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Clifford S Cho, MD, FACS

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(608) 262-2025

MADISON, WI 53792-3284

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Clifford S Cho, MD, FACS

Associate Professor
Chief, Section of 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, FACS
    Status: Active, not recruiting
    [ NCT01072981]
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Recent Publications
  • Value of intraoperative neck margin analysis during whipple for pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a multicenter analysis of 1399 patients.
    Kooby DA, Lad NL, Squires MH, Maithel SK, Sarmiento JM, Staley CA, Adsay NV, El-Rayes BF, Weber SM, Winslow ER, Cho CS, Zavala KA, Bentrem DJ, Knab M, Ahmad SA, Abbott DE, Sutton JM, Kim HJ, Yeh JJ, Aufforth R, Scoggins CR, Martin RC, Parikh AA, Robinson J, Hashim YM, Fields RC, Hawkins WG, Merchant NB
    Ann. Surg. 2014 Sep; 260(3):494-501; discussion 501-3.
    [PubMed ID: 25115425]
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  • 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 Sep; 18(9):1575-87.
    [PubMed ID: 24944151]
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  • The Effect of Preoperative Renal Insufficiency on Postoperative Outcomes after Major Hepatectomy: A Multi-Institutional Analysis of 1,170┬áPatients.
    Squires MH, Lad NL, Fisher SB, Kooby DA, Weber SM, Brinkman A, Scoggins CR, Egger ME, Cardona K, Cho CS, Martin RC, Russell MC, Winslow E, Staley CA, Maithel SK
    J. Am. Coll. Surg. 2014 Jun 19.
    [PubMed ID: 25260685]
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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 Sep; 18(9):1563-74.
    [PubMed ID: 24912915]
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