Clark

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest
Spine and Joint Pain, EMG-NCS Electrodiagnostic Testing, Stroke Rehabilitation, Health Policy

Biography

Dr. Clark works as a Physiatrist to diagnose and treat individuals with strokes, spine and musculoskeletal disease/injury, and neuromuscular disease. Her goal is to restore function and quality of life for her patients. She also works as a stroke consult rehabilitation physician and serves as the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Consult Director at UAB Hospital. With these roles, she guides individuals, families, and colleagues as patients transition from UAB Main Hospital to their rehabilitation and recovery phases through education, medical management, and advocacy.

In addition to her clinical interests and responsibilities, Dr. Clark has also begun building her burgeoning research career.  Her research interests include the intersection of disability, healthcare disparities, and health policy. Her ultimate goal is to be known as a thought leader and expert in disability health policy in order to bring systemic policy changes that will create equitable solutions for African Americans with physical disabilities. She serves as the Young Physician Section Representative to the Medical Association of the State of Alabama (MASA) as well as the Health Policy and Legislative Committee for the American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R).

Dr. Clark received her medical degree from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2016. She completed her internship at Baptist Health System in Birmingham, Alabama and then completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where she was selected and served as Administrative Chief Resident her senior year. Thereafter she joined the UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as Assistant Professor.

Education & Training

MD, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University