Dr. Mark Whiteford, MD

Dr. Mark Whiteford, MD

General Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Mark Whiteford, MD is a general surgery specialist in Portland, OR and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from University Of Maryland School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery.Read his story

4805 NE Glisan St # 6N60

Portland, OR 97213

Contact Information

(503) 281-0561

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MultiPlan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Anal Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Anal and Rectal Cancer
more than 85% of peers
Anal or Rectal Pain
more than 78% of peers

Dr. Whiteford's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Whiteford's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Whiteford "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."


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2  Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Colon & Rectal Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Colon & Rectal Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

25  Conditions Treated

32  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anoscopy With Removal of Anal Tumor
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Colectomy
  • Colectomy and Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Cyst Incision and Drainage
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Laparoscopic Abdominoperineal Resection of the Rectum With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Sigmoidectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Paracentesis
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Proctosigmoidopexy With Robotic Assistance
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Sphincterotomy


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Oregon.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Washington And Lee University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whiteford has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whiteford's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whiteford to family and friends
20 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Whiteford's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

My wife and I can’t thank Dr. Whiteford enough. She has been lucky enough to become a patient of his to treat a prolonged and frustrating situation. He impressed us within minutes of meeting with him. He listened, cared, and genuinely seems to be doing all he can to help her get through the...more
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Hi Brian, thank you for your nice review. We are so glad that your wife has been well cared for by Dr. Whiteford. We will pass along your kind words. Best wishes. -The Oregon Clinic

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Best doctor ever. He knows how to put you at ease and keep your head up when faced with a scary situation. He explains everything and takes his time answering all questions. Very personable, a true people person. I would hands down recommend him to any of my friends or family.
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Not helpful. Have fissure, went to him for treatment after dealing with the fissure on and off again for years. Pretty much tells me he can't do anything for me. He didn't console me when I was upset bc little did he know or care thay it was affecting me to the point where I was suicidal. He told...more
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