Biniam Kidane, MD, MSc, FRCSC

Section of Thoracic Surgery, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Dr. Kidane is a Thoracic and Foregut Surgeon with a special interest in minimally invasive and endoscopic approaches to benign and malignant thoracic/foregut disease. He completed his MD at the University of Toronto, General Surgery Residency at Western University and Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Toronto. He completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University. He is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba and Adjunct Scientist at Research Institute in Oncology & Hematology.

He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery and PLOS ONE. He is a member of several societies focused on the care of patients with thoracic diseases and conditions.

Dr. Kidane has a research interest in peri-operative care specifically in the thoracic surgery sphere but also in all surgical disciplines. Specifically, he has a special interest in lung protective ventilation during thoracic surgery as well as peri-operative practice variation and quality improvement. He also has a research interest in health services and outcomes research as it relates to esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a devastating illness with historically poor survival; furthermore, the treatment of esophageal cancer can also be difficult and cause significant reductions in the quality of life of patients with esophageal cancer. Dr. Kidane’s program of research in esophageal cancer brings together elements of surgical quality, patient quality of life, oncologic outcomes and health resource utilization with the ultimate goal of identifying the right treatment for the right patient at the right time.