Joel R. ClarkProfessor
Programs and Courses Taught
Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, CSPM at Samuel Merritt University
3rd Year Surgery Rotation: Surgical Simulation
2nd Year Clinical Skills Rotation
3rd year Highland Hospital Rotation: Administer OSCE
I have enjoyed my career in Podiatry both while on the faculty of CSPM and in Private Practice. In addition to teaching both students and residents in Podiatric Surgery I have had the opportunity to serve as Dean for Clinical Affairs and Hospital Administrator as well as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
I maintained a large private practice with several excellent partners and was privileged to always have students from CSPM rotating through our office as part of their surgical training.
On a national level I have been honored to serve as President of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, National Chairman, Council of Teaching Hospitals and Chairman, Residency Review Committee for Surgical Residencies for the Council of Education American Podiatric Medical Association.
I have a wonderful wife of 50 years, two exceptional children, 5 grandchildren and in addition to wonderful times spent with them, I do enjoy playing golf when time allows and fly fishing with some very dear friends.
For my undergrauate education I attended Chapman University with a major in Biology and minor in Radiation Chemistry. I then attended The California College of Podiatric Medicine receiving my DPM. During my residency I was awarded an MS in Podiatric Surgical Education.
Instructing students and residents in Podiatric Surgery
Journal of the American Podiatry Medical Association- Implementation of Computerized Student-Patient Logs in Pediatric Medical Education
Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: The Kirby View: A Radiographic View for Flatfoot Evaluation
Journal of the American Pediatric Medical Association: A survey of Pediatric Medical Students Computer Literacy
Text Book Lesser Forefoot Surgery, Data Trace Publishing: Two Chapters
Text Book of Bunion Surgery, Data Trace Publishing: 2 Chapters
Journal of the American Pediatric Medical Association: Demographic Characteristics of Individuals with Diabetic Mellitus and Peripheral Neuropathy
Professional Affiliations & Memberships
Diplomat- Foot and Ankle: American Board of Podiatric Surgery
Fellow- American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Honory Staff: St Mary's Medical Center San Francisco
Life Member: American Podiatric Medical Association, California Podiatric Medical Association.
Reviewer for Board of Medical Quality Assurance-State of California
Advisory Board: Physicians Organizing Committee, San Francisco
Past Member Board of Trustees, Easter Seals Society of Alameda County