Your Caring Robotics Surgeon

Whalen Clark M.D.

Dr. Clark was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. As the fourth generation of his family to live and work in the Tampa Bay area, he maintains close ties to the local community. In addition to spending time with his wife and daughter, he is an adept fisherman who frequents Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

As a board-certified general surgeon specializing in abdominal procedures, Dr. Clark treats a broad range of conditions including gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatal hernias, colorectal cancer, gallbladder disease, and more. By providing patients with exceptional service and individualized treatments that take into account their particular lifestyle and medical needs, Dr. Clark helps patients overcome illnesses without significant disruptions impeding his patients’ ability to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Offering the latest in cutting-edge abdominal surgery, including minimally invasive robotic surgery for hernia repair and tumor removal, Dr. Clark tailors each treatment plan to the needs of his patients. He recognizes that a one-size-fits-all approach to surgery simply doesn’t work and collaborates with patients directly to offer them an unprecedented level of personalization for their treatment plan that reduces the risk of complications and decreases hospitalization times.

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Minimally Invasive
Gastrointestinal Surgery

Dr. Whalen Clark is a renowned, board-certified surgeon with years of experience performing minimally invasive gastrointestinal surgeries with marked success. He respects his patients and his profession and consequently is a respected member of the medical community. Simply put, he is the premier surgeon in the Tampa Bay area.

Dr. Clark stands out from his colleagues in his unique approach to patient care. He is personally invested in the success of his patients, which is why each and every patient is handled in a one-on-one capacity. From intake to recovery, patients are provided with the education and resources necessary for them to take an active role in their health care. By working with Dr. Clark, patients can benefit from improved surgical outcomes and return to a higher quality of life.

Education and

Medical Education

Vanderbilt University cum laude РNashville, TN

University of Florida College of Medicine – Gainesville, FL

  • Doctor of Medicine¬†with research honors



University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine – Tampa, FL

  • General Surgery



Moffitt Cancer Center – Tampa, FL

  • Cancer Biology

Florida Hospital Tampa – Tampa, FL

  • Advanced GI and Minimally Invasive Surgery


Professional Activities

  • American College of Surgeons
  • The Pancreas Club
  • Society of American and Gastrointestional and Endoscopic Surgeons
  • Southeastern Surgical Association
  • Clinical Association of Robotic Surgery


Hospital Memberships

  • AdventHealth Tampa
  • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel
  • FMC Ambulatory Surgery Center, Tampa
  • Memorial Hospital


Special Interests

  • Minimal Invasive Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Hepatopancreatobiliary Surgery
  • Single Site Surgery
  • Surgical Oncology


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery

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