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Steven B. Standiford

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Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff, Cancer Treatment Centers of America Eastern Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA


Surgical Oncology

Education and Postdoctoral Training


Bachelor of Arts, Wilkes College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Medical School

New Jersey Medical School, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, New Jersey

Internship and Residency

Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia

General Surgery, Temple University Hospital

Chief Resident, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital


Surgical Oncology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Visiting Research Fellow in Surgical Oncology, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Regular Clinical Fellow, American Cancer Society
  • H. Taylor Caswell Award for Outstanding Resident Teacher, Department of Surgery, Temple University Hospital
  • Young Oncologist Travel Grant, American Radium Society
  • Finalist, Coping magazine Hero Award
  • Gail T. Williams Faculty Teaching Award, Marshfield Clinic General Surgery Residency Program


  • American Board of Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Clinical Research

More than 20+ years of research focused on breast and bowel cancers

Previous Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Deputy Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Medical Staff, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia
  • Consultant in Surgical Oncology, VA Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Ellis Fischel (State) Cancer Center, Columbia, Missouri (Associate Director of Surgery; Chief, Section of Breast Diseases; Director of Outpatient Clinics; Medical Director, Ellis Fischel Breast Center; Assistant Chief of Surgery; Medical Director, Cancer Screening Services; Medical Director, Intensive Care Unit; Cancer Liaison Physician, Commission on Cancer)
  • Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin (Physician/Director, Surgical Oncology; Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency; Cancer Liaison Physician, Commission on Cancer)

Professional Organizations/Affiliations

  • Vice Chair and Chair, Central Institutional Review Board, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
  • Medical Advisory Board, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Philadelphia affiliate
  • Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology


Author or co-author of abstracts, book chapters, and publications, including:

Lopez MJ, Standiford SB, and Skibba JL. Total pelvic exenteration: A 50-year experience at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. Archives of Surgery, 129:390-396, 1994.

Lieber KA, Standiford SB, Kuvshinoff BW, and Ota DM. Surgical management of aberrant sentinel lymph node drainage in cutaneous melanoma. Surgery, 124:757-762, 1998.

Yan PS, Rodriguez FJ, Laux DE, Perry MR, Standiford SB, and Huang T H-M. Hypermethylation of ribosomal DNA in human breast carcinoma. British Journal of Cancer, 82:514-517, 2000.

Speith ME, Standiford SB, Starkman ME, and Gough J. Recombinant TSH-stimulated, radioguided differentiated thyroid carcinoma surgery. Clinical Medicine and Research, 1:53-56, 2003.

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