Kim F. Rhoads

Colon and rectal surgeon

Colorectal surgeon, Surgical oncologist

Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (2010)

Residency: UCSF (2005) CA

Internship: UCSF (1999) CA

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 (2007) CA

Fellowship, UC San Francisco, Colorectal Surgery (2007)

Board Certification: General Surgery, American Board of Surgery (2006)

MPH, Harvard School of Public Health, Health Policy and administration (2006)

Residency, UC San Francisco, General Surgery (2005)

Medical Education: UCSF (1998) CA

MD, UC San Francisco, Medicine (1998)

MS, UC Berkeley, Health and Medical Sciences (1996)

BA, UC Berkeley, Linguistics (1991)

Honors & 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)

Administrative Appointments

E3 Unit Based Medical Director, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics, 2008

Director, Community Partnerships Program, Stanford Cancer Institute, 2010

What factors influence minority use of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers?
Huang, L. C., Ma, Y., Ngo, J. V., & Rhoads, K. F. (2014). What factors influence minority use of National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers?. Cancer, 120(3), 399-407.

Adequacy of lymph node examination in colorectal surgery: contribution of the hospital versus the surgeon.
Rhoads, K. F., Ackerson, L. K., Ngo, J. V., Gray-Hazard, F. K., Subramanian, S. V., & Dudley, R. A. (2013). Adequacy of lymph node examination in colorectal surgery: contribution of the hospital versus the surgeon. Medical care, 51(12), 1055-1062.

Do Hospitals that Serve a High Percentage of Medicaid Patients Perform Well on Evidence-based Guidelines for Colon Cancer Care?
Rhoads, K. F., Ngo, J. V., Ma, Y., Huang, L., Welton, M. L., & Dudley, R. A. (2013). Do Hospitals that Serve a High Percentage of Medicaid Patients Perform Well on Evidence-based Guidelines for Colon Cancer Care?. Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 24(3), 1180-1193.

Age and Genetics: How Do Prognostic Factors at Diagnosis Explain Disparities in Acute Myeloid Leukemia?
Patel, M. I., Ma, Y., Mitchell, B. S., & Rhoads, K. F. (2013). Age and Genetics: How Do Prognostic Factors at Diagnosis Explain Disparities in Acute Myeloid Leukemia?. American journal of clinical oncology.

Understanding disparities in leukemia: a national study
Patel, M. I., Ma, Y., Mitchell, B. S., & Rhoads, K. F. (2012). Understanding disparities in leukemia: a national study. CANCER CAUSES & CONTROL, 23(11), 1831-1837.

Racial and ethnic differences in lymph node examination after colon cancer resection do not completely explain disparities in mortality
Rhoads, K. F., Cullen, J., Ngo, J. V., & Wren, S. M. (2012). Racial and ethnic differences in lymph node examination after colon cancer resection do not completely explain disparities in mortality. CANCER, 118(2), 469-477.

Understanding Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment and Outcomes
Morris, A. M., Rhoads, K. F., Stain, S. C., & Birkmeyer, J. D. (2010). Understanding Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment and Outcomes. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, 211(1), 105-113.

Quality of colon cancer outcomes in hospitals with a high percentage of Medicaid patients
Rhoads, K. F., Ackerson, L. K., Jha, A. K., & Dudley, R. A. (2008). Quality of colon cancer outcomes in hospitals with a high percentage of Medicaid patients. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, 207(2), 197-204.

Understanding the reliability of american college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program as a quality comparator.
Rhoads, K. F., & Wren, S. M. (2014). Understanding the reliability of american college of surgeons national surgical quality improvement program as a quality comparator. JAMA surgery, 149(5), 474-?.

Improving the accuracy of prolapse and incontinence procedure epidemiology by utilizing both inpatient and outpatient data
Elliott, C. S., Rhoads, K. F., Comiter, C. V., Chen, B., & Sokol, E. R. (2013). Improving the accuracy of prolapse and incontinence procedure epidemiology by utilizing both inpatient and outpatient data. INTERNATIONAL UROGYNECOLOGY JOURNAL, 24(11), 1939-1946.

Predictors of postoperative urinary retention after colorectal surgery.
Kin, C., Rhoads, K. F., Jalali, M., Shelton, A. A., & Welton, M. L. (2013). Predictors of postoperative urinary retention after colorectal surgery. Diseases of the colon & rectum, 56(6), 738-746.

Seventh Edition (2010) of the AJCC/UICC Staging System for Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Is there Room for Improvement?
Patel, M. I., Rhoads, K. F., Ma, Y., Ford, J. M., Visser, B. C., & Poultsides, G. A. (2013). Seventh Edition (2010) of the AJCC/UICC Staging System for Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Is there Room for Improvement?. ANNALS OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, 20(5), 1631-1638.

The influence of intern home call on objectively measured perioperative outcomes.
Kastenberg, Z. J., Rhoads, K. F., Melcher, M. L., & Wren, S. M. (2013). The influence of intern home call on objectively measured perioperative outcomes. JAMA surgery, 148(4), 347-351.

Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery: Identifying Areas for Quality Improvement Efforts.
Hernandez-Boussard, T., McDonald, K. M., Rhoads, K. F., & Curtin, C. M. (2013). Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery: Identifying Areas for Quality Improvement Efforts. Annals of plastic surgery.

Surgical Site Infection: Is It Time to Change Our Expectations?
Rhoads, K. F. (2013). Surgical Site Infection: Is It Time to Change Our Expectations?. JAMA surgery.

Failure to comply with NCCN guidelines for the management of pancreatic cancer compromises outcomes
Visser, B. C., Ma, Y., Zak, Y., Poultsides, G. A., Norton, J. A., & Rhoads, K. F. (2012). Failure to comply with NCCN guidelines for the management of pancreatic cancer compromises outcomes. HPB, 14(8), 539-547.

Predictors of Surgical Intervention for Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Zak, Y., Rhoads, K. F., & Visser, B. C. (2011). Predictors of Surgical Intervention for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. ARCHIVES OF SURGERY, 146(7), 778-784.

Variation in the Quality of Surgical Care for Uterovaginal Prolapse
Rhoads, K. F., & Sokol, E. R. (2011). Variation in the Quality of Surgical Care for Uterovaginal Prolapse. MEDICAL CARE, 49(1), 46-51.

Performance Measurement, Public Reporting, and Pay-for-Performance
Rhoads, K. F., Konety, B. M., & Dudley, R. A. (2009). Performance Measurement, Public Reporting, and Pay-for-Performance. UROLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 36(1), 37-?.

A role for Hox A5 in regulating angiogenesis and vascular patterning.
Rhoads, K., Arderiu, G., Charboneau, A., Hansen, S. L., Hoffman, W., & Boudreau, N. (2005). A role for Hox A5 in regulating angiogenesis and vascular patterning. Lymphatic research and biology, 3(4), 240-252.

Cholelithiasis and perforated gallbladder in an infant
Rhoads, K., Snyder, J., & LEE, H. (2002). Cholelithiasis and perforated gallbladder in an infant. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, 37(9), 1374-1375.

Breast Cancer Beliefs and Behaviors at the San Francisco General Hospital.
Rhoads, K. F., Luce, J. A., & Knudson, M. M. (2000). Breast Cancer Beliefs and Behaviors at the San Francisco General Hospital. The breast journal, 6(1), 20-26.

The health status of women of color.
Felder, K. (1996). The health status of women of color. Journal of the American Medical Women's Association (1972), 51(4), 171-?.