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Kamran Idrees MD, MSCI, MMHC, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery, Ingram Associate Professor of Cancer Research, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery, Director, Pancreatic and GI Surgical Oncology, and Director, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy/HIPEC Program

Areas of Expertise

  • 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
  • General Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Cancer Surgery
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary and Liver Surgery
  • Kidney and Pancreas Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
  • Sarcoma
  • Surgical Oncology


Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade
6002 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205


  • English
  • Urdu


  • Doctor of Medicine - Aga Khan University Medical College, 1999
  • Research Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 2006
  • Residency - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2008
  • Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2011
  • Fellowship - Washington University Medical Center, 2012
  • Master of Science in Clinical Investigation - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2016
  • Management in Health Care - Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management, 2017
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
The doctor was very knowledgeable and broke it down so we could understand
July 23, 2023
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Very good
July 16, 2023
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Dr Idress is an excellent communicator as well as listener. He is very patient and it never feels like he's rushing. I feel that I have his full attention when he's in the room.
July 9, 2023
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Excellent caring informative doc
June 11, 2023
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Cold hands but warm heart.
April 10, 2023
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Dr Idress of explaining the current situation of my illness and the two options available. He explained the pros and cons of each option. I told us what he's choose, which lined up with what are looking for in a cure. I was seeing Dr. Idress to get a second opinion on treatment options. I had surgery planned with a doctor at NCA, but after talking with Dr. Idress we decided to go with his recommendation. We received new information about pancreatic cancer & treatments that I had never heard before. This was a major factor in choosing Dr. Idress as my surgeon.
April 5, 2023
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They are all just great
April 3, 2023
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