Diane Radford, M.D.


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Diane M. Radford, MD, FACS, FRCSEd
Updated 1/13
Personal Information:
Business Address: Mercy Clinic St. Louis Cancer & Breast Institute
15945 Clayton Rd., Ste 120
Clarkson Valley, MO  63011
Phone (636) 256-5000   Fax (636) 256-5041
Citizenship: USA and United Kingdom (dual)

Professional Experience:
8/99 – Present Breast Surgical Oncologist, Mercy Clinic St. Louis Cancer & Breast Institute, St. Louis, Missouri (The Institute was acquired by St. John’s Medical Center 11/2008. St. John’s rebranded as Mercy Clinic 9/11). Managing partner 4/06-11/08
10/96 -7/99 Breast Surgical Oncologist and Partner, Parkcrest Surgical Associates, St. Louis, Missouri
7/91 – 9/96 Instructor in Surgery (7/91-9/92), Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery (9/92-9/96), Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

1978 BSc with Honors, (Bachelor of Science),
University of Glasgow, Scotland
1981 MBChB, (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery),
University of Glasgow, Scotland
1991 MD (Doctor of Medicine),
University of Glasgow, Scotland

8/81 – 1/82 Junior House Officer in General Medicine, Gartnavel
General Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland
2/82 – 7/82 Junior House Officer in General Surgery, Monklands,
District General Hospital, Airdie, Scotland
8/82 – 7/83 Senior House Officer, Surgical Specialties Rotation
(Neurosurgery, Orthopedics and Emergency Room)
Based at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland
10/83 – 9/84 Senior House Officer in General and Breast Surgery,
Royal Infirmary and Longmore Hospital
Edinburgh, Scotland. Professor Sir Patrick Forrest Breast Surgery Unit
10/84 – 5/85 Registrar in Surgery, Crosshouse Hospital
Kilmarnock, Scotland
7/87 – 6/91 Resident in Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

7/85 – 6/87 Fellow in Surgical Oncology, Roswell Park
Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Current Hospital Staff Appointments:
2008 – present Attending Staff, Mercy Hospital St. Louis
2008 – present Attending Staff, St. Louis Surgical Center
1998 – present Attending Staff, St. Mary’s Medical Center
1996 – present Attending Staff, Missouri Baptist Hospital
1992 – present Attending Staff, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Board Certification:
General Surgery 1992 #37345, re-certified in 1999, second recertification 12/2009 Valid until 7/1/2022

General Surgery 1992 #37345, re-certified in 1999, second recertification 12/2009 Valid until 7/1/2022

Additional Qualifications:

  • STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) certified clinician August 2012
  • Participant in Mastery of Breast Surgery Program, American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, the University of Arizona, Jan 2013-2015, on-line courses, Dr Andrew Weil course director

Honors and Awards:
a. Medical School:
1. Distinction, Medical Chemistry
2. Lorimer Bursary and John Hunter Medal, Physiology
3. Lorimer Bursary, Biophysics
4. Alexander Bryce Prize
5. Dr. Neil Arnott Prize, Clinical Physics
6. First Class Merit Medical Chemistry, Practical and Theoretical
Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology and Pharmacology, Ophthalmology
7. Merit in Psychological Medicine, Biology, Human Ecology, Clinical Medicine, Clinical Surgery (1979, 1980 and 1981), Orthopedic Surgery

b. Postgraduate:
1. Best Science Research Report: Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY 1987.
2. First Prize, Resident’s Competition, Missouri Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 1989.

c. Post Training:
1. Elected by her peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America annually from 1996 onwards to present.
2. Listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Medicine & Healthcare
3. Fran Lefrak-Brown Illuminator Award, AMC Breast Cancer Research Center 2006 (jointly with fellow partners of the St. Louis Cancer & Breast Institute)
4. Woman of Distinction in the Sciences, 2010, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
5. Listed in Castle-Connolly Top Doctors in Surgery 2012

Professional Societies:
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Missouri Chapter
American Society of Breast Disease
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Medical Association
Missouri State Medical Association
National Association of Memoir Writers
Roswell Park Surgical Society
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Fellow
St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society
St. Louis Surgical Society
St. Louis Writers’ Guild
Society of Surgical Oncology


Dr Radford has authored 27 research papers, 6 book chapters, and
numerous abstracts relating to surgical oncology and breast cancer. For details see her full CV.


Dr. Radford has given many research presentations and presentations to
the public about breast cancer and related topics.

Download Dr. Radford’s full CV here.

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