Dr. Clark joined the administrative team of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System as Chief of Staff of the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in 1997 and became Chief Medical Officer when the VCU Health System was created in July of 2000.
In his current role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Clark oversees the clinical quality and safety, graduate medical education, decision support, medical informatics, utilization management, and medical staff functions of the Health System. In addition, Dr. Clark maintains an active general internal medicine practice in both the ambulatory and inpatient care settings.
Dr. Clark serves on a variety of regional and national groups focused on improving the quality and safety of health care including the External Advisory Panel for Anthem BC/BS's Quality Insights program, the Cigna MidAtlantic Physician Advisory Council, the University Health System Consortium Clinical Evaluative Sciences Council, and advisory panels on quality and safety for the Virginia Hospital and Health Care Association.
Dr. Clark has been recognized in regional and national rankings for his expertise in clinical General Internal Medicine and has lectured and published in the areas of utilization management, clinical quality improvement, and patient safety.
Dr. Clark is a native of Bath County, Virginia and received his B.S. Degree in biology from the College of William and Mary and his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.