Staff & Board

Ralph R. (Ron) Clark, M.D.

Ron Clark, MD

Chief Medical Officer
VCU Health System
Ralph R. (Ron) Clark, M.D. Secretary Chief Medical Officer VCU Health System and Associate Dean, Clinical Activities, VCU School of Medicine

Dr. Clark joined the administrative team of the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Health System as Chief of Staff of the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in 1997 and became Chief Medical Officer when the VCU Health System was created in July of 2000. He also serves as the Associate Dean for Clinical Activities in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine.

In his current role as Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Clark oversees the clinical quality and safety, graduate medical education, decision support, medical informatics, utilization management, and medical staff functions of the Health System. In addition, Dr. Clark maintains an active general internal medicine practice in both the ambulatory and inpatient care settings.

Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Dr. Clark served as the Medical Director of Quality Improvement/Utilization Management for MCV Hospitals for three years. He also served previously as Medical Director for the MCV Hospitals General Medicine Clinics and was Assistant Medical Director for VCU Student Health Services.

Dr. Clark serves on a variety of regional and national groups focused on improving the quality and safety of health care including the External Advisory Panel for Anthem BC/BS’s Quality Insights program, the Cigna MidAtlantic Physician Advisory Council, the University Health System Consortium Clinical Evaluative Sciences Council, and advisory panels on quality and safety for the Virginia Hospital and Healthsystem Association.

Dr. Clark is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians (ACP) and is a recipient of the Young Internist of the Year award form the Virginia Chapter of the ACP. He has been recognized in regional and national rankings for his expertise in clinical General Internal Medicine and has lectured and published in the areas of utilization management, clinical quality improvement, and patient safety.

Dr. Clark is a native of Bath County, Virginia and received his bachelor of science degree in biology from the College of William and Mary and his medical degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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