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Kim F. Rhoads

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center

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
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use


Clinical Focus

  • Cancer> GI Oncology
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Benign Colorectal Disease
  • Healthcare Quality and Outcomes
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
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Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • E3 Unit Based Medical Director, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (2014 - present)
  • 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

My research attempts to elucidate the links between hospital and health care quality and racial/ethnic disparities in cancer survival. Using nationally endorsed process and outcome measures for cancer, I am testing the hypothesis that exposure to low resource 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 effect of guideline deviant health care from the impact of socioeconomic status on survival in acute leukemia. In my role as the founding Director of the Stanford Cancer Institute-Community Partnerships Program, I have designed Stanford based programs that will address real world cancer disparities across the Greater Bay Area through community engagement, community based participatory research and increasing minority participation in cancer clinical trials.




Postdoctoral Advisees

Joy Chen

Graduate and Fellowship Program Affiliations



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