graduate fellowship training in arthroscopic surgery, orthopedic trauma, in Munich and in reconstructive surgery at Scripps Clinic in San Diego.

Following his formal training, Dr. Kim gained additional experience while working at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and serving as a local college team physician. He also gained working knowledge of the workers’ compensation system as the medical director of a large statewide medical group.

Currently, Dr. Kim is the chair of the orthopedic surgery department at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame, California, and on staff at Seton Medical Center in Daly City. Physician colleagues have elected him president of the California Orthopaedic Association, president of the San Mateo County Medical Association, a trustee on the Board of the California Medical Association, and Executive Committee member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Board of Councilors.

Outside of his work, Dr. Kim is a sports fitness and physical conditioning enthusiast who has participated in competitive triathlons and marathons. Having been born and raised in Hawaii, he enjoys a variety of water sports and outdoor activities, ranging from sailing and diving to skiing and trekking in the Himalayas.


Doug Sumaraga

Doug is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience managing and developing technology firms in the Silicon Valley as CTO, COO, & CEO.  As a strategic advisor and technology consultant to several Fortune 50 companies (IBM, SAP, Apple, Adobe, Agilent, Microsoft, HP, Northrop Grumman, Boeing among them), Doug offers business acumen and technical expertise as a transformational leader, architect, and “let’s get it done” executor. 

Doug holds Biology (pre-med) and Medical Technology degrees in the Adventist Educational Health System and found his passion in technology continuing his post grad studies in Informatics and programming at UC Berkeley.

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