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Research Interests

CLINICAL: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors, Biliary/Gallbladder Malignancies, Thyroid Cancer, Benign Thyroid Diseases, Thyroid Nodules
RESEARCH: Healthcare Quality Improvement, Patient Safety Improvement, Surgical Health Services, Outcomes Research, Oncology Quality Measurement

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Training Experience

2006Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
2009Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)
2011Fellowship, University of Texas/MD Anderson Cancer Center

Education/Academic qualification

MS, Northwestern University

… → 2016

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2002


  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Patient Safety
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodules

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Grants 2016 2024

Venous Thromboembolism
Quality Improvement
Pulmonary Embolism
Quality of Health Care
Venous Thrombosis
infrastructural policy
Venous Thromboembolism
Blood Coagulation
Patient Education

Research Output 2004 2019

Assessment of hospital-level adjusted breast cancer sentinel lymph node positivity rates

Berger, E. R., Bilimoria, K. Y., Kinnier, C. V., Minami, C. A., Bethke, K. P., Hansen, N. M., Merkow, R. P., Winchester, D. P. & Yang, A. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Surgical Oncology. 119, 1, p. 101-108 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
Breast Neoplasms
Sentinel Lymph Node
Process Assessment (Health Care)
Safety Management
Quality Improvement
Administrative Personnel
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluating the Impact of the Venous Thromboembolism Outcome Measure on the PSI 90 Composite Quality Metric

Blay, E., Huang, R., Chung, J. W., Yang, A. D., DeLancey, J. O., Merkow, R. P., Barnard, C. & Bilimoria, K. Y., Mar 1 2019, In : Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 45, 3, p. 148-155 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Venous Thromboembolism
Patient Safety
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals

Risk factors for post-pancreaticoduodenectomy delayed gastric emptying in the absence of pancreatic fistula or intra-abdominal infection

Ellis, R. J., Gupta, A. R., Hewitt, D. B., Merkow, R. P., Cohen, M. E., Ko, C. Y., Bilimoria, K. Y., Bentrem, D. J. & Yang, A. D., Jun 1 2019, In : Journal of Surgical Oncology. 119, 7, p. 925-931 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intraabdominal Infections
Pancreatic Fistula
Gastric Emptying
Odds Ratio
1 Citation (Scopus)

Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy, Treatment for Advanced Disease, and Genetic Considerations for Adrenocortical Carcinoma: An Update from the SSO Endocrine and Head and Neck Disease Site Working Group

Dickson, P. V., Kim, L., Yen, T. W. F., Yang, A. D., Grubbs, E. G., Patel, D. & Solórzano, C. C., Nov 1 2018, In : Annals of surgical oncology. 25, 12, p. 3453-3459 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adrenocortical Carcinoma
Inborn Genetic Diseases
Neoadjuvant Therapy