Kamal M.F. Itani, MD

Professor, Surgery

Kamal Itani
857.203.6205
1400 VFW Parkway

Biography

Kamal M. F. Itani, MD, Chief of surgery at the VA Boston Health Care System is a Professor of Surgery at Boston University. Dr Itani attended medical school at the American University of Beirut, residency in surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and a research fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Duke University. Prior to his move to Boston, Dr. Itani was an Associate Professor in the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery and The Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Baylor College of Medicine. He was also Chief of General Surgery at the Houston VA Medical Center and a staff surgeon at The Ben Taub General Hospital.

Dr. Itani’s primary clinical interest is in surgical infections, and abdominal wall reconstruction with a research focus on the improvement of health services and surgical outcomes within his areas of clinical interest. He is the author or co-author of over 300 peer-reviewed journal articles, editorials, and book chapters and is the investigator, co-investigator on several projects.

Dr Itani is a member of various surgical organizations and has served in various leadership positions in these organizations. He is a past President of the Association of VA surgeons, The Surgical Infection Society, and past chair of the surgical quality data use group ,the research arm of the VA Surgical Quality Improvement Program (VASQIP) and past chair of the research committee of the American College of surgeons. He is currently a governor of The Americas Hernia Society and a council member of the Massachusetts chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the editorial board of JAMA surgery and Surgical Infection, and is a reviewer for several medical and surgical journals.
Over the course of his career, Dr Itani has received numerous National and International awards and recognitions. Dr Itani was recently profiled in the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.( Profiles in surgical research Kamal M.F. Itani, MD, FACS)

Other Positions

  • VA Boston Healthcare System

Education

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

Publications

  • Published on 2/1/2023

    Pawlik TM, Schwartz TA, Itani KMF. Practical Guide to Ethical Considerations in Clinical Trials in Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2023 Feb 01; 158(2):204-205. PMID: 36287536.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2023

    de Jonge SW, Kaji AH, Itani KMF. Practical Guide to Statistical Considerations in Clinical Trials in Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2023 Jan 01; 158(1):89-90. PMID: 36287537.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/15/2022

    Dhanani NH, Lyons NB, Divino CM, Harris H, Holihan JL, Hope W, Itani K, Loor MM, Martindale R, Prabhu A, Reinke C, Roth JS, Towfigh S, Liang MK. Expert Consensus for Key Features of Operative Reports of Ventral Hernia. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 Jan 01; 236(1):235-240. PMID: 36102528.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/15/2022

    Kaafarani HM, Itani KM. Invited Commentary: Present on Admission and Present at Time of Surgery: Timestamping for Quality Assessment and Benchmarking. J Am Coll Surg. 2023 Jan 01; 236(1):15-17. PMID: 36314687.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Itani KMF, Kibbe MR. Clinical Trials Design, Scientific Rigor, and Higher-Level Evidence in Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2022 Dec 01; 157(12):1078-1079. PMID: 36287572.

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  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Dijkgraaf MGW, Haukoos J, Itani KMF. Practical Guide to Design Choice of Randomized Clinical Trials in Surgery. JAMA Surg. 2022 Dec 01; 157(12):1154-1155. PMID: 36287547.

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  • Published on 12/1/2022

    Itani KMF, Rosen AK. Association of Expanded Health Care Options for Community Care With Veterans' Surgical Outcomes. JAMA Surg. 2022 Dec 01; 157(12):1123-1124. PMID: 36223140.

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  • Published on 4/1/2022

    Stolarski AE, Itani KMF. Nailing the Coffin on Biological Mesh in Contaminated Ventral Hernias. JAMA Surg. 2022 Apr 01; 157(4):302. PMID: 35044420.

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  • Published on 1/19/2022

    Johnson KM, Newman KL, Berry K, Itani K, Wu P, Kamath PS, Harris AHS, Cornia PB, Green PK, Beste LA, Ioannou GN. Risk factors for adverse outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency open umbilical hernia repair and opportunities for elective repair in a national cohort of patients with cirrhosis. Surgery. 2022 Jul; 172(1):184-192. PMID: 35058058.

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  • Published on 12/2/2021

    Dipp Ramos R, O'Brien WJ, Gupta K, Itani KMF. Events, care, and outcomes after hernia mesh explantation for infection. Am J Surg. 2022 Jul; 224(1 Pt A):174-176. PMID: 34876254.

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