Steven D. Colquhoun

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Areas of treatment:

Biliary Disease
Kidney Transplant
Liver Cancer
Liver Disease
Liver Transplant
Metastatic Cancer to the Liver
Multi-organ Transplantation
Pancreas Transplant
Pancreatic Cancer


  • Transplant


  • Department of Surgery

Steven D. Colquhoun, MD

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 1

About this doctor:

In my practice, I try to figure out the patient’s perspective and where the patients are coming from. My philosophy of care stems from trying to make my patients as comfortable as possible. I look for something we may have in common to connect with them. I focus on earning their trust as an experienced physician and allaying their anxieties as much as possible. I try to present my tone in a way that says, “Hey, we’re going to take care of this.”


MD, Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 1984
BS in Biology, BA in Psychology, University of California, Irvine, 1979


University of California, Los Angeles, General Surgery, 1984-1991


University of California, Los Angeles, Multi-organ Transplantation, 1991-1993
Surgical Oncology, John Wayne Cancer Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1986-1988


General Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 1993, 2004, 2014
Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery 1995, 2009
National Board of Medical Examiners, 1985

Professional society memberships:

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, 1993-Present
American Society of Transplant Surgeons, 1994-Present
American Society of Transplantation, 1994-Present
American College of Surgeons, Fellow, 1996-Present
Pacific Coast Surgical Association, 2000-Present
The Society of Surgical Oncology, 2012-Present
International College of Surgeons (United States Section), 2012-Present


Excellence in Teaching Golden Apple Award, Department of Surgery, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2011
Circle of Friends Award, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2010
National Research Service Award, Cancer Training Branch, National Cancer Institute, 1986-1988
Excellence in Research Award, Department of Biology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine CA, 1979