Department Colorectal Surgery
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Anorectal Fistula Treatment
  • Anorectal Surgery
  • Cancer Center
  • Clinical Trials
  • Colectomy
  • Colon And Rectal Surgical Procedures
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Research
  • Colorectal Surgery
  • Consultation for Complicated Colon and Rectal Disease
  • Fecal Diversion
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Hemorrhoidectomy
  • Laparoscopic Abdominal Perineal Resection
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Pediatric Total Abdominal Colectomy
  • Polypectomy
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rubber Band Ligation Of Hemorrhoids
  • Sphincter Sparing Surgery
  • Surgery For Crohn's Disease
  • Surgery for Desmoid Tumors
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Abscesses
  • Anal Cancer
  • Anal Fissures
  • Anal Fistula
  • Cancer
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colonic Neoplasia
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Desmoid Disease
  • Desmoid Tumor
  • Diverticulosis
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fissure
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hereditary Non Polyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Bowel Cancer
  • Lynch Syndrome
  • Rectal Abscess
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Prolapse
  • Small Bowel Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
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About Matthew Kalady, MD

Matthew Kalady, MD, is a Professor of Surgery and Staff Surgeon in the Department of Colorectal Surgery at Cleveland Clinic. He is the Director of the Sanford R. Weiss, MD, Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia, and also the Co-Director of the Cleveland Clinic Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Program. He is the Primary Investigator for the NIH-funded Colorectal Cancer Translational Science Laboratory and has joint appointments in the Cancer Biology Department (Lerner Research Institute), the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (Lerner Research Institute), and the Taussig Cancer Institute at Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Kalady holds the James Church, MD, and Edward J. Bartolo, Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery. He is on the editorial boards of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, and Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Kalady has a clinical and scientific interest in the causes and treatment of colorectal cancer, including hereditary colorectal cancer syndromes, and is certified by the American Board of Colorectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Colorectal Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Internship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA

Medical School - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC USA

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Surgery
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery

Specialty Interests

rectal cancer, colon cancer, cancer and polyps of the colon and rectum, carcinoma of the colon, carcinoma of the rectum, carcinoma of the small bowel and large bowel, colon and rectal cancer, colon and rectal surgery, Colon Cancer, colonic neoplasia, Colorectal Cancer, colorectal cancer research, colorectal surgery, diverticulitis, familial inherited colorectal cancer, hereditary polyposis and nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, Lynch syndrome, Laparoscopic Surgery, surgery for Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis, Ulcerative Colitis

Awards & Honors

  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting, Best Rectal Cancer Podium Presentation Award, 2011
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Meeting Research Forum Award, 2011 
  • New England Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Award, 2010
  • Krause-Lieberman Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery, 2010
  • The Harry E. Bacon Foundation Award, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2009
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons International Traveling Fellow Award, 2009
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Career Development Award, 2007-2009
  • The Harry E. Bacon Foundation Award, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, 2007
  • The George and Grace Crile Traveling Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, 2006
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/4/2017, Dr. Kalady has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

138 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

Dr. Kalady is my surgeon and I would recommend him with no hesitation.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

dr kalady and his team (Gina and Lisa LaGuardia) are exceptional people who strive to give the best attention to detail as possible. they're an asset to the Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

I was very pleased with Dr. Kalady's superior care and advice.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

Dr. Kalady was available to meet with me before my appointment time. I very satisfied with Dr. Kalady's professionalism.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2018

Cares for his patients, very knowledgeable excellent! *Dr. Kalady was great & wanted/executed what was in my best interest.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

The determination was made to return for an out-patient, minor surgical procedure, and Dr. Kalady's "scheduler" did an excellent job in providing detailed information, answering all of my questions.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Kalady was very open to comments and questions and seemed receptive to the psych evaluation. I feel much less anxious now that he is willing to take any steps he can to help make reconnection possible, and Gina has been very informative in middle-managing my records to make sure things get done the way Dr. Kalady requests. I trust my surgeon and Gina and the stoma nurses implicitly.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Kalady is a top notch medical provider and surgeon. I would not want another provider to conduct my surgery.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2017

Professional, skilled, knowledgeable. Confident, reassuring.

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