Dr. Kamran Idrees specializes in treating peritoneal mesothelioma patients at Vanderbilt University. He developed the institution’s Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program.

About Dr. Kamran Idrees

Dr. Kamran Idrees is a surgical oncologist at Vanderbilt University. He also serves as an Assistant Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Idrees has experience in treating peritoneal surface malignancies, like peritoneal mesothelioma. He is actively involved in researching and improving treatments for these types of cancers.

  • Medical Degree and Residency

    MD from the Aga Khan University Medical College located in Karachi, Pakistan. Dr. Idrees completed a residency in General Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Birmingham, AL.

  • Professorship

    Today, Dr. Kamran Idrees is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. He also serves as the Director of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program at the institution.

During a fellowship Dr. Idrees completed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, he trained in performing hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). He also completed a surgical oncology research fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York that expanded his knowledge of peritoneal malignancies.

Dr. Kamran’s Accomplishments

  • Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Recipient of an NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award
  • Director of Vanderbilt’s Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program
  • Developed a comprehensive HIPEC program for peritoneal surface malignancies at Vanderbilt
  • Only surgeon in Tennessee that is a member of the American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancy

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Dr. Idrees specializes in treating peritoneal mesothelioma with HIPEC. For his patients, he develops a multidisciplinary approach at treating their disease. Our patient advocates can help you set up an appointment with Dr. Idrees.

Why Choose Dr. Kamran Idrees?
  • He is recognized for offering HIPEC as a form of treatment to his patients.
  • He takes a multidisciplinary approach to treating peritoneal mesothelioma.
  • Vanderbilt University recruited him to help develop their HIPEC program.
  • He is active in researching and finding cures for peritoneal malignancies.




Treating Peritoneal Mesothelioma at Vanderbilt

Dr. Kamran Idrees was recruited by Vanderbilt University to lead and help expand the institution’s Peritoneal Surface Malignancy and HIPEC programs. He has helped develop a multidisciplinary approach to treating patients that have peritoneal surface malignancies, including malignant mesothelioma.

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) allows a surgeon to place heated chemotherapy directly to a mesothelioma patient’s disease. During HIPEC, chemotherapy is continuously circulated in the patient’s abdomen. This hot chemotherapy kills any remaining mesothelioma cancer cells that may have been left behind after surgery.

“Heat improves the ability of organs to absorb the chemotherapy,” states the Vanderbilt Health website.

Aside from his practice of HIPEC, Dr. Kamran Idrees is also recognized for performing laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgeries. Many mesothelioma warriors from Tennessee and around the country seek Dr. Kamran Idrees for his experience and surgical expertise.