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Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA
Chair of Psychiatry
Inova Health System
Dr. Clark is a member of the Practical Pain Management Editorial Board.

About Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH, MBA

Michael R. Clark, MD, MPH,  is Chair of Psychiatry in the Inova Health System, Virginia, and a faculty member at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the Director of the  Chronic Pain Treatment Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and has joint appointments in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the School of Medicine and the Department of Mental Hygiene in The Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Dr. Clark is a consultation-liaison psychiatrist who specializes in the care of patients with chronic medical illnesses. He is a member of the Blaustein Pain Treatment Center, the Addiction Treatment Services program, and the Vestibular & Balance Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins. These interdisciplinary efforts deliver comprehensive medical care to patients with disabling conditions that are particularly refractory to diagnosis and treatment.

A fellow of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine, Dr. Clark currently devotes his research work to psychiatric aspects of somatic symptoms such as chronic pain, including 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 he has participated as an expert for in the design of Gulf War Specialized Health Care Centers with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Dr. Clark currently serves as an editorial reviewer for the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Psychosomatics, Archives of Family Medicine, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, General Hospital Psychiatry, The Johns Hopkins University Press, and Practical Pain Management.  He is a member of the International Association of the Study of Pain, the American Pain Society, the American Psychosomatic Society, and the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Clark received his MPH from the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health in Seattle and his MD 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 University School of Medicine and his fellowship in consultation-liaison psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Clark completed his MBA from The Johns Hopkins University School of Professional Studies in Business and Education.


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