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27th Annual J. Engelbert Dunphy Resident Research Symposium Announcment

Clifford  Y. Ko , M.D. - Copy

Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS
2014 Dunphy Professor

The Resident Research Symposium is an annual event showcasing the laboratory research of residents, fellows and medical students in the Department of Surgery. The annual event honors the life and accomplishments of J. Engelbert Dunphy, a legendary surgeon and former Chair of the Department. 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Toland Hall
533 Parnassus Avenue, U-142

9:00 am   Resident Presentations

2:00 pm   Keynote: "Observations from the American College of Surgeons Quality Improvement Programs" by Clifford Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS

3:00 pm   Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks

4:00 pm   Post-Symposium Mixer at Social Kitchen & Brewery (1326 9th Avenue)


Parking will be validated upon request for the UCSF Parking Garage. 

Questions? Please contact the Surgery Education Office at (415) 476-1239 or email the event coordinator: [email protected]

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About Dr. Ko

Dr. Clifford Ko is the Director of the Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care at the American College of Surgeons. He oversees all the quality improvement programs, including the Bariatric Surgery Accreditation Program, the Cancer Accreditation program, the Trauma Verification program, the new Surgeon Specific Registry, and the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS NSQIP). He also serves as the Director of ACS NSQIP.

Dr. Ko’s work focuses on surgical quality of care, including quality measurement, process improvement, and quality maintenance. He has received millions of dollars in grant funding to study quality of care from sources that include the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Veterans Administration. He has published over 275 manuscripts and has written more than 20 book chapters. He is frequently invited to speak nationally and internationally and has served on numerous advisory panels.

Dr. Ko is board-certified by the American Board of Surgery and  American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery with a practice focused on colorectal cancer. Dr. Ko is the Robert and Kelly Day Professor of Surgery at UCLA. He has been the recipient the Faculty Teaching Award three times and is recognized as one of the "Best Doctors in America". He is also Professor of Health Services at the UCLA School of Public Health.

Dr. Ko received his B.A (Biology), M.S. (Biological/Medical Ethics), and M.D. from the University of Chicago. He also received a Masters of Science Degree (Health Services/Outcomes Research) from the University of California, Los Angeles during his time as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellow at UCLA and RAND. Dr. Ko completed his General Surgery Residency at UCLA Medical Center, and obtained specialty training at the Lahey Clinic in Boston in Colon and Rectal Surgery.

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