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Kim F. Rhoads

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    General Surgery 875 Blake Wilbur Dr Clinic B Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 498-6000 Fax (650) 736-4167
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Email Tel (650) 721-3094
    Administrative Contact
    Jaclyn Salonga Administrative Associate Tel Work 650-721-2418
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use


Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> GI Oncology
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Benign Colorectal Disease

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Community Partnerships Program, Stanford Cancer Institute (2010 - present)
  • E3 Unit Based Medical Director, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (2008 - 2010)

Honors and Awards

  • Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Award, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (January 2009-2012)
  • Philip R. Lee Fellow in Health Policy, UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies (july 2007)

Professional Education

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2010)
Residency: UCSF CA (2005)
Internship: UCSF CA (1999)
Board Certification: American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery (2010)
Fellowship: UCSF Health Policy Institute, Health Services Research (2008)
Fellowship: UC San Francisco CA (2007)
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Community and International Work

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

In my funded research, I am trying to elucidate explanations for disparities in cancer outcomes. My focus has been on hospital variation in quality of care and the correlation with disparities in outcomes. Using nationally endorsed process and outcome measures, I am testing the hypothesis that exposure to poor hospitals for cancer care may adversely impact cancer outcomes regardless of individual (patient)factors. Other ongoing research focuses on understanding travel patterns for cancer care in racial and ethnic subgroups and distinguishing the impact of socioeconomic status from the that of care provision on survival. In my role as the Director of the Cancer Education and Community Partnerships Program for the Stanford Cancer Center and Cancer Prevention Institute of California, I currently support programs that address disparities in cancer outcomes by increasing knowledge and awareness about early detection, screening and treatment. Furthermore, I am working to develop partnerships between the Stanford Cancer Center, community-based organizations focused on cancer and local cancer care providers in Northern California.




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