MSMA's 2018-2019 President: Joseph A. Corrado, MD, FACS
Joseph A. Corrado, MD, FACS, a Diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, from Mexico, Missouri, is President of the Missouri State Medical Association in 2018-2019. He was formally installed in St. Louis, March 24, 2018, during MSMA’s 160th Annual Convention.
Dr. Corrado was born in Everett, Massachusetts, grew up in Revere, Massachusetts, and earned his BS in Biology from Boston College. He received his MD from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine in 1976. His residency, including Chief Resident in Surgery, was at the Albany Medical Center and affiliate hospitals in Albany, New York. In 1981, he trained as Chief Fellow and the American Cancer Society fellow at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts.
Dr. Corrado is currently the Chief of Surgery at SSM-St. Mary’s Audrain Hospital in Mexico, Missouri. He has served as Chief of Staff, Cancer Liaison and Chairman, and has been on each committee of the Audrain Medical Center in the last 36 years.
A long-time supporter of organized medicine, Dr. Corrado is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Missouri Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (Past President and Governor) Missouri State Medical Association, American Medical Association, and an Audrain County Medical Society Past President. Additionally, he is a member of numerous medical and specialty organizations, including the Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Breast Surgeons, Southwest Surgical Society, Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, American Trauma Society, and a Charter Member of the American Society of General Surgeons.
He has been appointed and is currently serving as Instructor/Preceptor in Surgery, A.T. Still Kirksville School of Osteopathic Medicine; Instructor/Preceptor in Surgery, Saint Louis University School of Medicine; and Instructor/Preceptor in Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Presently, he is on the American College of Surgeons Committee on Coaching the Next Generation.
Dr. Corrado has been recognized with several awards, including the American College of Surgeons 30 Year Cancer Liaison Physicians Award; the Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons Outstanding Performance Award; and National Cancer Institute Certificate of Appreciation. He also served on the Board of Governors as a Governor at Large for the American College of Surgeons.
He and his spouse, Donna Glasford Corrado, have five children and eleven grandchildren. Dr. Corrado has remained active in the town of Mexico, Missouri, and surrounding communities since his arrival in 1982, including the Chamber of Commerce, Knights of Columbus, Elks, and Lions clubs. He has been a musician in the church choir at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, and is a guitarist, playing bass, for “Blues Highway.”
Under his tenure as MSMA President, Dr. Corrado will be promoting: