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Alodia Gabre-Kidan, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Director, Surgery Clerkship
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery


Anal Cancer, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis, Fecal Incontinence, Hemorrhoid Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Rectal Problem, Ulcerative Colitis more

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Johns Hopkins Health Care – Odenton

Appointment Phone: 443-997-1508
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Phone: 443-997-1508 | Fax: 410-874-1301

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Alodia Gabre-Kidan, M.D., M.P.H., is a colorectal surgeon practicing at Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Gabre-Kidan performs a variety of surgical procedures, including minimally invasive options.

Dr. Gabre-Kidan earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a masters of public health degree from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She completed general surgery residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia Campus and a colorectal surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Florida. more


  • Director, Surgery Clerkship
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery - Ravitch Colorectal Division

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2010)


  • General Surgery; New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (2013)
  • General Surgery; New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center (2016)


  • Colorectal Surgery; Cleveland Clinic Florida (2017)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery (Colon & Rectal) (2019)
  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Esemuede, I; Gabre-Kidan, A; Fowler, D; Kiran, RP. “Risk of Readmission after Laparoscopic versus Open Colorectal Surgery.” Int J Colorectal Disease 2015 Nov; 30(11):1489-1494. 

Salazar JH, Gabre-Kidan A, Ortega G, Scorpio D, Oldenburg G, Custis H, Ruben D, Albano M, Choo SS, Rhee DS, Fulton WB, Wang Q, Papandria D, Crino JP, Abdullah F.  "Extracorporeal Fetal Support:  A New Animal Model with Preservation of the Placenta." J Pediatr Surg 2014 Oct; 49(10):1441-1445. 

Abdullah F, Gabre-Kidan A, Zhang, Y, Sharpe L, Chang  D. “A Report of 2,087,915 Surgical Admissions in U.S. Children: Inpatient Mortality Rates by Procedure and Specialty.” Worl J Surg. 2009 Dec; 33(12): 2714-21.

Abdullah F, Zhang, Y, Camp M, Mukherjee D, Gabre-Kidan A, Sharpe L, Colombani  P, Chang, D. “Necrotizing Enterocolitis in 20,822 US Infants: Analysis of Medical & Surgical Treatments”. Clin Pediatr. 2010 Mar; 49 (2): 166-71. 

Camp M., Zhang,Y, Chang  D, Arnold M, Sharpe L, Gabre-Kidan A, Bathurst M, Abdullah F.  “Provider Density and Health System Facility Factors and their relationship to rates of Pediatric Perforated Appendicitis in US Counties.” Arch Surg. 2010 Dec; 145 (12):1139-44. 

Activities & Honors


  • Outstanding Resident/Fellow Teacher, Florida Atlantic University, 2016
  • Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery, Columbia University Department of Surgery, 2015
  • Startup Grant Award: Use of Ultrasound and MRI in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis, Columbia University Department of Surgery, 2011
  • Katz Fellowship in Thoracic Surgery, Sub-Internship in the Department of Thoracic Surgery, Johns Hopkins, 2009
  • Minority Health International Research Training Program (MHIRT) Fellow, National Institutes of Health/Fogarty International Center
  • Board of Advisors Medical Scholar: Full tuition scholarship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006
  • Exceptional Research Opportunities Program (EXROP) Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2004
  • Undergraduate Minority Fellow, National Institutes of Health, 2003

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Lectures and Presentations

  • Operative Outcomes of Rectal Cancer in Octogenarians and Nonagenarians
    Poster Presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Washington
  • Inpatient Hospital Readmission Based on Discharge Destination after Colorectal Surgery
    Poster Presentation, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
  • Analysis of 30-Day Mortality after Elective Colorectal Surgery
    Poster Presentation, San Francisco, California
    American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress
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