Dr. Cletus Arciero, MD

Breast Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
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Dr. Cletus Arciero, MD
Cletus A. Arciero, MD, FACS, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Surgical Oncology of the Department of Surgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A decorated U.S. Army Colonel, Dr. Arciero joins Emory after serving as Chief of General Surgery and Surgical Oncology, as well as the General Surgery Residency Program Director, at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia. He also served as Chief of Surgery in Kuwait with the 452nd Combat Support Hospital, and twice in Iraq with the 31st Combat Support Hospital and 256th Combat Support Hospital, respectively. He recently completed nine years as an American Cancer Society Commission on Cancer Liaison Physician. At Emory, he is a breast surgeon for the Surgical Oncology Division within Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University, practicing at both Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Arciero serves as the Program Director of the Emory Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship Program. He is the representative of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers at Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Dr. Arciero is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and of the Society of Surgical Oncologist. He holds professional memberships with the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the United States Military Cancer Institute. In 2017, he was selected to the Emory Medicine Professional Leadership Enrichment and Development Program.


Atlanta, GA 30322

Contact Information

(404) 778-3307

Dr. Cletus Arciero, MD

Dr. Cletus Arciero, MD

Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • WellCare

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Dr. Arciero's Experience

Dr. Arciero's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Breast Surgery
  • Board certified in General Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Breast Surgery
  • Breast Oncology
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Breast Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Retina Diseases
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Breast Cancer Surgery
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Rensselaer
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Walter Reed Amc/Natl Capitol Consortium
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Walter Reed Amc/Natl Capitol Consortium
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Fox Chase Cancer Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Windber Cancer Institute-Research Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Arciero has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Arciero's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Arciero to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Arciero's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Stone Mountain, GA |
Absolutely one of the nicest most professional surgeons I've encountered. Really had reservations after reading a bad review but decided to meet with him and form my own opinion. I've had surgeries before and must say I count him among the best. Thanks for your professionalism, your jokes and completely putting my family and I at ease. Would definitely recommend Dr. Arciero with absolutely no hesitation. P. Hendrix-Woodard
in Atlanta, GA |
To start off with his bedside manner is horrendous and his skills as a doctor are questionable to say the least. His botched surgery has left my body disfigured and infected. I've been told it will take years to fix by what has been done under Dr. Arcerero's care but thank God I'm under true professional care now. Please be careful if you choose Dr. Arciero.
I am sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with our doctor patient relationship or the outcome of surgical treatment. There are times when the aggressiveness of the disease (specifically cancer) dictates the surgery and impacts the healing process. I am happy to hear that you have found a provider you are comfortable with and certainly wish you all the best.
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Dr. Arciero accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Tricare
  • WellCare

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Hospitals where Dr. Arciero has admitting privileges

Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road North East
Atlanta, GA 30322
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Emory Johns Creek Hospital
6325 Hospital Pkwy
Johns Creek, GA 30097
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