Gerald V. Klim, D.O.
B.S. (Biology): University of Richmond
D.O. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
M.A. Lexington Theological Seminary; Fellowship University of Kentucky Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Board Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Board Certified: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
UK Faculty: Since 1985
Associate Professor (1989)
Chairman of the Department (1999-2013)
Dr. Klim currently is Medical Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and serves as a Community Medical Associate for Hospie of the Bluegrass
Dr. Klim served as co-director of the residency program (1988-1993) and helped establish one of the nation's first rotations in subacute rehabilitation. He has served as a medical student advisor since 1986 and is a popular lecturer among students of all ages. He received the department's Teacher of the Year award in 1996.
Dr. Klim's publications include physician-related issues in subacute rehabilitation, in Subacute Care: A Guide to Development, Implementation and Management (Thompson Publishing Group), May 1995 and The Physiatrist and Subacute Rehabilitation, in Physical medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America, February 1996, 7(1):55-81.