Biniam Kidane
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 was recruited to Manitoba to establish an advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy program for thoracic diseases. He completed his MD at the University of Toronto and his General Surgery Residency at Western University where he was presented with the G.E. Meads Award for Clinical Excellence and Teaching as well as several research awards and grants. He then completed Thoracic Surgery Residency at the University of Toronto, where he was honoured with the Pearson Teaching and Research Awards. He completed a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University. His focus during this graduate training was on research methodology in randomized and nonrandomized studies.

Dr. Kidane joined the Department of Surgery in August 2016.

Research Focus
Dr Kidane has a research interest in peri-operative care specifically in the thoracic surgery sphere but also in all surgical disciplines. His major interest is 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 and lung 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.

1. Gupta V, Bubis L, Kidane B, Mahar AL, Ringash J, Sutradhar R, Darling GE, Coburn NG. Readmission rates following esophageal cancer resection are similar at regionalized and non-regionalized centers: A population-based cohort study. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2019 Sep;158(3):934-942.e2.

2. Kidane B, Korst RJ, Weksler B, Farrell A, Darling GE, Martin LW, Reddy R, Sarkaria IS. Neoadjuvant therapy versus upfront surgery for clinical T2N0 esophageal cancer: A systematic review. Ann Thorac Surg. 2019 May 8. pii: S0003-4975(19)30631-9. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.04.008.

3. Kidane B, Palma DC, Badner NH, Hamilton M, Leydier L, Fortin D, Inculet RI, Malthaner RA. The Potential Dangers of Recruitment Maneuvers During One Lung Ventilation Surgery. J Surg Res. 2019 Feb;234:178-183.

4. Kidane B, Choi S, Fortin D, O'Hare T, Nicolaou G, Badner NH, Inculet RI, Slinger P, Malthaner RA. Use of lung-protective strategies during one-lung ventilation surgery: a multi-institutional survey. Ann Transl Med. 2018 Jul;6(13):269. doi: 10.21037/atm.2018.06.02.

5. Kidane B, Kaaki S, Hirpara DH, Shen YC, Bassili A, Allison F, Waddell TK, Darling GE. Emergency department use is high after esophagectomy and feeding tube problems are the biggest culprit. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Dec;156(6):2340-2348.

University of Manitoba
Assistant Professor of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Manitoba
Adjunct Scientist, Research Institute in Oncology & Hematology
Adjunct Professor, Department of Community Health Sciences

Current Position
Health Sciences Centre
Thoracic & Foregut Surgery
Interventional Endoscopy

Association with a Research Institute
Research Institute in Oncology & Hematology, Cancer Care Manitoba

Dr. Biniam Kidane

GH611 - Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg Manitoba
Canada R3A 1R9
Phone:  (204) 787-3791
Fax: (204) 787-7143

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