William H. Polk, MD

General Surgery & Surgical Oncology

dr william polk best general and oncology surgeon in nashville at the surgical clinic downtown nashville

Dr. William Polk

Board Certified General Surgeon
Surgical Oncologist


Downtown Clinic

410 42nd Ave. North | Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37209
TEL  615.329.7887   FAX  615.340.4537
Mon – Fri 7:30am – 4:00pm

Paducah Clinic

225 Medical Centre Drive | Suite 308
Paducah, KY 42003


Adrenal Surgery
Benign Conditions in the Hepatobiliary System
Bile Duct Tumors
Complex Colon, Rectal & Anal
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Esophageal Surgery
Esophageal & Gastric Malignancies
Gallbladder Surgery
Gastric Surgery
Gastrointestinal Malignancy
General Surgery
GIST Tumors
Hepatic Malignancy
Hepatobiliary Carcinomas
Liver Resection
Liver Surgery
Liver Tumors & Malignancies
Melanoma and Soft Tissue Surgery
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Pancreatic Carcinoma
Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Surgery
Pancreatic Malignancy
Pancreatic Surgery
Pulmonary and Mediastinal Surgery
Retroperitoneal Sarcomas
Stomach Cancers


Whipple Procedure
Liver resection


Sarah Cannon

Surgical Oncology/HPB Program
Medical Director
Surgical Oncology


Medical School:

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Professional SOCIETIES:

American Board of Surgery

Meet Dr. Polk

As a board certified general surgeon, Dr. William Polk specializes in surgical oncology at The Surgical Clinic in Nashville, TN. Dr. Polk did his fellowship at the largest cancer hospital in the world, Kettering Cancer Center. He’s able to bring that expertise with many years of experience since back to his hometown in Nashville.

Surgical Oncology

At The Surgical Clinic, our surgical oncologists work as a team to form a treatment plan that is best for each patient. Everything we do at our practice of surgical oncology in Davidson County is individualized to the patient and the disease. Our network of general surgeons who specialize in surgical oncology allows our expertise to broaden and treat each patient with the most tailored and advanced care possible.

dr william polk gets the 1st covid 19 vaccine in tennessee, best surgical oncologist at the surgical clinic in nashville

First COVID-19 vaccine in Tennessee

Dr. Polk, surgical oncologist at The Surgical Clinic, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday afternoon at Clinical Research Associates, a Nashville business that for months has collected data as part of the @Pfizer clinical trial. Dr. Polk was also a volunteer in the these trials.

Polk’s vaccination came ahead of a highly anticipated vaccine rollout by the Tennessee state government and major hospitals, which are poised to receive their first doses Thursday and begin vaccinations shortly after that. About 56,000 doses are set to arrive at hospitals, and injections could begin within hours.

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