Dr. Richard Clay, MD

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Cardiac Surgery | Male

Huntsville Cardiothoracic Surgeons 201 Sivley Rd SW Ste 300 Huntsville, AL 35801 Get Directions
Dr. Richard Clay, MD

Dr. Richard Clay, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Huntsville, AL. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Clay is affiliated with Huntsville Hospital.

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Dr. Clay's Reviews

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Dr. Clay's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Ardmore, TN |
Dr. Clay was an excellent doctor and I would recommend him above any other heart surgeon. He was also kind, which meant a lot to me and to my family. Wonderful man/excellent doctor! Huntsville is blessed to have him.
in Madison AL |
Horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!
in Huntsville, AL |
He organizes support team and uses his resources well. He is definitely a straight shooter who tells it like it is and covers each scenario with patient.
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  •  Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
  •  Board certified in Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Alabama not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracic Cancer
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Education

  • Medical School
    University of South Alabama / College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Bridgeport Hospital

    Completed in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Bridgeport Hospital

    Completed in 1986

    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 1989

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Cleveland Clinic

    Completed in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Critical Care Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Replacement
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy