Iman Ghaderi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Assistant Professor, (Clinical Scholar Track)
Program Director, ACES Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Iman Ghaderi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS

Assistant Professor, (Clinical Scholar Track)
Program Director, ACES Advanced Gastrointestinal/Minimally Invasive Surgery Clinical Fellowship
Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Iman Ghaderi, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS. is an assistant professor with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, Section of Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery.

Dr. Ghaderi received his MD from the Shahid Beheshti (formerly known as National) University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran in 1999. He earned his Masters of Science in the Division of General Surgery at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He then completed his clinical clerkship and general surgery residency training at the Western University in London, Canada. In addition, he has completed the Association of Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) program. He then went on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed a 2-year research and clinical fellowship in advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery. During this time, Dr. Ghaderi pursued an advanced degree in the Master of Health Professions Education Program at the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dr. Ghaderi’s clinical research focus is on preoperative risk reduction, the management of upper GI and bariatric patients, and outcomes of various minimally invasive foregut and bariatric procedures. With respect to academic research, over the years he has developed an interest in surgical education with focus on acquisition of surgical skills and assessment of operative performance. Dr. Ghaderi’s current research focus is on surgeon’s expertise and the cognitive aspect of learning in training of surgical residents and advanced laparoscopic and bariatric surgery fellows.

Research Interests: 

Preoperative risk reduction
Management of upper GI and bariatric patients
Outcomes of various minimally invasive foregut and bariatric procedures
Surgical education, specifically the the acquisition of surgical skills and assessment of operative performance
Surgical expertise and the cognitive aspect of learning in training surgical residents and advanced laparascopic and bariatric surgery fellows

Degrees
  • MS: McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2005
  • MD: Shahid Beheshti (National) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 1999
Residency
  • University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2006-2011
Internship
  • University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 2005-2006
Fellowship
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Clinical Instructor and Fellow, 2012-2013
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, Research Fellow, 2011-2012
  • The Association for Surgical Education, Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF), 2009-2012
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery, 2013
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, Board Certification, 2011

Select Publications

2016

Farrell, T. M., I. Ghaderi, L. E. McPhail, A. R. Alger, M. O. Meyers, and A. A. Meyer, "Measuring Patterns of Surgeon Confidence Using a Novel Assessment Tool.", Am Surg, vol. 82, issue 1, pp. 28-35, 2016 Jan. PMID: 26802851

2015

Ghaderi, I., I. Harris, Y. Soo Park, M. Ott, D. Juul, and T. Farrell, "Response to "An Addition to the Technical Skills Assessment Toolbox".", Ann Surg, 2015 Oct 1. PMID: 26445475
Ghaderi, I., F. Manji, Y. Soo Park, D. Juul, M. Ott, I. Harris, and T. M. Farrell, "Technical skills assessment toolbox: a review using the unitary framework of validity.", Ann Surg, vol. 261, issue 2, pp. 251-62, 2015 Feb. PMID: 24424150

2011

Ghaderi, I., M. Vaillancourt, G. Sroka, P. A. Kaneva, M. C. Vassiliou, I. Choy, A. Okrainec, J. F Seagull, E. Sutton, I. George, et al., "Evaluation of surgical performance during laparoscopic incisional hernia repair: a multicenter study.", Surg Endosc, vol. 25, issue 8, pp. 2555-63, 2011 Aug. PMID: 21359893
Ghaderi, I., M. Vaillancourt, G. Sroka, P. A. Kaneva, J. F Seagull, I. George, E. Sutton, A. E. Park, M. C. Vassiliou, G. M. Fried, et al., "Performance of simulated laparoscopic incisional hernia repair correlates with operating room performance.", Am J Surg, vol. 201, issue 1, pp. 40-5, 2011 Jan. PMID: 21167364