Clifford A. Cranford, JR., MD

Dr. Clifford Cranford was born and raised in Newnan, Ga. He attended Emory University and Emory University School of Medicine. After graduating from medical school, he trained in General Surgery at Grady Memorial and other Emory affiliated hospitals in Atlanta, Ga. When he finished his training at Grady, he partook in a yearlong fellowship in gastrointestinal surgery and endoscopy under the direction of Professor Alfred Cuschieri at University of Dundee-Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scottland. 


Dr. Cranford is Board Certified with the American Board of Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Surgeons. He has been practicing in Newnan, Ga since 1985 specializing in gastrointestinal diseases including minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, endoscopy, breast disease, cancer, and thyroid/parathyroid surgery. Dr. Cranford was one of the first surgeons to perform laparoscopic surgery in the Southeast. 

He is married to Val, sister of Dr. Frank Powell and also a Newnan native. Val is an active participant in the Newnan community. She is a founding member of The Samaritan Clinic for indigent care and the children’s shelter Angel’s House. Dr. Cranford has four children and attends the First Methodist Church in Newnan. When he is not working, he enjoys cooking, hunting and spending time with his family.