Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Karl Y Bilimoria, MD, MS

Karl Y Bilimoria, MD, MS

Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery

John Benjamin Murphy Professor of Surgery

Associate Professor of Surgery (Surgical Oncology) and Medical Social Sciences

Focus of Work


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


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Indiana University (2003)
  • MS: Northwestern University, Clinical Investigation (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Digestive and Kidney Diseases (1999)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: American College of Surgeons, Research/Optimal Patient Care (2008)
  • Residency: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, General Surgery (2010)
  • Fellowship: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Surgical Oncology (2011)
  • Board Certification: General Surgery