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Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
227 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

  • Parking is limited
  • Public transportation is encouraged

Visiting Professor

Karl Y. Bilimoria, MD, MS, FACS
John Benjamin Murphy Professor of Surgery
Director, Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC)
Vice Chair for Quality, Department of Surgery
Co-Director, Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research (NICER)
Faculty Scholar, American College of Surgeons

Dr. Bilimoria is a surgical oncologist and a health services, quality improvement, and health policy researcher at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. His clinical practice is focused on melanoma and sarcoma. He was recently listed by Becker’s as one of the “Top 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety” in the U.S.

Dr. Bilimoria is the Director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center of Northwestern University, a center of 35 faculty and staff focused on national, regional, and local quality improvement research and practical initiatives. Dr. Bilimoria’s research agenda focuses on improving healthcare quality and delivery by (1) developing better ways to provide hospitals with comparative data, (2) providing hospitals with the tools use their data to undertake internal hospital quality improvement efforts, (3) providing patients with better comparative data through public reporting which can assist them in selecting the best hospital for their surgical care, and (4) performing evaluations of policies that impact healthcare quality. He has a particular interest in large, pragmatic cluster-randomized trials examining hospital quality initiatives and healthcare policies. He is the Director of the Illinois Surgical Quality Improvement Collaborative and Principal Investigator of the FIRST Trial, and he is a Faculty Scholar at the American College of Surgeons.

At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bilimoria serves as the Medical Director of Surgical Quality and is the Chair of the Surgical Oversight and Quality Committee. He leads several quality and process improvement initiatives for the hospital and the healthcare system. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System