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Edward J. Clifford
MD

Edward Clifford
MD

Surgical Group of North Texas
1056 Texan Trail
Grapevine, TX 76051

Grapevine

Texas (TX)

Contact Contact Edward J. Clifford
T: 817-251-0070
F: 817-527-6610

Visit: www.surgicalgroupnt.com
Surgery, General; Genetic Medicine

Surgery, General

Genetic Medicine


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Board certified Dr. Edward Clifford specializes in general and oncologic surgery with an emphasis on breast cancer and genetics. Dr. Clifford 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. He is widely published in Surgical Oncology, including the article “Assessing, Counseling, and Treating Patients at High Risk for Breast Cancer” in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. Dr. Clifford is honored to again be named to the 2018 Texas Super Doctors list.

Published In:

Texas Super Doctors 2018
Texas Super Doctors 2017
Texas Super Doctors 2016
Texas Super Doctors 2009
Texas Super Doctors 2008
Texas Super Doctors 2004

About Edward Clifford

Medical School: Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, University of

Graduation Year: 1986

Professional Webpage: www.surgicalgroupnt.com/our-team/ed-clifford/

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Recertified, American Board of Surgery

2012

Recertified, American Board of Surgery

2002

Certified, American Board of Surgery

1992

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Professional Activity:

Society of Surgical Oncology

Cancer Liaison Physician ACS Commission on Cancer

Medicare Carrier Advisory Committee (CAC), 1999-present

Southwestern Surgical Congress

Texas Medical Association

Dallas County Medical Society

American Society of Breast Surgeons

                      Research Committee 2003-2007

                      Chairman, Research Committee-2008

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Invited Speaker/Faculty:

1)      “Postgraduate Course on Breast Cancer”, Faculty. Sponsored by Southwestern Surgical

Congress, Rancho Mirage, California. 1997.

 

2)      “Lymphatic Mapping”. Faculty. University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas. 1998, 1999.

 

3)      “Scintimammography”. Society of Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Dallas, Texas. 1998.

 

4)      “Scintimammography”. Dallas Area Mammography Society. 1997.

 

5)      “Scintimammography-A New View of the Breast”. Dallas Society of General Surgeons.  Dallas, Texas. 1997.

 

6)      “Oncology 2000”. St. Paul University Hospital, Course Director. Speaker.

 

7)      American Society of Breast Surgeons. Postgraduate Course. “Sentinel lymph node dissection in breast cancer” Atlanta, GA.  April 2003.

 

8)      Breast Cancer Update. Las Colinas, Texas September 2004.

 

9)      Myriad Genetics Laboratories “Breast Cancer and BRCA Mutations”, Salt Lake City, Utah April 2005.

 

10)   American Society of Breast Surgeons, Breakfast Symposium; “Management of Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer. Baltimore, MD. April 2006.

 

11)   Grand Rounds, “Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer”, St. Josephs Medical Center, Detroit, MI. October 2006.

 

12)   American Society of Breast Surgeons, Symposium. “Controversies in Hereditary Breast and

        Ovarian Cancer”. Phoenix, AZ. April 2007.

 

13)  American Society of Breast Surgeons, Symposium. “Update on Hereditary Breast and         Ovarian Cancer”, New York City, May 2008.

 

14) Grand Rounds “Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer”.  Sally Jobe Breast Center, Denver, CO. April 2008.

Presentations:

1)      Brinkman JD, Clifford EJ, Coucair RJ, Poulos E. Intracystic Carcinoma of the Breast.  Presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress. 1987.

 

2)      Clifford EJ, Fry RE, Clagett GP, et.al. Extended in-situ saphenous vein reconstruction. Presented at North Texas American College of Surgeons. March 1998. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress. April 1988.

 

3)      Cline RW, Poulos E, Clifford EJ. An assessment of potential complications caused by intra-peritoneal gallstones. Presented at North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons, March 1993.

 

4)      Schrapps JF, Adams JG, Sanchez, J, Clifford EJ, Crim R, Poulos E. Establishment of surgical endoscopic capability: Impact on resident experience. Presented at North Texas Chapter of American College of Surgeons, March 1993.

 

5)      Clifford EJ, Lugo C. Scintimammography: A new view of the breast. Presented at American Radium Society, Paris, France, May 1995.

 

6)      Schrapps JF, Poulos E, Clifford IJ. The importance of age as prognostic factors in survival of breast cancer. Presented at North Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons, Dallas, Texas May 1995.

 

7)      Schrapps JF, Clifford EJ. Male breast cancer. Presented at North Texas American College of Surgeons. 1995.

 

8)      Clifford EJ, Lugo C. Scintimammography in diagnosis of breast cancer. Presented at   Southwestern Surgical Congress, Scottsdale, AZ, April 1996.

 

9)      Mikos G, Clifford EJ. Extramammary breast cancer. Presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress, 1997.

 

10)   Nawariahu F. Euhus D, Beitsch P, Clifford EJ. Sentinel node dissection. Presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress. 1997.

 

11)   Clifford EJ, Beitsch P. Failure of sentinel lymph node dissection in the previously radiated breast. Presented at 1st International Congress on Sentinel Node in Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1999.

 

12)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Whitworth P. Improved lymphatic mapping for breast cancer. Presented at 1st International Congress on Sentinel Node n Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1999.

 

13)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Whitworth P. Improved lymphatic mapping for breast cancer.  Presented at Society of Surgical Oncology, 1999.

