Kelly Clark, MD, MBA, DFASAM, DFAPA
Dr. Kelly Clark is Chief Medical Officer for CleanSlate Centers, a multi-state medical practice outpatient practice treating over 5300 opioid addicted patients with national guideline-driven care delivered in partnerships with payers, public health departments, criminal justice personnel, and other providers. She is also the President Elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
Board certified in both addiction medicine and psychiatry, Clark has practiced extensively in private practice, emergency, acute, sub-acute, and chronic institutions; community, county, state, federal sites; and voluntary, involuntary and penal settings. She has worked or consulted in a variety of capacities including in expert review for utilization, disability, worker’s compensation, and pharmacy benefit management organizations; for pharmaceutical companies; and as an independent psychiatric expert to the courts in Kentucky and Rhode Island. Having worked in opioid treatment programs and outpatient offices utilizing methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, Dr. Clark has a deep appreciation for the role of multidisciplinary teams led by a physician. Her training as a psychiatrist and addictionist led her to embrace a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to practicing medicine.
Previously a Medical Director at CVS Caremark , Clark addressed issues such as the overutilization of opioids and benzodiazepines. Prior to that role, she served as the Behavioral Health Medical Director for a non-profit health plan, CDPHP, her expertise in payment models, quality metrics, and payer and care delivery systems leads her to speak widely on issues of health care reform, parity, and medical-behavioral health integration.
Dr. Clark earned an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Durham, NC; her medical degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and a bachelor degree in psychology from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. Kelly completed residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Clark served as faculty of the University of Massachusetts Medical School for eight years and trained students and resident physicians on the inpatient dual diagnosis unit as well as in outpatient, partial hospital, and consultative settings. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Clark is President Elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
She been a member of the Collaborative Care Research Network Steering Committee of the American Academy of Family Practice, as well as a consulting expert on addiction to SAMHSA and the United States Comptroller General. She is currently a member of the National Rx Drug Abuse Summit Advisory Board; Integrated Care Work Group of the American Psychiatric Association; and the faculty of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.