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Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery

Specializing in Limb Salvage, Aortic Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, Dialysis, Varicose Veins

Pam May Clinic Building, 2nd Floor
911 Bypass Road
Pikeville, KY 41501

Phone/Schedule an Appointment (606) 218-2202
Speciality Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Degrees M.D., J.D.
Areas of Expertise
  • Vascular Surgery
  • Endovascular Surgery

About Dr. Clark

Pikeville Medical Center (PMC) proudly announces the addition of Vascular Surgeon Nancy Stanley Clark, M.D., J.D.

Dr. Clark received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, and her medical degree and an internal medicine internship from The University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington.

She completed her general surgery residency at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD and a vascular surgery fellowship at The Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J.

In addition to medical training she also has attained a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore.

Dr. Clark specializes in limb salvage/wound care, aortic disease, carotid artery disease, dialysis access and varicose veins.

Selecting vascular surgery was an easy choice for her. She worked with a vascular surgeon in Baltimore and she said the specialty immediately appealed to her.

“Vascular surgery is very similar to plumbing and conceptually easy to understand,” she said. “You have a blockage in an artery just like you have a clogged pipe. You have to reroute the water, or the blood flow, around the blockage. That is basically what vascular surgeons do.”

She says treating vascular patients is an opportunity to care for critically ill patients.

“I was able to combine my initial internal medicine training with surgery and I really liked that,” she said.

Dr. Clark is a native of Pike County. She graduated from the Pikeville Independent School System.

Her family footprint is seen throughout the city. Amba Street, Garred Street, Perry Street, Billie Sue Avenue and Myra Barnes Avenue in downtown Pikeville were named after Dr. Clark’s grandmother, mother, aunts and uncles. Her grandparents were Amba Steele Cline and Jacob Perry Cline Sr., the son of the historic Hatfield McCoy Feud’s Perry A. Cline.

When Dr. Clark was in Junior High School, the late Pam May moved into her neighborhood. They developed a heart-felt, lifelong relationship that would impact Dr. Clark in a valuable way.

“She was my mentor and my friend,” said Dr. Clark.

Dr. Clark managed a successful private practice in Baltimore and it was initially a difficult decision to leave. However, after many prayers, it became clear that this opportunity should be embraced.

“I am not exactly sure what made the difference, but perhaps it was an impressive campus modeled after Mayo Clinic that provides state-of-the-art care for eastern Kentucky, northwestern Virginia, southwestern West Virginia and east Tennessee.

“Maybe it was because the hospital had grown so much and it was clear there was something special here. PMC has this big campus and a very modern cafeteria with a beautiful panoramic view. It may have even helped when they told me they would get the equipment I needed and there would never be an issue,” she said.

Dr. Clark said she prayed a lot and it just seemed like it was the right thing to do.

Dr. Clark was the last physician Pam May recruited for PMC.

She says she has a unique opportunity here.

“I feel like I can really talk to patients since I grew up in Pikeville. It is natural for me to just pull up a chair, sit and hold someone’s hand or whatever it takes to deliver the message and talk about the situation in plain terms where the person can understand.”

Dr. Clark is located in the PMC Heart and Vascular Institute on the 2nd floor of the PMC Clinic.

Medical Education

University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Union Memorial Hospital

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Pikeville Medical Center