About Calvin Ridgeway, MD
Calvin Ridgeway, M.D., is a board-certified surgical oncologist that specializes in breast cancer and skin cancer. He has been in practice for 20 years. He began his career as a general surgeon for the United States Air force at Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. In 2008, Dr. Ridgeway joined Lovelace Women’s Hospital to start the first accredited Breast Care Center in New Mexico.
Dr. Ridgeway earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind. He earned his medical degree at Tulane University in New Orleans and he completed his residency in general surgery at the University of Missouri in Kansas City, Mo. Dr. Ridgeway went on to complete a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Dr. Ridgeway is active in the medical community. Throughout his career, he has been a member of many professional organizations. He was a founding member of the New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance and currently serves as the co-chair of its board of directors. He is an active member of the Society of Surgical Oncology, the American College of Surgeons and the American society of Breast Surgeons.
Since beginning his career in Albuquerque, Dr. Ridgeway has opened multiple clinical trials for the treatment of breast cancer and melanoma. He currently serves as a volunteer faculty member at the University of New Mexico and at St. Francis University in Albuquerque.
I have a breast pre-cancer condition which is often "over treated". After consults with "general" surgeons and even esteemed cancer centers in Florida, I was unconvinced their solutions were intelligent and concerned with my priotities (quality of my remaining life). Iwent to Dr. Ridgeway with data and opinions on what I thought was best - something not well received by the previous surgeons. I picked Lovelace because of their MarginProbe and IORT Intra Operative Radiation Technology -- providing superior surgical accuracy and low side effects over other surgical centers' approaches. In meeting Dr. Ridgeway and the care coordinator I found him to be knowledgeable and interested in my research and views on treatment. We arrived at a solution that I am very happy about and I feel I am in able, compassionate hands. The Doctor and Sandra were STUNNINGLY kind and caring. I never felt rushed, nor pushed and I believe in their judgement because I researched the medical knowledge base for my condition thoroughly. Dr. Ridgeway knew every topic and every study I referenced ... wow what a refreshing change from the dogmatic and kinda myopic medical experiences I had before coming to Dr. Ridgeway and the Lovelace team.
— Marianne Mohr
Wonderful, caring doctor....the best...saved my life.
— Cathy H.
He's personable, patient and caring. I'm so fortunate that he is my doctor.
— MICHELLE ENCINIAS DOMINGUEZ
I am so appreciative for the care I received from Dr. Ridgeway not only during my diagnosis, treatments and surgery but even now being 7 years out. I would recommend him for anyone looking for a caring Dr. who takes the time with his all patients. Thank you so much 😊!
— Andrea Contreras