Whalen Clark, MD, FACS

General Surgery


North Tampa

  • Accepting new patients
About Whalen Clark, MD, FACS

Dr. Clark was born and raised in Tampa and is the fourth generation of his family to reside here. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter. He is an avid fisherman and enjoys fishing both in Tampa Bay and the Gulf.

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery
Medical Education

Vanderbilt University cum laude
Nashville, 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
FMC Ambulatory Surgery Center, Tampa
Memorial Hospital

Special Interests

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

Physician Team

Brandon 2020 Town Center Blvd Brandon, Florida 33511  Suite C


2020 Town Center Blvd
Brandon, Florida 33511

Suite C

North Tampa 14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, Florida 33613  Suite B

North Tampa

14547 Bruce B Downs Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33613

Suite B

Florida Medical Clinic Orlando Health participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
  • CarePlus Medicare HMO
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare HMO (including Gold Plus HMO)
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Longevity Health Plan
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
Partners Direct Health (includes Hendry Marine Industries, ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, & Trustmark- Word of Life)
Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
Wellcare by Allwell (Medicare Advantage HMO Plan)
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare

Video Gallery

What is a Hernia?

Dr. Whalen Clark explains the various types of hernias, causes and how to treat them.

Robotic Surgery

What are the benefits of robotic surgery? Dr. Clark explains how this precise surgical approach can lead to faster recovery and less pain.


"I feel like I hit the health-care lotto"

It has been a couple of months since my surgery and I feel like I hit the health-care lotto in going from a less than exceptional experience dealing with an acute diverticulitis attack at a local hospital to sincere and superior care from Dr. Clark and his primary nurse Jessica. Too often a patient doesn't feel they're getting a personal connection in the communications and exchanges with their physician and respective staff - the business side tends to come through. Not so with this pair -- clear communication, a desire for me to understand and engage in the discussion of my treatment and an open path to any follow-on treatment based on need. The procedure went great and my recovery was right on par with what they told me to expect if I followed recommended guidelines. I am very grateful to them for the care and support I received.... Read More +
Cliff R.

"I am a fan for life!"

I was referred to Dr. Clark by my gastrointestinal doctor yesterday because I was experiencing severe lowermost right side abdominal pain (indicative of appendicitis). His front office staff was super kind (Portia at check in and Marisol getting my vitals). This man did not have one bit of history with me yet he listened intently and examined me with care and spoke with me about my options as if I were a person in his family. Dr. Clark agreed surgery was needed sooner rather than later and suggested I proceed to the ER of the local hospital and get the CT scan which would allow us to move ahead. He arrived around 5 pm and was very matter of fact yet caring at the same time in the pre-op room then off we went! After what appears to be a successful surgery (I am home and feeling really good not even 15 hours later!) Dr. Clark took the time to call my husband and assure him all was well. I am a fan for life! Thank you all so much. ... Read More +
Beth B. - Tampa, FL

"I would highly recommend Dr. Clark to anyone"

Dr. Clark performed almost emergency surgery on me and was an excellent surgeon. He has such a calming, soothing manner about him that it made it very easy for me to trust him and believe that he knew exactly what he needed to do. I would highly recommend Dr. Clark to anyone.
Allette C. - Riverview

"Very thorough & welcoming"

Dr. Clark was very thorough and welcoming. I felt comfortable and prepared for my procedure. Thank you Dr. Clark!
Dr. Clark performed surgery on my wife. He was responsive and office staff was pleasant.

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