Clark G. Warden
Clark G. Warden, MD, JD, FACS is a native New Orleanian who joined the
Chehardy Sherman Williams firm in 2016 in order to provide invaluable
insight and guidance to the firm’s clients in the medical field.
As a practicing surgeon for over 27 years, he has had extensive experience
in various aspects of the healthcare delivery system and the resultant
legal implications. He has had personal experience in most aspects of
healthcare law including employment, insurance, medical staff and malpractice
issues. He also has experience in building and managing medical offices,
ambulatory surgical centers and surgical specialty hospitals. This broad
experience in multiple aspects of healthcare law, in addition to continuing
to practice as a surgeon, gives him a unique perspective on the legal
challenges that healthcare professionals face on a daily basis.
Dr. Warden received his B.S. in Engineering with Honors in Biomedical Engineering
from the Tulane University School of Engineering and his medical degree
from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a surgical residency
at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 and is board
certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care and is a Fellow
of The American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Warden currently practices surgery with the Surgical Specialists of
Louisiana, whom he joined in 2003 after he spent 14 years in South Mississippi
building the leading general surgery practice in the region He currently
specializes in laparoscopic bariatric surgery. He is a Clinical Instructor
in the Department of Surgery at Tulane Medical School and additionally,
he is a national proctor who teaches and credentials other bariatric surgeons.
Dr. Warden has served in many medical leadership positions on the local,
state, and national level including Medical Director of Southern Surgical
Hospital, Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Staff of
Singing River Hospital, the American College of Surgeons Cancer Liaison
Physician for the state of Mississippi, President of the Mississippi State
Medical Association Young Physicians Section and delegate to the AMA Young
Physicians Section. He also served as the Chairman of the Jackson County
Chamber of Commerce.
As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Warden has also been recognized by his peers
and in multiple publications for excellence in surgery, including
Best Doctors in America,
Guide to America’s Top Surgeons and
New Orleans Magazine Top Doctors in Surgery. In 2017, Dr. Warden was admitted as a Fellow of
the American College of Legal Medicine.