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Clifford S Cho, MD

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(608) 262-2025

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

(608) 252-0913

Clifford S Cho, MD

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of GI Surgical Oncology
Division of General Surgery


  • MD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 1997
  • Internship and Residency in General Surgery, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1997-2004
  • Research Fellowship in Transplantation Immunology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, 1999-2001
  • Surgical Oncology Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2004-2006
  • Chief Administrative Fellowship, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2005-2006

Research Interests

Dr. Cho conducts basic scientific research in the area of tumor immunology, investigating mechanisms by which tumors evade the host immune response.

Dr. Cho's Lab

Active Clinical Trials
  • A Phase III Study of Chemotherapy and Chemoradiotherapy With or Without HyperAcute┬«-Pancreas (Algenpantucel-L) Immunotherapy in Subjects With Surgically Resected Pancreatic Cancer
    Principal Investigator(s): Clifford S Cho, MD
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ NCT01072981]
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Recent Publications
  • Utility of the Proximal Margin Frozen Section for Resection of Gastric Adenocarcinoma: A 7-Institution Study of the US Gastric Cancer Collaborative.
    Squires MH, Kooby DA, Pawlik TM, Weber SM, Poultsides G, Schmidt C, Votanopoulos K, Fields RC, Ejaz A, Acher AW, Worhunsky DJ, Saunders N, Jin LX, Levine E, Cho CS, Bloomston M, Winslow E, Cardona K, Staley CA, Maithel SK
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2014 Jul 22.
    [PubMed ID: 25047464]
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  • Perioperative Blood Transfusion Is Associated with Decreased Survival in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy for Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma: a Multi-institutional Study.
    Sutton JM, Kooby DA, Wilson GC, Squires MH, Hanseman DJ, Maithel SK, Bentrem DJ, Weber SM, Cho CS, Winslow ER, Scoggins CR, Martin RC, Kim HJ, Baker JJ, Merchant NB, Parikh AA, Abbott DE, Edwards MJ, Ahmad SA
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2014 Jun 19.
    [PubMed ID: 24944151]
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  • A Multi-institutional Analysis of Open Versus Minimally-Invasive Surgery for Gastric Adenocarcinoma: Results of the US Gastric Cancer Collaborative.
    Spolverato G, Kim Y, Ejaz A, Valero V, Squires MH, Poultsides G, Fields RC, Bloomston M, Weber SM, Acher AW, Votanopoulos K, Schmidt C, Cho CS, Maithel SK, Pawlik TM
    J. Gastrointest. Surg. 2014 Jun 10.
    [PubMed ID: 24912915]
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  • Impact of External-Beam Radiation Therapy on Outcomes Among Patients with Resected Gastric Cancer: A Multi-institutional Analysis.
    Ejaz A, Spolverato G, Kim Y, Squires MH, Poultsides G, Fields R, Bloomston M, Weber SM, Votanopoulos K, Worhunsky DJ, Swords D, Jin LX, Schmidt C, Acher AW, Saunders N, Cho CS, Herman JM, Maithel SK, Pawlik TM
    Ann. Surg. Oncol. 2014 May 21.
    [PubMed ID: 24845728]
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  • Reply to letter: "the impact of intraoperative and postoperative interventions on pancreatic fistula after left pancreatectomy".
    Cho CS
    Ann. Surg. 2014 Apr; 259(4):e61.
    [PubMed ID: 24263332]
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