Title: Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Former Founding Chair
Company: MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Location: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Gary S. Clark, MD, MMM, CPE, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Former Founding Chair at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and MetroHealth Rehabilitation Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in rehabilitative and reconstructive medicine.
Dr. Clark is the former founding chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University, and the current Medical Director of Therapy Services and Director of the Division of Education and Training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Building on more than 40 years of expertise in rehabilitative medicine, including rehabilitative services for amputee patients, Dr. Clark is also a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Case Western Reserve University, where he has taught since 2002 in addition to his direct patient care. Inspired by the work of his father, Dr. Gerald Robert Clark, a physician specializing in the treatment of patients with intellectual disabilities, Dr. Clark knew that he wanted to be a physician from a young age. He studied pre-medicine at Pennsylvania State University, graduating cum laude in 1973, and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in 1975. Dr. Clark completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital before beginning his practice and continued to pursue additional education throughout his career, becoming a diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American College of Physician Executives. In 2004, he was awarded a Master of Medical Management by the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University.
Dr. Clark has been named one of Castle-Connolly’s Top Doctors in America each year since 2011 and one of Cleveland’s Best Doctors for more than 15 consecutive years. He is a former Director of the ABPMR, was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society, and presented with an AAP Outstanding Service Award in 2009, among many other honors. Dr. Clark has contributed extensively to book chapters and professional journal articles, and he is the co-editor of “A Stroke Family Guide and Resource,” 1984. He is proud of the impact that he has had on training and supporting the next generation of specialist medical professionals, and is proud to have been able to make a difference working directly with patients and residents as well as at an academic and administrative level. Dr. Clark credits his success to the support of his wife and colleagues and looks forward to retiring within five years in order to travel and spend more time with family.
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