Dr. Ed Clark

/Dr. Ed Clark

Dr. Ed Clark

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Dr. Ed Clark is a Senior Advisor at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute and a Professor, Department of Pediatrics of the University of Utah.  His focus is health care systems in a post-COVOD environment, and the medium- and long-term effects of the pandemic on the health and well-being of women and children.

Dr. Clark was on the faculty at University of Nebraska, University of Iowa, Johns Hopkins University and University of Rochester. In 1996, he joined the University of Utah as chair of Pediatrics and chief medical officer of Primary Children’s Hospital. He is the former Chair of the Pediatrics Guidance Council for Intermountain Health Care.

Dr. Clark has outstanding achievements in biomechanics of the developing cardiovascular system, mechanistic classifications of congenital cardiovascular malformations, and the care of children with chronic illness. In addition to leadership positions in national and international organizations, he is a consultant to the EPA, NIH, principal investigator of the Utah Vanguard Site of the National Children’s Study, and the successor Environmental Children’s Health Outcome Study (ECHO), a 25-year longitudinal cohort study of genetics and environment in children’s health and disease.

As the AVP for Clinical Affairs, Dr. Clark led clinical teams implementing the value proposition in clinical care in preparation for major changes in health care in the United States. Elements include: clinical network development, a system strategy to avoid unnecessary duplication of clinical services, real-time management of health care resource utilization in inpatient and ambulatory settings, care process models for common adult and pediatric conditions, value driven management of children with chronic illness, and a critical reanalysis of neonatal care systems. These elements are integral to the transition from fee for service to prospective payment. He was the co-chair of a Pediatric ACO managing 200,000 children in Utah.

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