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Harrell Oba Lightfoot
Cone Health Medical Group

Harrell Oba Lightfoot, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Thoracic Surgery,
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Patient Rating
4.8/5 (Based on 50 Reviews)
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Harrell Lightfoot, MD, is fellowship trained in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.


His clinical interests include coronary revascularization, valvular heart disease, transcatheter aortic valve replacement and robot-assisted thoracic surgery. 


Dr. Lightfoot has a strong interest in programs focused on patient education and empowerment. He has dedicated much of his training and career providing care to underserved communities. 



Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MD


The Johns Hopkins University, BA, Biology


Emory University, General Surgery


University of Texas Southwestern, Cardiothoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery


Provider Review Comments

August 26, 2021
*Dr. Lightfoot took his time and explained procedures, options, etc. He was never dismissive of any questions we had. Very thorough!
August 16, 2021
Good; *Dr. Lightfoot is so kind, makes you feel better. I'm blessed to have him to care for me.
June 14, 2021
Great Doctor
May 11, 2021
*Dr. Lightfoot is a super star!
May 09, 2021
Dr, Lightfoot is one of the most caring physicians I have ever had. He takes time to listen about my concerns and explains everything and makes sure I understand what he has told me. He is soft spoken and reassuring.
March 24, 2021
very good
February 19, 2021
Dr Lightfoot has always taken the time to explain the information he's providing.
November 30, 2020
I was not prepared for the seriousness and resulting pain from the surgery. It was more invasive than I expected, and the recovery was more difficult.
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