Kamal M.F. Itani, MD
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. Merkow RP, Kaji AH, Itani KMF. The CONSORT Framework. JAMA Surg. 2021 Apr 07. PMID: 33825818
  2. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Charns MP, Itani KMF, Rivard PE. Identifying Risks and Opportunities in Outpatient Surgical Patient Safety: A Qualitative Analysis of Veterans Health Administration Staff Perceptions. J Patient Saf. 2021 Apr 01; 17(3):e177-e185.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29112029
  3. Kim NE, Moseley JM, O'Neal P, Whang E, Itani KMF, Kristo G. Retired Surgeons as Mentors for Surgical Training Graduates Entering Practice: An Underutilized Resource. Ann Surg. 2021 03 01; 273(3):613-617.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30907756
  4. Dipp Ramos R, O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Incidence and Risk Factors for Long-Term Mesh Explantation Due to Infection in More than 100,000 Hernia Operation Patients. J Am Coll Surg. 2021 Feb 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33601005
  5. Kelz RR, Sellers MM, Niknam BA, Sharpe JE, Rosenbaum PR, Hill AS, Zhou H, Hochman LL, Bilimoria KY, Itani K, Romano PS, Silber JH. A National Comparison of Operative Outcomes of New and Experienced Surgeons. Ann Surg. 2021 02 01; 273(2):280-288. PMID: 31188212
  6. Lipshy KA, Itani K, Chu D, Bahadursingh A, Spector S, Raman K, Dardik A, Tzeng E, Ballantyne GH, John PR, Cmolik B, Maloney J, Kozol R, Longo WE. Sentinel Contributions of US Department of Veterans Affairs Surgeons in Shaping the Face of Health Care. JAMA Surg. 2021 Jan 20. PMID: 33471058
  7. Portuondo JI, Itani KMF, Massarweh NN. Association Between Postoperative Complications and Long-term Survival after Non-cardiac Surgery among Veterans. Ann Surg. 2021 Jan 15. PMID: 33630458
  8. Strymish JM, O' Brien W, Itani K, Gupta K, Branch-Elliman W. What Is the Primary Driver of Preoperative Vancomycin Use? It's Not Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus-or Allergy. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Dec 17; 71(10):2732-2735.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32337589
  9. O'Brien WJ, Dipp Ramos R, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Neural Network Model to Detect Long-Term Skin and Soft Tissue Infection after Hernia Repair. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2020 Dec 01.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33253060
  10. 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 10 01; 155(10):913-914. PMID: 32808966
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