Dr. Bilimoria is a board-certified surgical oncologist and researcher at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is the Vice Chair for Quality and on the faculty in the Department of Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine of Northwestern University.
Dr. Bilimoria obtained his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He also obtained a Master’s degree in outcomes research from Northwestern. Dr. Bilimoria was a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health and at the American College of Surgeons. He completed his General Surgery residency training at Northwestern. To earn advanced training in treating patient with cancer, he then went on to a prestigious Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
Dr. Bilimoria’s clinical practice focuses on patients with melanoma and skin cancers, sarcoma and soft tissue cancers, and breast cancer. He is known to take a great deal of time with his patients to educate them about their diagnosis and discuss treatment options. He consistently receives high marks from patients and referring providers.
He is particularly focused on patients with complex melanoma, and he has introduced two novel procedures at Northwestern. First, he developed an isolated limb infusion program for patients with in-transit melanoma, and Northwestern is the only hospital in the area to offer this complex procedure. In addition, Dr. Bilimoria introduced minimally invasive inguinal lymphadenectomy for melanoma, an innovative procedure offered at only about 10 centers in the U.S. He is on the American Joint Committee on Cancer Task Force for Melanoma. He also has a research focus in melanoma and has published more than 170 scientific articles.
At Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Bilimoria serves as the Medical Director of Surgical Quality and is the Chair of the Surgical Oversight and Quality Committee. Dr. Bilimoria is also the Director of the Surgical Outcomes and Quality Improvement Center of Northwestern University (SOQIC) and co-Director of the Northwestern Institute for Comparative Effectiveness Research in Oncology (NICER Onc). His research has focused on examining and improving the delivery and quality of healthcare for surgical and oncology patients. He has published more than 170 scientific articles, commentaries, and book chapters. He is the Principal Investigator on multiple major trials and research initiatives Dr. Bilimoria’s research is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American Cancer Society, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the American College of Surgeons, the American Board of Surgery, and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.
Dr. Bilimoria is an active member and leader in many national surgical and oncology societies including the American College Surgeons, the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the Commission on Cancer, the American Joint Committee on Cancer (Executive Board member), and the Surgical Outcomes Club (President elect). He also serves on several national advisory committees.