What does FACS mean?

The letters FACS (Fellow, American College of Surgeons) after a surgeon's name mean that the surgeon's education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College. Visit the website at www.facs.org for more information.

J. Courtney Clyde, MD, FACS


J. Courtney Clyde, MD, FACS has practiced general surgery in the Spokane area since 1990 and is the past President of the Spokane County Medical Society. He graduated from the University of Utah Medical School and completed his surgery training at the University of Iowa. Dr. Clyde has extensive training in image-guided (Ultrasound and Stereotactic) biopsies of the breast and breast cancer treatment. He is experienced in the placement of devices for partial breast irradiation. One of his special interests is the placement of IV access devices (chest ports, arm ports and tunneled catheters). Dr. Clyde is an active staff member at Sacred Heart Medical Center, Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Deaconess Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital. Dr. Clyde is available to see patients at both our Sacred Heart and Holy Family offices. He provides Acute Trauma Care, Critical Care and Acute Surgical Care at Sacred Heart, the only Level II Trauma center in Eastern Washington.

Surgical Specialties

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