 

14)   Hoover S, Clifford EJ, Beitsch PD. Incidence of non-sentinel lymph node involvement in patients with occult sentinel lymph node metastases. Presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress, San Diego, CA, April 1999.

 

15)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Rao C, Terstappen L, Uhr J. Detection of carcinoma in cells in the blood of breast cancer patients. Presented at Society of Surgical Oncology, New Orleans, LA, March 16-19, 2000.

 

16)   Litz C, Miller R, Ewing G, Odell D, Clifford EJ, Beitsch PD. Intraoperative sentinel node touch imprints are not sensitive in detecting metastatic carcinoma. Presented at Canadian American Academy of Pathology. New Orleans, LA, March 2000.

 

17)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ. Improved lymphatic mapping technique for breast cancer. Presented at 11th International Congress of Senology, Cancun, Mexico, May 14-18, 2000.

 

18)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Litz C, Ewing G. Prospective treatment of DCIS with sentinel lymph node biopsy. Presented at Sentinel 2000, Los Angeles CA. December 1-4, 2000.

 

19)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Abarca A. Correlation of sentinel node status to breast cancer cells in peripheral blood and bone marrow. Presented at Sentinel 2000, Los Angeles, CA, December 1-4, 2000.

 

20)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Miller R, Ewing G, Odell D. Intraoperative sentinel lymph node touch imprints are not sensitive in detecting metastatic breast carcinoma. Presented at Sentinel 2000, Los Angeles, CA, December 1-4, 2000.

 

21)   Clifford EJ, Kaplan RJ, Beitsch PD. Intra-operative gross margin evaluation of breast lumpectomy specimens. Presented at North Texas Chapter ACS. Dallas, TX February 2003.

 

22)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Roberts C, Litz C. Correlation by pathologist of micrometastatic disease in breast sentinel nodes. Presented at American Society of Breast Surgeons, Atlanta GA, April 2003. 

 

 

Publications:

1)      Clifford EJ, Fry R. Clagett G, Fisher D, Fry W. Results of In-situ Saphenous Vein Bypass to the Foot.  American Journal of Surgery. 158(6):502-5, December 1989.

 

2)      Adams J. Clifford EJ, Henry R, Poulos E. Selective Monitoring in Abdominal Aortic Surgery. American Surgeons, 559-63, September 1993.

 

3)      Cline RW, Poulos E, Clifford EJ. An Assessment of Potential Complications Caused by Intra-peritoneal Gallstones. American Surgeon. 60(5):303-5, May 1994.

 

4)      Clifford EJ, Lugo-Zamudio C. Scintimammography in the Diagnosis of Breast Cancer. American Journal of Surgery 172(5):483-6, November 1996.

 

5)      Nawariahu F. Euhus D, Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ. Sentinel Node dissection in Breast Cancer. American Journal of Surgery 176(6):529-531, December 1998.

 

6)      Clifford EJ, Beitsch P. Failure of Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection in the Previously Radiated Breast.  European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, April 1999 (abstract).

 

7)      Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Whitworth P. Improved Lymphatic Mapping for Breast Cancer.  European Journal of Nuclear Medicine, April 1999. (abstract).

 

8)      Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ. Detection of Carcinoma Cells in the Blood of Breast Cancer Patients. American Journal of Surgery, Vol.180, December 2000, pg. 446-449.

 

9)      Litz C, Miller G, Ewing G, Clifford EJ, Beitsch PD. Intraoperative Sentinel Lymph Node Touch Imprints Are Not Sensitive in Detecting Metastatic Carcinoma. Modern Pathology, Vol. 15, Number 3, March 2000.

 

10)   Beitsch PD, Clifford EJ, Whitworth P, Abarca A. Improved Lymphatic Mapping Technique for Breast Cancer. Breast Journal 7(4), August 2001, pg. 219-223.

 

11)   Fehm T. Sagalowsky A. Clifford EJ, Beitsch P, Saboorian H, Euhus D, Morrison L, Tucker T, Lane N. Ghadimi M, Heselmeyer-Haddad K, Reid T, Rao C, Uhr J. Cytogenetic Evidence That Circulating Epithelial Cells in Patients With Carcinoma Are Malignant. Clinical Cancer Research 2002 July 8 (7) pg 2073-2084.

 

12)   Litz CE, Beitsch PD, Roberts CA, Ewing G, Clifford EJ. Intraoperative Cytologic Diagnosis of Breast Sentinel Lymph Nodes in the Routine, Non-academic Setting: A Highly specific Test with Limited Sensitivity. The Breast Journal 10 (5), 2004, pg 383-387

 

13)   Meng S, Tripathy D, Shete S, Ashtag R, Haley B, Perkins S, Beitsch PD, Khan A, Euhus D, Osborne C, Frenkel E, Hoover S, Leitch M, Clifford E, Vitetta E, Morrison L, Herlyn D, Tersteppen LW, Fleming T, Tucker T, Lane N, Uhr J. HER-2 Gene Amplification can be Acquired as Breast Cancer Progresses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2004 June 22; 101 (25): 9393-9398.

 

  14)  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.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Research Grants:

1)      Scintimammography. St Paul Medical Foundation and Dupont-Merck. $10,000.

 

2)      A Comparison of Scintimammography and MRI in Evaluating Response to Neo-adjuvant Chemotherapy. St. Paul Medical Foundation. Approved, $25,000. 

Educational Background:

University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, BA Chemistry, June 1982

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, M.D. Degree, May 1986

Internship/Residency-General Surgery, St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas, Texas, July 1986-1991, Chief Resident,1990-1991


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