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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Steven Standiford, MD, FACS

Past Chief of Staff & Surgical Oncologist

CTCA Philadelphia

"Our approach of treating the person with cancer, rather than just treating the cancer is the way I have practiced throughout my career. I am thrilled to be practicing at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in a setting where that patient-centered approach, using innovative treatments, is the focus of everyone."

- Steven Standiford, MD, FACS

Medical degree

  • New Jersey Medical School-University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark

Internship / Residency

  • General Surgery - Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia

Certification(s)

  • American Board of Surgery
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Fellowship(s)

  • Surgical Oncology - New Jersey Medical School
  • Research Fellow, Surgical Oncology - Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

Practicing since: 1988

Dr. Steven Standiford brings 30 years of oncology experience to his positions as surgical oncologist and Past Chief of Staff at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Philadelphia. He serves as the surgical leader in the CTCA® Breast Cancer Institute across all five CTCA sites.

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Standiford was a surgical oncologist at the Marshfield Clinic in Marshfield, Wisconsin, and served on the surgical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He has held a number of prestigious appointments during his career, including Chair of the National Cancer Institute's Central Institutional Review Board, as well as Deputy Chief of Surgical Oncology, Chief of the Section of Breast Diseases and Director of Outpatient Clinics at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center at the University of Missouri.

In addition, Dr. Standiford was Assistant Program Director for the general surgery residency at the Marshfield Clinic. He also served as Chair of the Institutional Review Board and Vice Chair for the Clinical Cancer Committee at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center in Columbia, Missouri.

A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Dr. Standiford is a graduate of Wilkes College and New Jersey Medical School. He completed a general surgery residency at Temple University Hospital and a fellowship in surgical oncology at New Jersey Medical School.

In addition to his dedicated service to his patients, Dr. Standiford has extensive teaching experience, including appointments at the University of Wisconsin, Temple University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri. Throughout his career, Dr. Standiford has also served on the boards of several professional organizations, including the Breast Disease Committee for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project and as a councilor of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

As a part of Dr. Standiford’s life-long commitment to improving cancer treatment, he has participated in wide-ranging research and has been awarded grants to study breast and colon cancer, as well as breast cancer prevention. In 2016 and 2017, he was named a Philadelphia Magazine Top DocsTM award winner in Surgery.

Throughout his career, Dr. Standiford has contributed chapters to a number of textbooks and has been published in several medical journals, including the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the Journal of Surgical Oncology and Trauma Quarterly.

Patient ratings and comments

Star ratings and comments are only available for medical, radiation and gynecologic oncologists. Gynecologic surgical offerings are not included at this time due to a different survey tool required to evaluate these services. CTCA uses a validated Press Ganey® survey, which captures patient experience feedback for the primary oncology services of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Following industry best practice, star ratings and comments are only published for physicians with a minimum of 30 completed patient surveys.

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