William H. St. Clair, MD, PhD

  • Co-Director, Gamma Knife® Radiosurgery Center
4.8 out of 5

About

William H. St. Clair, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Kentucky. Since coming to UK in 2000, he has served as Residency Director, Assistant and Associate Professor, and Interim Chairman for the department, as well as taking on a joint appointment in the Graduate Center for Nutritional Sciences. Dr. St. Clair previously worked as Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University, a Research Fellow in the Department of Cancer Biology, Laboratory of Radiobiology, at the Harvard School of Public Health, a Cancer Center Research Assistant at the University of Iowa, and as a Quality Control Chemist at First Mississippi Inc.

Dr. St. Clair completed his residency in radiation oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and interned in the Department of Internal Medicine at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned his BS in Biology at St. Ambrose College, his MS and PhD in Radiation Biology at the University of Iowa, and his MD at UK. Dr. St. Clair is certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology and is a member of several professional medical societies.

Having served on many board committees, Dr. St. Clair has also been a part of many published research articles and has presented on their findings at myriad societal meetings across his more than 30-year career. His clinical interested include genitourinary and central nervous system neoplasms.

Outside of medicine, Dr. St. Clair enjoys taking hikes, particularly in state parks, and he considers himself an avid gardener.

Personal Statement: “What I like best about being in radiation oncology is two-fold: the technology is very interesting. It’s fast-moving and continuing to improve every day. And I really enjoy the very frequent patient contact. I get to see patients every day and share treatment successes with them. When I have a patient initially come to see me in a wheelchair due to the tremendous amount of pain they’re in and then get to see them up and walking after just two or three treatment sessions—it’s a very rewarding part of my job.”

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Radiation Medicine
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Training & Education

Degree

MD, University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington
PhD, University of Iowa, College of Medicine, Iowa City

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston

Fellowship

Harvard University Medical Center, Boston

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Radiology, Radiation Oncology

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Patient Stories

Ratings & Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    Dr. St. Clair always runs through an entire gambit of questions. He tries to make sure everything is covered or talked about. His patient care is top notch!

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    Doctor spent time to explain the procedure.

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    I have been treated by r. St Clair for nearly nine years. He always gives me adequate time to ask questions and is clear in his explanations. He is an excellent doctor in whom I have a great deal of confidence in his advice and expertise.
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      The doctors, even the student and less experienced one doc, did an excellent job communicating options and explaining decisions. Very good experience
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      Dr. St. Clair and staff are outstanding. Radiation oncology team, Brandon and two young ladies are respectful of me and my needs. I hope I have them for the entire treatment period.
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      Very informative, and had a good sense of humor, I was very relaxed, very nervous when I came in.
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      I was very pleased with visit.
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      Simply excellent! I could not ask for better care.
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      I understood about my condition and treatment.
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      I felt that the care provided was excellent and very professional.
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      Visit with doctor was very brief
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      Excellent results from SBRT radiation
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      Both doctors, St. Clair and Strup have been great and I credit my Improved health conditions to their diligence at promptly finding the prostate cancer.
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      Good all around
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      Doctors Knight and St Clair were both great.
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      Dr. St. Clair gave me the options that were and were not recommended. Showed he had seriously reviewed my record prior to my visit. He gave me probable side effects and the option of treatment at UK or in Danville. I chose UK for a number of reasons partly because of continued association with Dr. St. Clair.
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      Dr unaware of CT was done the week before
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      I am providing this federal survey because of how kind and gracious *Dr. St. Clair was. I was very nervous about the planned treatment but he took the time to listen, answer and explain. Thank you!
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      Very good experience.
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      From personal past experience with family members and myself at various departments, I truly feel Dr St.Claire and this department are the best at UK Dr. St. Claire has been taking exceptional care of me since 2010
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      Very good experience.
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      Couldn't be better
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      Great Dr and staff
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      Doctor St.Clair is excellent!
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      I could not ask for better care and attention that I received
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      Very informative and very helpful
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      *Dr. St. Clair was the best medical doctor. I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.