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

Professional memberships

  1. 2019 - present
    Review Committee for Obstetrics and GynecologyAccreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2019 - present
    MemberGynecologic Oncology Program Evaluation Committee (PEC)
  3. 2018 - 2019
    PresidentSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  4. 2017 - present
    Committee Member, Division of Gynecologic OncologyAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  5. 2017 - 2018
    Committee MemberNominating Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  6. 2017 - 2018
    President ElectSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  7. 2016 - present
    ChairGynecologic Oncology Fellowship Clinical Competency Committee
  8. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  9. 2016 - present
    Co-ChairSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists, Program Committee
  10. 2015 - present
    Faculty Development LeaderDepartment of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology
  11. 2015
    Panel MemberExpert Panel for SGO/ASCO Guideline on Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy for Advanced Ovarian Cancer, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  12. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Society of Clinical Oncology
  13. 2014 - 2017
    MemberAmerican Association for Cancer Research
  14. 2014 - 2017
    Secretary/TreasurerSociety of Pelvic Surgeons
  15. 2014 - 2015
    Committee MemberNominating Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  16. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Gynecologic Cancer Society
  17. 2011 - 2013
    Vice ChairQuality and Outcomes Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  18. 2010 - 2014
    MemberGynecologic Cancer Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  19. 2010 - 2013
    MemberGynecologic Cancer Steering Committee, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  20. 2009 - 2015
    MemberExecutive Committee, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  21. 2009 - 2012
    Co-ChairCareer Development Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  22. 2009
    Director of Postgraduate TrainingSociety of Gynecologic Oncologists
  23. 2008 - 2009
    MemberProgram Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  24. 2007 - present
    MemberClinical Practice Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  25. 2006 - 2019
    DirectorGynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  26. 2005 - present
    MemberOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  27. 2005 - present
    MemberQuality & Safety Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  28. 2005 - present
    MemberWestern Association of Gynecologic Oncologists
  29. 2005 - present
    MemberQuality Improvement & Outcomes Subcommittee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  30. 2004 - 2008
    ChairOB/GYN Education Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  31. 2004 - 2008
    MemberUSMLE Step 2 Test Material Development Committee for Obstetrics & Gynecology, National Board of Medical Examiners
  32. 2003 - 2006
    MemberGynecologic Cancer Foundation
  33. 2003 - present
    Oral ExaminerAmerican Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  34. 2000 - 2005
    MemberExperimental Medicine Committee, Gynecologic Oncology Group
  35. 2000 - 2002
    MemberClinical Data Network Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  36. 2000 - present
    MemberMedical Advisory Board, Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  37. 1999 - 2010
    MemberClinical Research Subcommittee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board
  38. 1999 - 2002
    MemberInstitutional Review Board, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  39. 1999
    FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  40. 1999 - present
    Ad Hoc ReviewerClinical Research Subcommittee, Research Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester - Executive Board
  41. 1998 - 2006
    ChairResearch Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  42. 1997 - 2004
    Journal Club DirectorDivision of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  43. 1996 - present
    MemberDivision of Gynecologic Oncology
  44. 1996 - present
    MemberOvarian Cancer Research Program, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  45. 1995 - 1999
    Associate FellowAmerican College of Surgeons
  46. 1995
    FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  47. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  48. 1989 - 1995
    Junior FellowAmerican College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  49.  
    Ad-hoc MemberResident Selection Committee, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
  50.  
    MemberMayo Graduate Faculty in Tumor Biology, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  51.  
    MemberMayo Clinic Cancer Center
  52.  
    MemberMayo Clinic SPORE in Ovarian Cancer, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  53.  
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  54.  
    MemberAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
  55.  
    MemberOutcomes Committee, Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
  56.  
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  57.  
    MemberAwards Committee, Gynecologic Cancer Foundation
  58.  
    MemberGynecologic Oncology Group

Publications

Research activities

See a description of research activities.