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Kamana Mbekeani, MD, General Surgery, Hines, IL, Minneapolis VA Medical Center


General Surgery Hines, IL

Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Associate Chair, Education Affairs Department of Surgery University of Illinois College of Medicine-Rockford Rockford, IL Physician, Tele Intensivist. Department of Veterans Affairs Tele- Critical Care (West).

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Education & Training

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
    Loyola University Chicago School of LawM.J., Jurisprudence in Health Law, 2009
  • Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of Business
    Loyola University Chicago Graduate School of BusinessM.B.A., Business Administration, 2005
  • Cook County Health and Hospitals System
    Cook County Health and Hospitals SystemFellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 2001 - 2002
  • Illinois Masonic Medical Center
    Illinois Masonic Medical CenterFellowship, Trauma & Critical Care Surgery, 1993 - 1994
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at ChicagoResidency, Surgery, 1988 - 1993
  • Meharry Medical College
    Meharry Medical CollegeClass of 1988
  • Tennessee State University
    Tennessee State UniversityB.S., Chemistry, Distinction, 1984
  • University of Malawi( Chancellor College)
    University of Malawi( Chancellor College)General Degree, Chemistry , 1978 - 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 1988 - 2026
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2013 - 2025
  • WI State Medical License
    WI State Medical License 2021 - 2025
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CALI Award in Health Law Loyola University School of Law, 2008
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society 1988
  • William B Settle Award in Pediatrics Meharry Medical College, 1988
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Publications & Presentations



  • Perioperative Myocardial Infarction Can Be Predicted by Perioperative Electrocardiography.
    Appavu SK, Haley TR, Mbekeani K, Khorasani A, and Patel SR, 21st International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine, Brussels, Belgium, 3/20/2003
  • Low Perioperative blood pressure is a risk factor for Perioperative myocardial infarction.
    Appavu SK, Haley TR, Khorasani A, Patel SR, and Mbekeani K, Chest (October Supplement): 68th Annual International scientific Assembly of the American College of Chest Physician, San Diego, CA, 10/1/2002
  • Is peripheral vascular disease a predictor of Perioperative myocardial infarction?
    Appavu SK, Haley TR, Khorasani A, Patel SR, and Mbekeani K, Intensive Care Medicine 2002 Supplement ; 15th Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Barcelona, Spain, 1/1/2002


  • Fundamentals of Critical Care Medicine 
    Blantyre, Malawi - 4/1/2005
  • The Color of Medicine; Diversity in the US Physician Workforce. Diversity Management in the work place, 
    Loyola University Graduate school of Business, Chicago, IL - 4/1/2004
  • Business Plan for Health Care services Billing, Proviso East School Based Health Center. 
    Loyola University Graduate School of Business, Chicago, IL - 4/1/2004
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  • Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986, Pub. L. 99-660 – Can The National Practitioners Data Bank Protect The Public From “Bad Physicians” While Preserving Physic... 
    Mbekeani K
    Loyola University Chicago-School of Law - 4/23/2009

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