Hayes Green Beach welcomes new plastic surgeon

Dr. James ClarksonHayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome James Clarkson, M.D., as its new plastic and hand surgeon.

Dr. Clarkson has joined HGB’s Breast Care Center where he will perform breast reconstruction surgery. He also specializes in hand and wrist surgery, as well as skin cancer treatment, facial trauma, body contouring, breast augmentation and reduction.

“I am excited to be part of MSU expanding its surgical services in regions like Charlotte,” Dr. Clarkson said. “I focus on understanding patients and their diagnoses in the interest of their overall health before deciding on the best approach to address their needs.”

Dr. Clarkson is currently an assistant professor of surgery through the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He received his medical training at the London Hospital Medical School and the University College in London, England. He had several plastic surgery residencies throughout England and Scotland. Dr. Clarkson is fellowship trained through the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Clarkson to HGB’s surgical team,” said Matt Rush, FACHE, HGB president and CEO. “He is a great addition to our Breast Care Center, and with his varied background and experiences he will provide many new plastic surgery services to our patients and community. This is just one example of how HGB continues to build on its regional partnerships to support its mission of enhancing community vitality.”

Dr. Clarkson lives in Okemos with his wife, Dr. Maureen Schaefer, who is a forensic anthropologist at MSU, and their two boys, ages 3 and 5.

He sees patients by referral, or can be reached for an appointment at (517) 543-9564 through Capital Area Surgeons.