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: Davis LE, Gupta V, Allen-Ayodabo C, Zhao H, Hallet J, Mahar AL, Ringash J, Doherty M, Kidane B, Darling G, Coburn NG. Patient-reported symptoms following diagnosis in esophagus cancer patients treated with palliative intent. Dis Esophagus. 2020 Aug 3;33(8):doz108. doi: 10.1093/dote/doz108. PMID: 31957801.

2: Hirpara DH, Kidane B. Early Worsening of Quality of Life after Treatment of Stage I Lung Cancer. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Aug;17(8):935-936. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202005-523ED. PMID: 32735171; PMCID: PMC7393789.

3: Martineau P, Kidane B. FDG PET/CT Findings in an Asymptomatic Case of Confirmed COVID-19. Clin Nucl Med. 2020 Aug;45(8):647-648. doi:10.1097/RLU.0000000000003145. PMID: 32433160; PMCID: PMC7268853.

4: Luc JGY, Archer MA, Arora RC, Bender EM, Blitz A, Cooke DT, Hlci TN, Kidane B, Ouzounian M, Varghese TK Jr, Antonoff MB. Does Tweeting Improve Citations? One-Year Results from the TSSMN Prospective Randomized Trial. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 Jun 3:S0003-4975(20)30860-2. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.04.065. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32504611.

5: Luc JGY, Archer MA, Arora RC, Bender EM, Blitz A, Cooke DT, Elde S, Guy TS, Halpern AL, Harrington C, Hlci TN, Kidane B, Olive JK, Ouzounian M, Stamp N, Vervoort D, Varghese TK Jr, Antonoff MB. The Thoracic Surgery Social Media Network Experience During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Ann Thorac Surg. 2020 May 18. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.05.006. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32425205; PMCID: PMC7232073.

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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