Kamran Idrees, MD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS

Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery
Associate Professor of Surgery
Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Pancreatic and Gastro-Intestinal Surgical Oncology
Phone: (615) 322-2391

Dr. Kamran Idrees is Director of the Pancreas and GI Surgical Oncology and Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. After completing his general surgery training at University of Alabama at Birmingham, he finished a clinical fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he was trained in regional perfusion treatments including Heated Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) and Isolated limb infusion (ILI). He also carried out a research fellowship in colorectal cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in addition to a Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Clinical areas of interest

  • Benign and Malignant Diseases of the Liver, Gallbladder, and Bile Ducts
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Endocrine Cancer
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • GI Cancer Surgery
  • Gastroenterology Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal/Pancreas
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery
  • Kidney and Pancreas Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Surgical Oncology

His research, including an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award, focuses on colorectal, liver metastases and pancreatic cancer treatments. He was recruited to lead and expand the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy program/HIPEC and isolated limb infusion (ILI) programs at VICC. He has developed a comprehensive HIPEC and ILI programs with application of a multidisciplinary approach to the evaluation, diagnosis, staging, and treatment of these patients. This involves the coordination of care with medical oncologists, gynecology oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, and ancillary services to provide comprehensive and compassionate cancer care.


  • M.D. - The Aga Khan University Medical College, 1999
  • MSCI - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2016
  • MMHC - Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, 2017


  • General Surgery Residency - University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2008


  • Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2006
  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011
  • Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery Fellowship - Washington University in St. Louis, 2012

Dr. Idrees’ Publications at PubMed.

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