William A. Cliby, M.D.

  1. Gynecologic Oncologist
  2. Gynecologist

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

William Cliby, M.D. is board certified in Gynecologic Oncology. He is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic. His clinical expertise includes surgical management of gynecologic cancers, specifically:

  • Surgical treatment of advanced stage ovarian cancer
  • Surgery for gynecologic cancers, including:
    • Ovary, tubal and primary peritoneal
    • Cervix
    • Uterine
    • Vulvar
  • Surgery for complex pelvic and adnexal masses
  • Surgical management of vulvar Paget's disease
  • Open and minimally invasive surgery including robotic surgery

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Cliby is active in research and education nationally. He is the Virgil S. Counseller Professor of Surgery, and has authored over 220 peer reviewed publications. He previously served as Fellowship Program Director in Gynecologic Oncology at Mayo Clinic and continues to instruct internationally in surgery. His research interests include surgical quality improvement and outcomes in ovarian cancer and lab-based research for novel therapies.

  1. Adnexal tumors
  2. Cancer
  3. Cancer during pregnancy
  4. Cervical cancer
  5. Cervical dysplasia
  6. Ectopic pregnancy
  7. Endometrial cancer
  8. Endometriosis
  9. Fallopian tube cancer
  10. Germ cell tumor
  11. Gynecologic cancer
  12. Lower genital tract dysplasia
  13. Ovarian cancer
  14. Ovarian cyst
  15. Ovarian remnant syndrome
  16. Peritoneal cancer
  17. Uterine fibroid
  18. Uterine polyps
  19. Vaginal cancer
  20. Vulvar cancer
  21. Vulvar dysplasia
  22. Vulvodynia
  1. Abdominal hysterectomy
  2. Cervical cerclage
  3. Conization
  4. Debulking surgery
  5. Diagnostic hysteroscopy
  6. Diagnostic laparoscopy
  7. Endometriosis surgery
  8. Fertility sparing surgery
  9. Gynecological surgery
  10. Hysteroscopy
  11. Minimally invasive hysterectomy
  12. Minimally invasive surgery
  13. Minimally invasive surgical staging
  14. Ovarian remnant removal
  15. Pelvic exenteration
  16. Reconstructive surgery
  17. Robotic hysterectomy
  18. Robotic surgery
  19. Sentinel node biopsy
  20. Trachelectomy
  21. Vaginal hysterectomy
  22. Vaginectomy
  23. Vulvectomy
  • Gynecologic oncology
  • Reconstructive pelvic surgery
  1. 1997
    Research Fellowship - Laboratory of Dr. Stephen Friend
    DNA damage response pathways in cancerFred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  2. 1994
    Fellow - Gynecologic OncologyMayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 1991
    Resident - Obstetrics and GynecologyDuke University Medical Center, Duke University
  4. 1987
    DMUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine
  5. 1987
    MDUniversity of Vermont College of Medicine
  6. 1983
    BS - Biology and EconomicsSt. Lawrence University

Certifications

  1. 1999
    Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 1995
    Obstetrics & GynecologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Charles S. Field Award Mayo Clinic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  2. 2021
    Alumni Hall of Achievement, Class of 1979Watertown City School District
  3. 2021
    Best Doctors for WomenMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  4. 2020
    Best Doctors for WomenMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  5. 2020
    America's Top Doctors For CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  6. 2019
    Best Doctors for WomenMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  7. 2019
    America's Top Doctors For CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  8. 2018
    Best Doctors for WomenMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  9. 2018
    America's Top Doctors For CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  10. 2017
    Best Doctors for WomenMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  11. 2017
    Teacher of the YearMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  12. 2017
    MCSGME Program Director Recognition AwardMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  13. 2017
    Farr Nezhat Surgical Lectureship Award at SGO meetingSociety of Gynecologic Oncology
  14. 2017
    America's Top Doctors For CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  15. 2016
    Best Doctors for WomenMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  16. 2016
    America's Top Doctors For CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd
  17. 2015
    America's Top Doctors For CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  18. 2014
    Teacher of the YearMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  19. 2014
    America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  20. 2013
    America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  21. 2013
    Virgil S. Counseller Professorship in SurgeryMayo Named Professor Selection Committee, Mayo Clinic Committees
  22. 2012
    America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  23. 2011
    2011 ACOG Mentor AwardAmerican Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  24. 2011
    America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  25. 2010
    Eugene M. Bricker AwardSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  26. 2010
    America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly Medical Ltd.
  27. 2008
    Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  28. 2008
    Teacher of the Year Hall of FameMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  29. 2007
    Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  30. 2006
    President's Award for Best Paper at SGSAwarding Organization
  31. 2005
    Teacher of the Year AwardMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  32. 1994
    Certificate of Merit AwardCentral Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 62nd Annual Meeting
  33. 1992
    Clinical Oncology FellowshipAmerican Cancer Society
  34. 1990
    Teacher of the YearDuke University Medical Center
  35. 1983
    Summa Cum LaudePhi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Professional memberships

  1. 2021
    Gynecologic Oncology Milestones 2.0 Work GroupAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2020 - present
    MemberSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  3. 2019 - present
    Review Committee for Obstetrics and GynecologyAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  4. 2019 - present
    MemberGynecologic Oncology Program Evaluation Committee (PEC)
  5. 2018 - 2019
    PresidentSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  6. 2017 - present
    Committee Member, Division of Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  7. 2017 - 2018
    President ElectSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  8. 2016 - present
    ChairGynecologic Oncology Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee
  9. 2016 - 2020
    Co-ChairSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists, Program Committee
  10. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  11. 2015 - present
    Faculty Development LeaderDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
  12. 2015 - 2019
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  13. 2014 - 2017
    Secretary/TreasurerSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  14. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Gynecologic Cancer Society
  15. 2010 - 2013
    MemberGynecologic Cancer Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  16. 2009 - 2015
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  17. 2009 - 2012
    Co-ChairCareer Development Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  18. 2006 - 2019
    DirectorGynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  19. 2005 - 2020
    MemberQuality & Safety Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  20. 2005 - 2019
    MemberWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  21. 2005 - present
    MemberOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  22. 2004 - 2008
    ChairOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  23. 2003 - present
    Oral ExaminerAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  24. 2000 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  25. 1999 - 2018
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  26. 1999 - 2010
    MemberClinical Research Subcommittee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board
  27. 1999 - 2002
    MemberInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  28. 1999 - present
    Ad Hoc ReviewerClinical Research Subcommittee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board
  29. 1998 - 2006
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  30. 1997 - 2004
    Journal Club DirectorDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  31. 1996 - present
    MemberDivision of Gynecologic Oncology
  32. 1996 - present
    MemberOvarian Cancer Research Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  33. 1995 - 1999
    Associate FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  34. 1995
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  35. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  36. 1989 - 1995
    Junior FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  37.  
    Ad-hoc MemberResident Selection Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  38.  
    MemberMayo Graduate Faculty in Tumor Biology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  39.  
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  40.  
    MemberMayo Clinic SPORE in Ovarian Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  41.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.