Mark Whiteford, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Gastrointestinal & Minimally Invasive Surgery
(503) 281-0561
Areas of Focus: 
Anal Fissures
Anal Fistulas
Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus
Colonoscopy
Diverticulitis
Hemorrhoids (Non-surgical Treatment)
Laparoscopic Treatment of Colon and Rectal Diseases
Sphincter Sparing Rectal Surgery
Surgery for ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)

About Me

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, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Dr. Whiteford graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and later completed his general surgery internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Whiteford finished his fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. He brings The Oregon Clinic - Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery (GMIS) several honors and awards, and was the 2007 recipient of the Society of the Alimentary Tract Traveling Fellowship in Surgical Endoscopy. He was also inducted in the Marquis Who's Who in America publication in 2010. Dr. Whiteford is the Clinical Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and is a member of many organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, and the Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Specialties: 

Dr. Mark Whiteford specializes in the treatment of hemorrhoids through Northwest Hemorrhoid Center - A Service of The Oregon Clinic. Click here to learn more about this service.

Board Certified: 
General Surgery
Colon & Rectal Surgery

Education & Honors

Education & Training: 
  • B.S., Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1987
  • M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1991
  • General Surgery Internship & Residency, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1991-1998
  • Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1999
Honors: 
  • Former President, Portland Surgical Society
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2005
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2006
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2007
  • Recipient of the Society of the Alimentary Tract Traveling Fellowship in Surgical Endoscopy, 2007
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2008
  • Recipient of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Traveling Fellowship, 2008
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2009
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2010
  • Marquis, "Who's Who in America," 2010
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2013
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2014
Other Activities: 
Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery Program, Providence Portland Medical Center
Clinical Associate Professor, Oregon Health & Science University
Member, American College of Surgeons
Member, Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Member, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Quality Assessment and Safety Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Public Relations Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
Self-Assessment Committee, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons