In addition to clinical care, prevention education and screening for cancer patients, Kalady also treats individuals with inflammatory bowel diseases and other benign colorectal conditions. He joined the Cleveland Clinic in 2006 and since that time, he has assumed multiple leadership roles, including:
- Vice-chairman of the Department of Colorectal Surgery
- Co-director of the Comprehensive Colorectal Cancer Program
- Director for the National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer Team
- Director for the Sanford R. Weiss, MD, Center for Hereditary Colorectal Neoplasia
- James Church, MD, and Edward J. Bartolo, Jr. Family Endowed Chair in Colorectal Surgery
- Professor of Surgery
Kalady is also a National Cancer Institute/National Institutes of Health-funded researcher in colorectal cancer genetics, an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters, editor for colorectal surgery textbooks, and supervisor of the Colorectal Cancer Biobank.
His participation in national and international professional societies include membership in the American Surgical Association, the Society of Clinical Surgery and the Commission on Cancer. He is the current president of the International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours and is a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, as well as the American College of Surgeons. He serves on the editorial boards of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum, Annals of Surgery and British Journal of Surgery. Kalady is also a question writer and examiner for the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery’s Complex General Surgical Oncology. Our talent search committee was particularly impressed with Kalady’s passion for medical education, which he has demonstrated through mentorship of 65 clinical and research fellows and more than 100 residents. He created and is fellowship director for the Church-Sheetz Fellowship in Hereditary Colorectal Cancer Syndromes and is also a prolific curriculum and course developer.
Kalady earned his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his surgical residency and a research fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He completed a colorectal surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic.
We extend an Ohio State welcome to the latest Department of Surgery leader and look forward to Kalady’s October arrival.