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Harrell Oba Lightfoot
Cone Health Medical Group

Harrell Oba Lightfoot, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Thoracic Surgery,
  • Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
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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