Kamal M.F. Itani, MD
Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Surgery
General Surgery

MD, American University of Beirut




Kamal M. F. Itani, MD, Chief of surgery at the VA Boston Health Care System is a Professor of Surgery at Boston University. Dr Itani attended medical school at the American University of Beirut, residency in surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and a research fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Duke University. Prior to his move to Boston, Dr. Itani was an Associate Professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and The Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Baylor College of Medicine. He was also Chief of General Surgery at the Houston VA Medical Center and a staff surgeon at The Ben Taub General Hospital.

Dr. Itani’s primary clinical interest is in surgical infections, hernia repair and surgical education with a research focus on the improvement of health services and surgical outcomes within his areas of clinical interest. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials, and book chapters and is the lead investigator on several clinical trials.

Dr Itani is a member of various surgical organizations and has served in various leadership positions in these organizations. He currently sits on several National committees including the VA Surgical quality improvement project (VASQIP), the research committee of the American College of Surgeons, and chairs the surgical quality data use group (SQDUG), the research arm of VASQIP. He is also the course director for the American College of Surgeons clinical trials course since 2007. He is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Surgery, Surgical Infection ,Hospital Physician, and is a reviewer for several medical and surgical journals. In addition to his various leadership roles in various surgical associations and societies , he is past President of The Association of VA Surgeons.

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  1. Massarweh NN, Itani KMF, Tsai TC. Maximizing the US Department of Veterans Affairs' Reserve Role in National Health Care Emergency Preparedness-The Fourth Mission. JAMA Surg. 2020 Aug 18. PMID: 32808966
     
  2. Massarweh NN, Itani KMF, Morris MS. The VA MISSION Act and the Future of Veterans' Access to Quality Health Care. JAMA. 2020 Jul 28; 324(4):343-344. PMID: 32602896
     
  3. O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Implications of Postoperative Infections on Long-term Outcomes-Reply. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jul 01; 155(7):668.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32267473
     
  4. Fields AC, Itani KMF. More Evidence in the Treatment of Subcutaneous Abdominal Wound Healing Impairment. JAMA Surg. 2020 Jun 01; 155(6):479. PMID: 32293660
     
  5. Strymish JM, O' Brien W, Itani K, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. What is the Primary Driver of Pre-Operative Vancomycin Use? It's Not MRSA-or Allergy. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 27.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32337589
     
  6. Sartelli M, Coccolini F, Abu-Zidan FM, Ansaloni L, Bartoli S, Biffl W, Borghi F, Chouillard E, Cui Y, Nascimento RO, De Simone B, Di Saverio S, Duane T, Eckmann C, Eid HO, Gomes CA, Gomes FC, Hecker A, Hecker B, Isik A, Itani KMF, Leppaniemi A, Litvin A, Luppi D, Maier R, Manzano-Nunez R, Marwah S, Mazuski J, Moore E, Perrone G, Rasa K, Rubio I, Sawyer R, Labricciosa FM, Catena F. Hey surgeons! It is time to lead and be a champion in preventing and managing surgical infections! World J Emerg Surg. 2020 04 19; 15(1):28. PMID: 32306979
     
  7. Dipp Ramos R, Itani KMF. Emotions, Common Sense, and Evidence in Operating Room Attire. JAMA Surg. 2020 Apr 01; 155(4):329. PMID: 32049273
     
  8. Parker SG, Halligan S, Liang MK, Muysoms FE, Adrales GL, Boutall A, de Beaux AC, Dietz UA, Divino CM, Hawn MT, Heniford TB, Hong JP, Ibrahim N, Itani KMF, Jorgensen LN, Montgomery A, Morales-Conde S, Renard Y, Sanders DL, Smart NJ, Torkington JJ, Windsor ACJ. Definitions for Loss of Domain: An International Delphi Consensus of Expert Surgeons. World J Surg. 2020 04; 44(4):1070-1078. PMID: 31848677
     
  9. Kelz RR, Niknam BA, Sellers MM, Sharpe JE, Rosenbaum PR, Hill AS, Zhou H, Hochman LL, Bilimoria KY, Itani K, Romano PS, Silber JH. Duty Hour Reform and the Outcomes of Patients Treated by New Surgeons. Ann Surg. 2020 04; 271(4):599-605. PMID: 31724974
     
  10. Fields AC, Pradarelli JC, Itani KMF. Preventing Surgical Site Infections: Looking Beyond the Current Guidelines. JAMA. 2020 Mar 17; 323(11):1087-1088. PMID: 32083641
     
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Bar chart showing 242 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 24 publications in 2017

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