Board Certification and Academic Information
||Pediatrics - Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Professor
Obstetrics/Gynecology - Adjunct Professor
||American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
American Board of Pediatrics (Sub: Ped Cardiology)
National Board of Medical Examiners
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Dr. Clark is the Wilma T. Gibson Presidential Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Utah and Chief Medical Officer of Primary Children’s Medical Center. He also holds adjunct professorships in the Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Bioengineering.
Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Clark received his bachelor’s degree with Honors in Biology from Union College in Schenectady, New York, and medical degree magna cum laude from Albany Medical College. He trained in Internal Medicine at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital Dartmouth Medical School, and in Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions.
Dr. Clark had faculty appointments at the University of Nebraska, the University of Iowa, and the Johns Hopkins University and at the University of Rochester until July of 1996. He assumed his current position in Utah in 1996. He is the Chair of the Pediatrics Guidance Council for Intermountain Health Care.
Dr. Clark has outstanding achievements in biomechanics of the developing cardiovascular system, mechanistic classifications of congenital cardiovascular malformations, and the care of children with chronic illness. In addition to leadership positions in national and international organizations, he is a consultant to the EPA, NIH, and principal investigator of the Utah Vanguard Site of the National Children’s Study, a 25 year longitudinal cohort study of genetics and environment in children’s health and disease.
Dr. Clark is currently engaged with Intermountain Healthcare teams addressing the value proposition in pediatric clinical care in preparation for major changes in health care in the United States. Elements include: a system strategy to avoid unnecessary duplication of clinical services, real-time management of health care resource utilization in inpatient and ambulatory settings, care process models for common pediatric conditions, value driven management of children with chronic illness, and a critical reanalysis of neonatal care systems. These elements are integral to the transition from fee for service to prospective payment.
Dr. Clark is a member of the Society of Scholars of the Johns Hopkins University. He was honored as the 2005 Utah Children’s Advocate of the Year and was recognized with the 2006 Gender Equity Award. He was also nationally recognized with the 2011 Frank H. Morris Jr. Award for leadership in academic pediatrics as well as the 2011 Utah Business Healthcare Heros Lifetime Achievement Award.