Biography & Education

"Amid this high tech and fast paced world of medicine, my greatest satisfaction comes from working with patients one-on-one to help them gain insight to their illness and then together develop a treatment plan that meets their individual needs."
- Mark Whiteford, M.D.

Other activities:
  • Affiliate associate professor, Oregon Health & Science University
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons:  Quality Assessment and Safety Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Self-Assessment Committee

Invited faculty to national laparoscopic teaching seminars:

  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Clinical research:
  • Laparoscopic, (minimally invasive) surgery for colorectal disease
  • TEM, transanal endoscopic microsurgery
  • Colonoscopy – diagnostic and therapeutic

Dr. Whiteford is associated with Providence Cancer Center.

See a list of Dr. Whiteford's publications.


Areas of expertise

colon and rectal surgery; oncology:surgical; gastrointestinal surgery; laparoscopic surgery

  • Bachelor of science, Washington & Lee University, 1987
  • M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1991
  • Internship and Residency, general surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, 1991-1998
  • Fellowship, colon and rectal surgery, Washington University, St. Louis; Barnes-Jewish Hospital, 1999

Board Certified
American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery
American Board of Surgery

Care Locations

Providence Portland Medical Center
4805 NE Glisan, 6th Floor North Tower
Portland, OR 97213
Fax 503-215-1607
The Oregon Clinic-Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery
4805 NE Glisan St.
Suite 6N60
Portland, OR 97213
The Oregon Clinic-Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery at Gateway
1111 NE 99th Ave.
Suite 301
Portland, OR 97220
Fax 503-281-0575