2016 Young Investigator Award Recipient

Kamran Idrees, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN
Proposal: Health Literacy and Cancer Outcomes
This award was made possible by donors to The SSO Foundation.

Dr. Idrees received his BS and medical degrees from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He is finishing a master's degree in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) in March, 2016 at Vanderbilt University. He was a Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) Surgery Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis. He has a research focus is in health sciences outcomes research in patients undergoing major abdominal surgeries. The two areas of focus are evaluating impact of health literacy and frailty in regards to postoperative morbidity and mortality as well as oncological outcomes in patients undergoing major operative procedures. He is a Member of Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research (CSQOR) and co-founded Vanderbilt Surgical Oncology and Health Literacy (V-SOHL). He is Assistant Professor of Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN and Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy/HIPEC program.