James Clay Thornton, MD is part of our Health First team. He is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Before arriving at Health First, Dr. Thornton was a physician with Stuart Cardiovascular Associates, PLLC in Stuart, FL.

Dr. Thornton completed residencies in both general and thoracic surgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He earned his Doctor of Medicine from The Ohio State University School of Medicine in Columbus, OH and Bachelor of Science in biology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH.

Dr. Thornton is a member of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians.

Board Certification

American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Area of Expertise

Coronary Artery Bypass with Arterial Conduits, Off-pump Coronary Artery Bypass

Internship and Residency

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals of Cleveland (General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Education

The Ohio State University School of Medicine – Wittenberg University

Affiliations

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American College of Chest Physicians