Kamal M.F. Itani, MD

Professor, Surgery

1400 VFW Parkway

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System


  • American University of Beirut, MD
  • American University of Beirut, BS


  • Published on 4/4/2018

    Massarweh NN, Kaji AH, Itani KMF. Practical Guide to Surgical Data Sets: Veterans Affairs Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP). JAMA Surg. 2018 Apr 04. PMID: 29617543.

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  • Published on 3/6/2018

    Chen Q, Rosen AK, Amirfarzan H, Rochman A, Itani KMF. Improving detection of intraoperative medical errors (iMEs) and intraoperative adverse events (iAEs) and their contribution to postoperative outcomes. Am J Surg. 2018 Mar 06. PMID: 29563021.

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  • Published on 2/6/2018

    Pilieci SN, Salim SY, Heffernan DS, Itani KMF, Khadaroo RG. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Video Education versus Skill Demonstration: Which Is More Effective in Teaching Sterile Surgical Technique? Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2018 Apr; 19(3):303-312. PMID: 29406814.

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  • Published on 2/2/2018

    Branch-Elliman W, Ripollone J, O'Brien W, Itani K, Strymish J, Gupta K. Combination antimicrobial prophylaxis for hysterectomy: harm without the benefit? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Feb 02. PMID: 29409849.

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  • Published on 1/23/2018

    Mull HJ, Rosen AK, O'Brien WJ, McIntosh N, Legler A, Hawn MT, Itani KMF, Pizer SD. Factors Associated with Hospital Admission after Outpatient Surgery in the Veterans Health Administration. Health Serv Res. 2018 Jan 23. PMID: 29363106.

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  • Published on 11/4/2017

    Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Charns MP, Itani KMF, Rivard PE. Identifying Risks and Opportunities in Outpatient Surgical Patient Safety: A Qualitative Analysis of Veterans Health Administration Staff Perceptions. J Patient Saf. 2017 Nov 04. PMID: 29112029.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Itani KMF, May AK. Surgical Infection Society: We Endorse Antimicrobial Stewardship We Stand by Our International Colleagues and Societies in the Fight for Proper Antimicrobial Therapy. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2017 Nov/Dec; 18(8):843-845. PMID: 29120282.

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  • Published on 11/1/2017

    Jones CE, Graham LA, Morris MS, Richman JS, Hollis RH, Wahl TS, Copeland LA, Burns EA, Itani KMF, Hawn MT. Association Between Preoperative Hemoglobin A1c Levels, Postoperative Hyperglycemia, and Readmissions Following Gastrointestinal Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2017 Nov 01; 152(11):1031-1038. PMID: 28746706.

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  • Published on 10/12/2017

    Pindyck T, Gupta K, Strymish J, Itani KM, Carter ME, Suo Y, Bessesen MT, Topkoff J, Steele AS, BarĂ³n AE, Gundlapalli AV, Branch-Elliman W. Validation of an electronic tool for flagging surgical site infections based on clinical practice patterns for triaging surveillance: Operational successes and barriers. Am J Infect Control. 2018 Feb; 46(2):186-190. PMID: 29031434.

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  • Published on 9/1/2017

    Hernandez-Boussard T, Graham LA, Desai K, Wahl TS, Aucoin E, Richman JS, Morris MS, Itani KM, Telford GL, Hawn MT. The Fifth Vital Sign: Postoperative Pain Predicts 30-day Readmissions and Subsequent Emergency Department Visits. Ann Surg. 2017 Sep; 266(3):516-524. PMID: 28657940.

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