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Keith Paley, MD, General Surgery, Phoenix, AZ, Valleywise Health


General Surgery Phoenix, AZ

Program Director, Creighton University School of Medicine (PHX) Surgery

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  • Abdominal wall and acute care surgery,
    Medical student and resident education

Education & Training

  • University of Kansas School of Medicine
    University of Kansas School of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1991 - 1996
  • The University of Toledo College of Medicine
    The University of Toledo College of MedicineClass of 1991
  • John Carroll University
    John Carroll UniversityBS, Biology

Certifications & Licensure

  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2019 - 2024
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 2006 - 2022
  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 1996 - 2007
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Off Campus Teacher of the Year Mayo Clinic Rochester General Surgery Residency, 2012, 2015, 2017-2019
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2018
  • Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Surgical trends of groin hernia repairs performed for recurrence in medicare patients.  
    Murphy BL, Zhang J, Ubl DS, Habermann EB, Farley DR, Paley K, Hernia, 8/2019
  • Functional gallbladder disease: Operative trends and short-term outcomes.  
    Thiels CA, Hanson KT, Chawla KS, Topazian MD, Paley KH, Habermann EB, Bingener J, Surgery, 7/2016


  • Proportion and Trends of Groin Hernia Repairs Performed for Recurrence in the United States
    Murphy BL, Ubl DS, Zhang J, Habermann EB, Farley DR, Paley K, American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress, 10/2017
  • Pain After TEP-IHR: Is It Caused by Surgical Factors
    Paley, Keith, Western Surgical Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Palm Springs, CA, 11/2014
  • Mayo Clinic Health System Analysis of Endoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair Mesh FIxation
    Paley, Keith and Aljamal, Yazan, Americas Hernia Society Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, 3/12/2014


  • Proportion of Recurrent Inguinal Hernia Repairs in the United States 
    European Hernia Society, Vienna Austria - 5/25/2017

Professional Memberships

  • Western Surgical Association
  • Member
  • Southwestern Surgical Congress
  • Minnesota Surgical Society
  • Americas Hernia Society
    Board of Governors

Hospital Affiliations