Dr. Ed Clifford, MD, FACS

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

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Dr. Ed Clifford, FACS, realizes that medical concerns such as breast cancer that require surgical intervention can be overwhelming. Since joining Baylor Scott & White 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. He is 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 has also served as the Chief of Surgery at Baylor Medical Center at Irving.

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.  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.


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 & his staff are GREAT! What is often time a scary diagnosis was very manageable & straightforward. I was left feeling confident that I was in very good hands.


Dr. Ed Clifford’s

Official CV

  • Work Experience
  • Education & Training
  • Award and Honors
  • Breast Cancer & Oncologic Surgeon, Baylor Scott & White Surgical Group of North Texas (2006 – present)
  • President of Medical Staff, Baylor Medical Center, (present)
  • Chief of Surgery, Baylor Medical Center, Irving, Texas (2006 – 2008)

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor – UT Southwestern (various years – present)
  • Course Director, American Society of Breast Surgeons on Genetics (2016)
  • Vice Chairman Department of Surgery, St. Paul University Hospital, (2000 – 2005)
  • Chairman Cancer Committee, St. Paul University Hospital, (1999 – 2004)
  • Chief of General Surgery, St Paul University Hospital, (1998 – 2000)


  • 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

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Super Doctor, various years, Texas Monthly
  • Magna Cum Laude, University of Richmond
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of Richmond


  • Clifford EJ, De Vol EB, Pockaj BA, Wilde LG, Boughey JC. Early results from a novel quality outcomes program: The American Society of Breast Surgeons’ Mastery of Breast Surgery. Ann. Surg. Once. 2010 Oct; 17 Suppl 3:233-41.
  • Meng S, Tripathy D, Shete S, Ashfaq, R, Saboorian H, Haley B, Frenkel E, Euhus D, Leitch M, Osborne C, Clifford E, Perkins S, Beitsch PD, Khan A, Morrison L, Herlyn D, Tersteppen LW, Lane N, Uhr J. uPAR and HER-2 Gene Status in Individual Breast Cancer Cells and Tissues. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2006 November 14; 103(46):17361-17365.
  • Peitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Whitworth P, Abarca A. Improved Lymphatic Mapping Technique for Breast Cancer. Breast Journal 7(4), August 2001, pg. 219-223.

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