Dr. Clifton Lewis

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Dr. Clifton Lewis is a board-certified Cardiothoracic Surgeon specializing in the latest surgical techniques, with additional interest in minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Lewis’ extensive training at the Texas Heart Institute and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center provides patients with the most comprehensive care available.

Dr. Lewis will render second opinions and frequently assess patients who are considered high risk operative candidates at other centers.

The greatest reward I receive from being a heart surgeon is seeing a patient who’s quality of life had hit rock bottom due to an ailment, and using the most advanced surgical techniques available to give them back the ability to lead a normal, healthy life.

Dr. Lewis knew from a young age that his path in life would lead him to be a heart surgeon. Growing up with a father who practiced medicine, he realized the rewards of healing.

Being an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hiking, skiing, hunting and fishing, Dr. Lewis understands the benefits of having a healthy heart. Even after being a surgeon for more than two decades, he still carries the same enthusiasm he did as a child.

The advancements in surgical techniques since I started, combined with the success rate we enjoy at Princeton Baptist Medical Center and the success stories we hear from our patients, are some of the most priceless gifts I have.

Dr Clifton Lewis and family

Dr. Lewis and his wife Anne have three children, and are proud grandparents.

Dr. Lewis’s HeartValveSurgery.com Profile

Undergraduate Education:

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

Medical School:

University of Alabama School of Medicine


University of Alabama in Birmingham, General Surgery
07/1983 – 06/1984


University of Alabama in Birmingham, General Surgery
07/1984 – 06/1987

Chief Resident in General Surgery at the University of Alabama in Birmingham
07/1987 – 06/1988

Texas Heart Institute, Cardiovascular and Peripheral Vascular Surgery
07/1988 – 06/1990


State of Florida

Board of Medical Examiners of the State of Alabama


American Board of Surgery


American Board of Thoracic Surgery

2001, 2011


Alpha Omega Alpha
American College of Surgeons – Fellow
Florida Medical Association
Sarasota County Medical Society
Tinsley Harrison Society
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons – Fellow
The Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society
The Cooley Hands Society
American College of Chest Physicians – Fellow
American College of Cardiology – Fellow
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Heart Valve Society of America
International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

Professional Societies:

The Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Jefferson County Medical Society
American Medical Association
John W. Kirklin Society
Fellow American College of Cardiology
Fellow American College of Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons


Alpha Epsilon Delta – Premed Honors Society
Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical School Scholarship
Chi Delta Phi – English Honors
Beta Beta Beta – Biology Honors Society

Medical School:
AOA Honor Society
Tinsley Harrison Medical Student Society
Superior Scholarship Certificate

Click for a list of Papers and Presentations.