Department Breast Services
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Axillary lymph node dissection
  • Breast Biopsy
  • Breast Cancer Prevention
  • Breast Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Breast Cancer Surgery Program
  • Breast Conservation Surgery
  • Breast Diagnostics
  • Breast Exam
  • Breast Health
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Center
  • Cancer Risk Assessment
  • Clinical Breast Examination
  • Excision of breast fistula
  • High Risk Breast Cancer
  • Lumpectomy for breast cancer
  • MammoSite Radiation Therapy System
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Breast Surgery
  • Nipple & Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Nipple-sparing mastectomy
  • Oncoplastic Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Partial mastectomy for breast cancer
  • Placement of Balloon Catheter for Partial Breast Radiation
  • Second Opinion Breast Cancer
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Procedures
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy
  • Skin Sparing Mastectomy
  • Surgery for Abnormal Breast Biopsy
  • Surgery For Breast Cancer
  • Surgery for Diseases Of The Breast
View all 32 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Mammogram
  • Axillary Mass - Pain/Swelling
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Breast
  • Breast - Malignant Neoplasm
  • Breast - Nodules
  • Breast Abscess
  • Breast atypia
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer - High Risk
  • Breast Cancer - Mass, Lump or Swelling
  • Breast Disease
  • Breast Infections
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Pain
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
  • Family History of Breast Cancer
  • Fibrocystic Breast Changes
  • Gynecomastia
  • Lymphedema
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mastitis
  • Nipple Discharge
  • Pediatric Breast Anomalies
  • Recurrent Breast Cancer
View all 25 Specialties +


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About Diane Radford, MD

Dr. Radford is Medical Director of the Breast Program at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.  She joined the Clinic in 2016, and has specialized in breast surgery since 1991. She has completed fellowships in Surgical Oncology (Roswell Park Cancer Institute, 1987), and Integrative Medicine (Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, 2015). Dr. Radford also completed the Integrative Health Coaching course from the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona.

She is an expert in the surgical management of breast cancer, with a special interest in skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy. She also is interested in the rehabilitation of breast cancer patients. She is co-chair of the Integrative Cancer Rehabilitation Task Force of the Cancer Rehabilitation Networking Group, and a member of the Complementary Integrative Rehabilitation Group of the American Congress for Rehabilitation Medicine.

Dr. Radford had lectured extensively nationally and internationally, and is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. She has been elected to be included among the Best Doctors in America every year consecutively since 1996.

Dr. Radford is active on Twitter @dianeradfordmd, LinkedIn and Facebook (Diane Radford MD), and lectures on social media for healthcare professionals.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine
Tucson, AZ USA

Graduate School - University of Glasgow

Residency - St. Louis University Hospital
General Surgery
St. Louis, MO USA

Fellowship - Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Medical Oncology
Buffalo, NY USA

Residency - Crosshouse Hospital
General Surgery
Kilmarnock, Aryshire,

Residency - The Royal Infirmary
Breast and General Surgery

Residency - Western Infirmary
Surgical Specialities- Orthopedics, Emergency Room, Neurosurgery

Residency - Gartnavel General Hospital
General Medicine

Residency - Monklands District General Hospital
General Surgery


Medical Education - University of Glasgow

Undergraduate - University of Glasgow


  • Surgery - General Surgery

Awards & Honors

  • Honors and Awards

    University of Glasgow Medical School
    1975     Distinction, Medical Chemistry
    1975     Lorimer Bursary and John Hunter Medal, Physiology
    1975     Lorimer Bursary, Biophysics
    1976     Alexander Bryce Prize
    1976     Dr. Neil Arnott Prize, Clinical Physics
    1975     First Class Merit, Medical Chemistry
    1975     First Class Merit, Physiology and Pharmacology
    1976     First Class Merit, Practical Anatomy
    1976     First Class Merit, Theoretical Anatomy
    1976     First Class Merit, Biochemistry
    1979     First Class Merit, Ophthalmology
    1979     Merit, Psychological Medicine
    1975     Merit, Biology
    1976     Merit, Human Ecology
    1979     Merit, Clinical Medicine
    1979     Merit, Clinical Surgery
    1980     Merit, Clinical Surgery
    1981     Merit, Clinical Surgery
    1980     Merit, Orthopedic Surgery


    1987     Best Science Research Report: Roswell Park Cancer Institute
    1989     First Prize, Resident’s Competition, Missouri Chapter, American College of Surgeons


    1996 - 2018  Named on list of Best Doctors in America
    1996 - 2017  Named in Who’s Who in America
    1996 - 2017  Named in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare
    2006         Fran Lefrak-Brown Illuminator Award, AMC Breast Cancer Research Center (jointly with partners St. Louis Cancer & Breast Institute)
    2010         Woman of Distinction in the Sciences, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri
    2012 - 2016  Named on list of Castle – Connolly Top Doctors in Surgery
    2012 - 2014  Patients’ Choice Award
    2012         STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) certified clinician
    2014         Graduate, Leadership Certification Program. Joint program of Mercy and St. Louis University
    2014         Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award
    2015         Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Award
    2016         Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Appreciation Award: Innovation
    2016         Marquis Who’s Who Distinguished Humanitarian Award
    2017         Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award
    2017         Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Appreciation Award: Engagement Champion Caregiver Experience Survey

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/26/2020, Dr. Radford has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

63 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr Radford was thorough in her explanation of my required surgery, provided clear, easily understood information. She spent as much time as I needed and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

I love Dr. Radford..........She is a great surgeon

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Radford was very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I owe a world of thanks to Dr. Radford. I felt very well informed of all pre and post operative procedures. I also appreciate her advice for my future care.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2020

My visit was very stressful for me. Dr.Radford has a calming, caring demeanor. She explained everything to me in a way I could understand. She drew me diagrams I could understand mapping out my cancer and how it needs to be treated.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

good Doctor but waited long to be seen

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. Radford is a very caring doctor, tells you everything you need to know, explains everything, compassionate, professional, a no nonsense doctor, tells you up front what to expect and is straight forward. So glad she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

With Doctor Radford and the people who assist her all are very professional and make the patient feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Radford has always made me feel safe and comfortable from the first time I met her.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

I would definitely recommend Dr. Redford. She is very caring and compassionate.

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