“In the US, we deliver rescue medicine. This pathogenic model of healthcare perpetuates the cycle of rescue and recovery, fostering ‘not sick’ as the definition of health. It is time to forge a new way, going beyond ‘not sick’, and toward true, vibrant health.”
Jennifer K Clark, MD, is a Healthcare Delivery Scientist providing a wide range of consulting services in the healthcare sector and educating as faculty at the University of Tulsa Institute for Health Care Delivery Sciences. As a palliative care physician and former chief medical officer of a large healthcare system, Dr. Clark has served in a multitude of capacities from the bedside to the boardroom. She has practiced Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Palliative Medicine since 2007 and has been board certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine since 2010. Her holistic view of medicine made The Institute for Healthcare Excellence (IHE) a good alliance for her.
Dr. Clark has also received certification in Ayurveda, the ancient medical tradition of India. Her professional interests focus on innovative healthcare delivery, human development and the cultivation of vibrant living. Dr. Clark’s studies have led her study suffering, well-being, and their implications in redefining health in the 21st century. More information can be found on her website
She has presented regionally and nationally in the fields of executive medicine and palliative care well as on the topics of well-being, purpose, and resilience.
Dr. Clark earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and East Asian Studies from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS in 1994. She obtained her Medical Degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City, KS in 2003. She completed her Internal Medicine-Pediatrics internship and residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2004 and 2007, respectively. She completed the Harvard Medical School Palliative Care Education & Practice Program in 2009 and most recently, the Chopra Center Perfect Health Teacher’s training in 2017.
Dr. Clark’s personal interests include spending time with her husband and two children, traveling, reading and cooking. You can follow Dr. Clark on LinkedIn.