Kimberly Bower, M.D.

Specialty

, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Locations

3020 Children's Way
MC 5056
San Diego, CA 92123

Specialty

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Organization

Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA

Rady Children's Specialists

Medical School

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Residency

Brown University School of Medicine

Fellowship

San Diego Hospice, Scottsdale Healthcare System

Board Certifications

Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Gender

F

Bio

Dr. Kimberly Bower has been the chief of palliative medicine at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego since February 2014 and the medical director of the Pediatric Program at Scripps Hospice since March 2013.

After earning her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan., she completed her family medicine residency training at Brown University / Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket, R.I. in 2003.

Subsequently, she moved to San Diego and spent a year providing care to patients within community health centers. In 2004, she began a fellowship in Hospice & Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice & the Institute for Palliative Medicine (SDHIPM). She stayed on for a second year, serving as chief fellow, with a focus on building skills in pediatric palliative medicine and working on international initiatives. In 2006, she became the medical director for the pediatric programs at SDHIPM and also served as core faculty within the palliative medicine fellowship program, designing the pediatric track within the fellowship and the pediatric curriculum for the adult palliative medicine fellows.

Dr. Bower believes in medical care that allows patients to live life to the fullest and is provided with kindness, compassion and respect for the values of patients and their families.




Publications

Psychiatric Issues In Palliative Care: Recognition Of Depression In Patients Enrolled In Hospice Care
Irwin SA, Rao S, Bower KA, Palica J, Rao SS, Maglione JE, Soskins M, Betterton AE, and Ferris, FD

Psychiatric Issues In Palliative Care: Recognition Of Delirium In Patients Enrolled In Hospice Care
Irwin SA, Rao S, Bower KA, Palica J, Rao SS, Maglione JE, Soskins M, Betterton AE, and Ferris, FD

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