Health Services Research Centers in Departments of Surgery

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University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Cincinnati Research on Outcomes and Safety in Surgery (CROSS)

Director: Shimul A. Shah, MD, MHCM

Johns Hopkins University
Department of Neurosurgery Center
Patient Report Outcomes, Comparative Effectiveness and Surgical Safety (PROCESS)

Director: Debraj Mukherjee, MD, MPH


University of Colorado
Surgical Outcomes and Applied Research (SOAR)

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Surgical Director: Robert A. Meguid, MD, MPH
Research Director: Kathryn Colborn, PhD


Nebraska Medical Center
Center for Advanced Surgical Technology (CAST)

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Director: Dmitry Oleynikov, MD

Michigan Medicine
Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP)
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Director: Jennifer Waljee, MD, MPH, MS

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Indiana University
Center for Outcomes Research in Surgery
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Director: Teresa Bell, PhD

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University of Pennsylvania
Center for Surgery and Health Economics
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Director: Rachel Kelz, MD

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Brigham & Women's Hospital
Center for Surgery and Public Health
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Director: Zara Cooper, MD

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The Ohio State University
Center for Surgical Assessment, Research and Policy (SHARP)
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Director: Heena Santry, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Center for Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
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Directors: David Penson, MD & Daniel Barocas, MD

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The University of Texas
Center for Surgical Trial and Evidence-based Practice (C-STEP)
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Director: Kevin Lally, MD & Lillian Kao, MD

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Center for the Evaluation of Surgical Care
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Director: Philip Goodney, MD, MS

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Massachusetts General Hospital
Codman Center for Clinical Effectiveness in Surgery
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Director: Matthew Hutter, MD, MPH

Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic Surgical Outcomes Program in the Kern Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery
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Director: Elizabeth Habermann, PhD

McGill University
McGill Centre for Improvement of Surgical Outcomes (CISO, Montreal Canada)

Director: Julio Fiore, PhD & Liane Feldman, MD

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University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Surgical Outcomes Research Center
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Director: Matthew R. Rosengart, MD, MPH

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Baylor College of Medicine
Surgical Health services Academy for Research and Education (SHARE)
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Director: Barbara W. Trautner, MD, PhD


Stanford University
Surgery Policy Improvement Research & Education (S-SPIRE)
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Director: Arden M. Morris, MD, MPH

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Duke University
Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES)
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Director: Chuck Scales, MD

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Northwestern University
Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center (SOQIC) at Northwestern Medicine
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Director: Karl Bilimoria, MD

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University of Washington
Surgical Outcomes Research Center (SORCE)
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Directors: David Flum, MD & Erika Wolff, MD

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Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Center for Surgical Outcomes (CSOR)
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Directors: Katherine Deans, MD & Peter Minneci, MD


The Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN)
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Directors: David Flum, MD & Larry Kessler, MD

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University of Utah
Utah Intervention Quality & Implementation Research (U-INQUIRE)
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Directors: Benjamin Brooke, MD, PhD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center for Colorectal Research
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Directors: Alexander Hawkins, MD

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University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR)
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Director: Corrine Voils,PhD
Associate Director: David Francis, MD, MS