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Clifford Ko, M.D.
Clifford Ko, M.D.


Colon and Rectal Surgery

General Information:



Professor, Department of Surgery
Director, UCLA Center for Surgical Outcomes and Quality
Member, JCCC Patients and Survivors Program Area


Medical Degree:
M.D., University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, 1991
M.S., UCLA, 1999 - 2001
M.S., University of Chicago, 1987 - 1989

Contact Information:

(310) 825-9425
(310) 794-7788 Information, referral, and outpatient clinic appointments - Westwood
(310) 319-4080 Information, referral, and outpatient clinic appointments - Santa Monica

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Clifford Ko's research focuses on studying quality of care, quality of life and outcomes in cancer surgery.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Lee CN, Ko CY. Beyond outcomes--the appropriateness of surgical care. JAMA. 2009 Oct 14;302(14):1580-1

Bilimoria KY, Raval MV, Bentrem DJ, Wayne JD, Balch CM, Ko CY. National assessment of melanoma care using formally developed quality indicators. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Nov 10;27(32):5445-51. Epub 2009 Oct 13.

Ganz PA, Land SR, Antonio C, Zheng P, Yothers G, Petersen L, Wickerham DL, Wolmark N, Ko CY. Cancer survivorship research: the challenge of recruiting adult long term cancer survivors from a cooperative clinical trials group. J Cancer Surviv. 2009 Sep;3(3):137-47. Epub 2009 Jun 13.

McGory ML, Shekelle PG, Ko CY. Development of quality indicators for patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery. J Natl Cancer Inst. 2006; 98(22): 1623-33.

Liu JH, Chen PW, Asch SM, Busuttil RW, Ko CY. Surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma: does it improve survival? Ann Surg Oncol. 2004; 11(3): 298-303.