Dr. Kiran received his medical degree from and completed surgical training at Osmania Medical College in Hyderabad, India, and received advanced training in colorectal surgery in the United Kingdom. He completed his general surgery residency at Yale-Saint Mary’s Hospital and Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and fellowship training in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in surgery and in colon and rectal surgery from the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS) and is a fellow of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Glasgow.
The author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, Dr. Kiran is also an editor and reviewer for numerous prominent journals and textbooks. As a student and physician, he has earned several distinctions, including the National Merit Scholarship and Gold Medals during his medical education and surgical training in India, Resident Researcher of the Year during surgical residency, Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in 2011, and the ASCRS Travelling Fellow Award in 2012, and was voted to the list of Best Doctors in Cleveland.
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MD, Osmania Medical College (India)
1989 Osmania Medical College
Internship: Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center - NY
Residency: St Mary's Hospital
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Dr. Kiran has published more than 250 journal articles and abstracts, has contributed to textbooks, courses and conferences and is an editor and reviewer for numerous prominent journals. A selection of Dr. Kiran’s recent publications is provided below.
Kiran RP, Fazio VW. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Surgical Management. In Fecal and Urinary Diversions: Management Principles. Mosby.
Kiran RP, Fazio VW. Anorectal abscess. Current Therapy in Colon and Rectal Surgery, 2nd Edition. Elsevier Science.
Kiran RP, Fazio VW, Zhang R. Surgery for ulcerative colitis. Inflammatory Bowel Disease, edited by Stephen Targan, Fergus Shanahan and Loren Karp, Blackwell Publishing Ltd (in press).
Kiran RP, Wu J, Fazio VW. Continent Ileostomy (in press). Pouch Complications. In Complexities in Colorectal Surgery: Decision-Making and Management, Springer Ltd (in press).
Kenneth A. Forde Professor of Surgery (in Epidemiology)
New York Magazine's Top Doctors, 2016
Best Doctors in Cleveland, 2012
ASCRS Traveling Fellow, 2012
Teacher of the Year in Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic, 2011
Resident researcher of the year, 2005-2006
Resident teacher of the year, 2003-2004
Research degree in Evidence Based Medicine from Oxford in the United Kingdom
Surgical fellowships from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons, England, and Glasgow