One of the top breast cancer surgeons in DFW also specializing in oncologic surgical procedures

Dr. Ed Clifford, FACS, realizes that medical concerns such as breast cancer that require surgical intervention can be overwhelming. Since joining the Surgical Group of North Texas, Dr. Clifford has become well regarded as one of the top breast surgeons in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. He also specializes in general and oncologic surgery, providing his patients with the personalized, hands-on care that has become the signature of SGNT.

Dr.Clifford is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is currently the Chief of Surgery at Baylor Medical Center at Irving. Dr. Clifford is also active in the Society of Surgical Oncology, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and American Society of Breast Surgeons, where he has served on and chaired the research committee.

Dr. Clifford’s training began with an undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond in Virginia and then medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He chose surgery as a specialty because he liked the idea of fixing the problem, rather than just treating it. As he says, “Appendicitis goes away, high blood pressure does not.” He conducted his medical internship and surgical training at St. Paul University Hospital in Dallas where his first rotation was in the breast clinic. Through this, he developed a passion for the challenges associated with breast cancer surgery, which continues to be a large part of his practice today.

An active mountaineer and guide, Dr. Clifford lives in Coppell, Texas, with his wife and two children.

What Dr. Clifford’s clients say

Dr. Clifford did a fantastic job.  He’s very kind, skilled and compassionate.  He makes a difficult situation less stressful and turns negatives into positives.” If you want to add to it or change it that would be fine, just let me know! Again, I greatly appreciate your time!

Rebecca O.

Dr. Clifford did my surgery. It went so well and there was no pain or need for medication. I would highly recommend Dr. Clifford to other people.



Dr. Clifford did a fantastic job. He’s very kind, skilled and compassionate. He makes a difficult situation less stressful and turns negatives into positives.


Dr. Ed Clifford’s

Official CV

  • Work Experience
  • Education & Training
  • Award and Honors
  • Breast Cancer & Oncologic Surgeon, Surgical Group of North Texas (2006 – present)
  • Chief of Surgery, Baylor Medical Center, Irving Texas (2006 – present)
  • Vice Chairman Department of Surgery
  • Chairman Cancer Committee, St. Paul University Hospital
  • Chief of General Surgery, St Paul University Hospital


  • St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, TX – Chief Resident
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School – M.D
  • University of Richmond, B.A. Chemistry

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery
  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • Texas Super Doctor, December 2016, Texas Monthly
  • Texas Super Doctor, December 2009, Texas Monthly
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Richmond
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Richmond

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