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, surgical oncology, 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

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