Kimberly Gafford
 
 

Kimberly Gafford

Kimberly GaffordKim Gafford has been a nurse since 2003 and began her career as a LPN working at Denver Health, a Level One Trauma Medical Center. She then became a Registered Nurse receiving her Associate Degree in Nursing from Excelsior College in New York, then finished with her BSN at Chamberlin College in Illinois.

Kim has worked in many aspect of the medical field, from floor nurse to emergency medicine then oncology and now bariatrics.  After a life-long struggle with obesity she decided to have the RNY procedure five years ago and weighing in at BMI of 50.

Kim joined the bariatric program in April 2017. She helps guide patients through preoperative testing by coordinating appointments, researching insurance, and being with the patient before and after surgery. Kim wants patients to be successful and reach their goals and maintain them. Kim defines success when her patients have reached their goal and have come back to say "hi" and she cannot recognize them.