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
Health Sciences Centre
Thoracic & Foregut Surgery
Association with a Research Institute
Research Institute in Oncology & Hematology, Cancer Care Manitoba