James H Mcclenathan, MD, FACS

Professor, Surgery - (Clinical Scholar Track)

James H. McClenathan, MD, is a professor with the University of Arizona Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery. He is a diplomat, board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. McClenathan received his medical degree from George Washington University, School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. He completed his surgical training at Stanford University Hospital in Stanford, California. In addition, he completed special fellowship training at the National Health Institute, Heart and Lung Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.

Before joining the University of Arizona in 2008, Dr. McClenathan was affiliated with Stanford University Hospital and the Kaiser Permanente Hospital Group in Santa Clara, California. At Kaiser Permanente, he also held the appointment of chief of surgery. Dr. McClenathan has received numerous teaching awards and is very active with the Department of Surgery Medical Student Program and the General Surgery Residency Program. He is a great mentor to up and coming graduates.

Dr. McClenathan specializes in the practice of general surgery, specifically in soft tissue masses, breast surgery, gallbladder removal, and other general laparoscopic procedures.

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Research Interests

Burkitt's lymphoma
Surgical education


  • MD: George Washington University, 1972
Stanford University Hospital, 1979
National Health Institute, Heart and Lung Institute
University of Michigan, 1974
  1. General Surgery
  2. Breast Surgery
Clinical Practice
  • Soft Tissue Masses
  • Breast Surgery
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Hernias
  • Other General and Laparoscopic and Open Procedures
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Surgery