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John Frame, MD, FACS

Breast Surgeon

Southwestern Regional Medical Center

"In my relationship with my patients and their families, I try to lead them through a very difficult time. My goal for my patients is to not only help them win their fight against cancer, but to help them feel good and whole. I encourage them to enjoy the world without fear."

- John Frame, MD, FACS
John Frame, MD, FACS

Medical Degree

  • Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

Internship / Residency

  • Surgery - University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate, American Board of Surgery


  • Research Fellow, Cardiovascular Surgery - Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Practicing Since: 1984

As a breast cancer surgeon at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, Dr. John Frame provides personalized evaluations and treatments to breast cancer patients. In particular, he has significant experience in performing breast conservation surgery.

“At CTCA, I most enjoy the friendly welcoming attitude of all the staff and the whole-person approach to patient care,” he says.

Dr. Frame is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery. Board certified by the American Board of Surgery, he earned a medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Frame completed a surgical internship and residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he served as Chief Resident in surgery. He also completed a research fellowship in cardiovascular surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Before pursuing a medical degree, Dr. Frame obtained a bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Oklahoma.

Dr. Frame has been in private practice as a surgeon since 1984. He has also served as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as Medical Director of Saint Francis’s Breast Center. Additionally, Dr. Frame has been the Cancer Liaison Program Chairman for Oklahoma for the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Frame has served on the board of directors at Saint Francis Health System and Summit Bank in Tulsa. He is a member of a number of medical associations, including the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society for the Study of Breast Diseases. His work has been published in renowned clinical publications, including Surgical Forum and the American Journal of Surgery.

In 2013, Dr. Frame was recognized as one of Castle Connolly's Top Doctors®.

Dr. Frame has been married to his wife for more than 30 years. They have two grown children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife, playing golf, listening to music and spending time with friends.

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