• Portrait of Dr. Biniam Kidane
  • Associate professor

    Max Rady College of Medicine
    Department of Surgery
    Room GE-611, 820 Sherbook Street
    University of Manitoba
    Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 1R9

    Phone: 204-787-3791
    Fax: 204-787-7143


Research summary

Dr. Kidane has a research interest in peri-operative care. His major interest is in lung-protective ventilation during thoracic surgery.

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 be difficult and cause significant reductions in the quality of life.

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.


  • Research themes 

    Inflammation and peri-operative complications

    Intra-operative ventilation and lung surgery

    Health-related quality of life

  • Research interests 

    Inflammatory response to intra-operative ventilation and lung surgery

    Inflammatory response and risk of metastasis 

    Inflammatory mechanisms of treatment-related lung injury

    Health-related quality of life in esophageal cancer

  • Research affiliations

    Adjunct scientist, Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology (RIOH)

    Research scientist, Children’s Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (CHRIM)

  • Research groups

    Canadian lead, Oesophago-gastric Anastomosis Audit (OGAA)

    Thoracic Surgery Outcomes Research Network, Inc (ThORN)


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 Award


Master of Science, McMaster University (2012)

Doctor of Medicine, University of Toronto (2009)

Bachelor of Science (honours, laboratory medicine and pathobiology), University of Toronto (2005)

Contact us

Max Rady College of Medicine
AE101-820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada