Karl Y Bilimoria

  • 10578 Citations
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Personal profile

Research Interests

CLINICAL: Melanoma and Skin Cancers; Sarcoma and Soft Tissue Tumors; Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST); Sentinel Node Biopsy; Locally and Regionally Advanced Melanoma; Isolated Limb Infusion, Minimally Invasive Lymph Node Dissection RESEARCH: Surgical Health Services, Outcomes, and Quality Improvement Research; Oncology Quality Measurement; Melanoma Quality and Outcomes Assessment; Health Policy Evaluation

Certifications and Licenses

General Surgery

Training Experience

1999Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
2008Postdoctoral Fellowship, American College of Surgeons
2010Residency, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center
2011Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Education/Academic qualification

MS, Northwestern University

… → 2008

MD, Indiana University

… → 2003


  • Health Services Research
  • Melanoma
  • Quality Improvement
  • Skin Cancer

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Grants 2012 2023

Quality Improvement
Opioid Analgesics
Patient Harm
Information Systems
Opioid Analgesics
Evidence-Based Practice
Practice Guidelines
Electronic Health Records
Lung Neoplasms
Quality Improvement
Guideline Adherence
Guideline Adherence
Lung Neoplasms
Quality of Health Care

Research Output 2001 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)
12 Citations

A checklist to elevate the science of surgical database research

Haider, A. H., Bilimoria, K. Y. & Kibbe, M. R., Jun 1 2018, In : JAMA surgery. 153, 6, p. 505-507 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate


Benign hysterectomy performed by gynecologic oncologists: Is selection bias altering our ability to measure surgical quality?

Barber, E., Rossi, E. C., Alexander, A., Bilimoria, K. Y. & Simon, M. A., Oct 1 2018, In : Gynecologic oncology. 151, 1, p. 141-144 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Selection Bias
Risk Adjustment
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
Quality Improvement

Creating Individual Surgeon Performance Assessments in a Statewide Hospital Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative

Quinn, C. M., Bilimoria, K. Y., Chung, J. W., Ko, C. Y., Cohen, M. E. & Stulberg, J. J., Sep 1 2018, In : Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 227, 3, p. 303-312.e3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quality Improvement
Logistic Models
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
8 Citations

Education outcomes in a duty-hour flexibility trial in internal medicine

iCOMPARE Research Group, Apr 19 2018, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 378, 16, p. 1494-1508 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Internal Medicine
Confidence Intervals
Odds Ratio
Patient Education