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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional 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 Education - Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC USA

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Surgery - General 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/6/2019, Dr. Kalady has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Kalady receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Biom'Up SA

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

135 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

dr. Kalady was so helpful and kind to my son which was a very pleasant surprise since he's an adult doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Mathew Kalady is outstanding!

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr.Kalady is an excellent dr. and Gina is excellent too

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

awesome Doctor and Staff

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr. Kalady is the best! perfect in every way

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Khalady was professional, kind, concerned and explained everything w/o alarming me. He answered all questions as thoroughly as possible.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr Kalady is a phenomenal physician and person. he took great care of me over the past 5 years. I always felt he listened and cared very much about me and my plan of treatment. I also felt very confident of his expertise in treating my colon cancer. He is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

I am very thankful for the expert care received from Dr Kalady and his staff

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Kallady and I found him to be kind and knowledgable. He listened to my concerns and explained everything well.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Excellent doctors and nurses.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

*Dr. Kalody & his team always there for me.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Dr Kalady was great. He had a very open and honest conversation with me.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

I came in a few days before last Christmas and the best present so far this year for me is to have found Dr Kalady and the fact that I am cancer free for the last 3 months will keep me a fan of his forever! I love the trio of doctors that are treating me and will always be glad to live so close to such a great hospital.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

*Dr. Kalady and his team of physicians and P.A. were absolutely awesome!!!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Kalady is an outstanding medical professional. I continue to very impressed and pleased with his professionalism and respect for the needs of his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Kalady and his staff are Amazing! The most Brilliant and Talented surgeon surrounded by an excellent and caring staff. I'm SO thankful for them and the way they have taken care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I'm very happy with *Dr. Kalady.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Kalady and his team were consummate professionals. I was kept well informed at all times and I'll gladly recommend their services.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

It is difficult to put into words how much we respect, admire and APPRECIATE the AMAZING Dr Kalady!! We could not have asked to a better care provider. He is exactly what we prayed for to care for our son. Dr Kalady is truly a healer! His knowledge, his terrific bedside manner, his presentation of explaining everything plus carefully listening to our questions and concerns was extremely comforting to us at this very scary time. We just love him and would/have recommend to everyone! We are so appreciative to Dr Kalady that my husband even temporarily changed his Facebook profile picture to Dr Kalady to honor him.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. and staff were great.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Kalady is an excellent surgeon and I trust him I have recommended him to others and they found him to be very helpful with their issues

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