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Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series. Speaker: Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University.

Defining a Role for Hospitals and Health Care Systems in Addressing Cancer Disparities

February 9, 2016
5:15 pm - 6:00 pm
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February Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series: Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH

"Defining a Role for Hospitals and Health Care Systems in Addressing Cancer Disparities"

Tuesday, February 9, 5:15 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
followed by networking from 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

One Brigham Circle, 4th floor, Ledge Room 4-002B

The featured speaker of the second Harvard Surgical HSR Speaker Series is Kim Rhoads, MD, MPH, an Associate Professor of Surgery at Stanford University.

Rhoads conducts health services research designed to identify and describe drivers of cancer disparities, beyond patient factors and commonly considered hospital characteristics such as volume. Her work highlights the influence of health care delivery systems and quality of care on racial/ethnically based differences in cancer treatment and survival. More recently, she has begun to translate health services research findings into community based participatory research and community engaged interventions. Her overall goal is to eliminate cancer disparities by increasing the use of evidence based guidelines for cancer care and increasing patient engagement in increasing health equity.

Rhoads holds a Medical Degree from the University of California, San Francisco, a Master's degree in Health and Medical Science from the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. Rhoads completed general surgery residency and colorectal surgery fellowship at UC San Francisco. Following surgery residency, she served as a California Endowment Scholar in Minority health policy at HSPH where she earned a Master’s degree in Public Health/Health Care Management and Policy. Before joining the faculty at Stanford in 2008, Rhoads spent an additional year of training in Health Services Research as the first Philip R. Lee fellow in health policy at the Philip R. Lee-UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies. Dr. Rhoads is board certified in both general and colorectal surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Rhoads lives in Oakland, California with her husband of 19 years (Dr. Bill Rhoads) and children Nia (12.5) and Julian (11 years old).