Cynthia Clayton, MD FAAP


Throughout her career, Dr. Clayton’s belief followed the World Health Organization’s definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being.

As a dedicated community Pediatrician for over 40 years in Buffalo, NY and Palm Beach County, FL Cynthia Clayton developed an array of medical health education and health maintenance education for professionals and community organizations.

She developed and managed School Health and public projects as a School physician of a large district in Upstate NY, and also as a member of the School Health Council of Palm Beach County. She also collaborated with the Medical Society of Palm Beach County and the Health Department of Palm Beach County in solving the issues of obesity and mental health. More she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Medical Society of Palm Beach County.

Although retired from practice, her goal is to continue to advocate for children and families, so they will have the opportunity to live a successful life without the worry of poor health.


Education: Smith College B.A., NY University School of Medicine 1967, Pediatric Residence Training and Hematology Fellowship 1967-1971


Elected to the American Academy of Pediatrics as a Fellow 1973-present. Appointed as an Obesity Coach in 2014, one of the initial group of Pediatricians. Served on the Board of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics 2012-2017.

Clinical Associate Professor Pediatrics State University at Buffalo until 2002, Clinical Associate Professor Pediatrics Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine 2011- 2018.

East Aurora Pediatrics for 28 years until Nov 2002, President and managing partner.

Infants and Children-Physician

Caridad Clinic, volunteer physician, between 2002-April 2018.


American Medical Association.

Medical Society of Palm Beach County – Physician volunteer at the Department of Health of Palm Beach County. Community health projects in obesity, access to care, diabetes, and general population health.