Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, is associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Adolf Meyer Chronic Pain Treatment Programs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. He holds joint appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine and of Mental Hygiene in the Department of Mental Health in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Clark specializes in the care of patients with chronic medical illnesses. In addition to being an active clinician, he educates students across multiple disciplines and lectures internationally on topics relating to patient-centered care, case formulation, rehabilitation for chronic illnesses, interdisciplinary program building, and the concepts of medical education.
As medical director for Global Services at Johns Hopkins Medicine International (JHI), Dr. Clark oversees medical quality, due diligence, and education programming for all international affiliates, strategic partnerships, and managed hospitals in 15 countries, including Chile, Panama, Turkey, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, and Japan. JHI is the largest international health care enterprise sponsored by an academic medical center with a mission to improve health care around the world by realizing the vision of a truly integrated international system of medical care, education, and research.
A fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Dr. Clark currently devotes much of his research to the psychiatric aspects of somatic symptoms such as chronic dizziness and pain. His investigations include studies on neuropathic pain, substance abuse, and the phenomenology of depression in patients with chronic pain. He serves on the National Institutes of Health Division of Research Grants Risk Prevention and Health Behavior Study Section and has consulted as an expert for the US Department of Defense in the design of the Gulf War Specialized Health Care Centers.
Dr. Clark received his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. He completed his internship and residency in psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions and his fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, WA, where he also received his MPH from the Department of Epidemiology in the School of Public Health. Dr. Clark received his MBA from the Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education.