Mark Whiteford, MD, FACS, FASCRS

503-281-0561
Areas of Focus: 
Laparoscopic Treatment of Colon and Rectal Diseases
Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer and Polyps
Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Diverticulitis
Minimally Invasive & Sphincter Sparing Rectal Surgery
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 an Affiliate Professor of Surgery at OHSU.

Dr. Whiteford is an innovator and renowned expert in minimally invasive colorectal surgery including laparoscopic surgery and transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM, TAMIS). He is a sought-out teacher and lecturer, receiving invitations from the American College of Surgeons, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and has lectured in over a dozen countries worldwide. Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME), the newest form of rectal cancer surgery, was founded on research and clinical innovation at The Oregon Clinic Gastrointestinal and Minimally Invasive Surgery division. (http://www.tfsie.org/colorectal-surgery.html)

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Laparoscopic Treatment of Colon and Rectal Diseases
Surgery for Colon and Rectal Cancer and Polyps
Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's Disease, and Diverticulitis
Minimally Invasive & Sphincter Sparing Rectal Surgery
Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM)
Anal Abscess, Fistula, and Fissures
Anal Dysplasia and Cancer

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.

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • General Surgery
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1999
  • Internship and Residency, General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1998
  • MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1991
  • BS, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, 1987
Leadership: 
  • Medical Director, Colorectal Surgery Program, Providence Portland Medical Center and Anal Dysplasia Clinic
Honors: 
  • Former President, Portland Surgical Society
  • Recipient of the Society of the Alimentary Tract Traveling Fellowship in Surgical Endoscopy, 2007
  • Recipient of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Traveling Fellowship, 2008
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2005 - 2016, 2018
  • Marquis, "Who's Who in America," 2010
  • Best Doctors in America Recognition
  • Department of Surgery Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, Maricopa Integrated Health System
  • Department of Surgery Teaching Award, Oregon Health & Science University
Volunteer Activities: 
  • Coach, Youth Lacrosse 2012 - Present
  • Providence Portland Medical Center Operating Room Governance Committee, Credentialing Committee, Cancer Center Governance Council
Other Activities: 
  • Affiliate Professor of Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Teaching Faculty, Maricopa Medical Center General Surgery Training Program
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (FASCRS)
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • International Society of Digestive Surgery
  • Member, Northwest Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons

News

Recent Articles:

America Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of which Dr. Whiteford is a member awarded rectal cancer survivor Doug Dallmann the 2017 Local Hero Award. Read full article here.