Pathology Chair Doug Clark, MD, Moving to Tri-Core
After serving as chair for the Department of Pathology for the past six years, Douglas P. Clark, MD is leaving the University of New Mexico – but he is not going far. Beginning in September, he will become TriCore Laboratories new chief medical officer.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as chair within the Department of Pathology and I am looking forward to continuing those collaborations in my new role,” Clark says.
As TriCore’s chief medical officer, Clark will work to fully integrate laboratory medicine into clinical and population health initiatives He will also consult with clinicians in the community and support TriCore’s teaching mission for pathology residents, fellows and other trainees.
Clark joined the faculty in the School of Medicine Department of Pathology as a professor and chair in 2013. He joined the TriCore Board of Directors at that time and currently serves as board chair.
A graduate of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, he completed a pathology residency, cytopathology fellowship, and postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Clark brings tremendous experience to us with his impressive record of accomplishments. Additionally, Dr. Clark’s in-depth knowledge of TriCore enables him to begin at full speed as a significant contributor to TriCore’s increasing role in improving the health of our communities.” says TriCore CEO Michael J. Crossey, MD, PhD.
“I have seen and supported many of the exciting initiatives being undertaken by TriCore in the areas of population health, diagnostic optimization, and digital pathology. I now feel that I can best benefit TriCore and its sponsors – and the UNM Pathology department - by assuming responsibility for their success as Chief Medical Officer.” Clark says.