- Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
- Inventor of over 10 US Patents related to orthopedic surgical devices
- Educator, researcher, and patient advocate for musculoskeletal disorders
Dr. Ron Clark graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine in 1986 and then completed a 5 year residency in orthopedic surgery at the same institution in Galveston, Texas. He then spent 6 months acquiring additional experience in knee and shoulder procedures with E. Marlowe Goble, MD in Logan, Utah. With Dr. Goble, a new method of knee ligament fixation was developed using a surgical pin that secured the replacement ligament into the bone with greater security than was otherwise available at that time. Since that time Dr. Clark has been looking for new ways to improve care to his patients through research and testing of novel devices. In 2006 he founded Valpo Orthopedic Technology in Valparaiso, Indiana and invented a partial knee replacement that could be inserted through an incision of under 2 inches. While over 150 patients benefited from this device the company did not survive a competitive commercial environment and no longer exists. Dr. Clark has been practicing orthopedic surgery for over 29 years and now works and lives along the Arizona, California, and Mexico borders where he cares for those with bone, muscle, and joint disorders.
Dr. Clark has an extensive list of public speaking and teaching events where he has been instructing other orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, medical residents, nursing students, and even the public. Doctor Clark has joined with Doctorpedia specifically so that he will have additional opportunities to give back to the public much of what he has learned in nearly 30 years of medical practice. In 2012-13 Dr. Clark produced the television program, “Yuma Health and Happenings” which aired locally in Yuma, Arizona and featured presentations by Dr. Clark and other local physicians on ways to become healthy and active . Doctor Clark is also an emeritus associate editor of the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related research, one of the world’s leading medical journals for the study of bone, muscle, and joint disorders. Doctor Clark’s objective is to simplify the complex such that all may understand how they can find relief for their painful joint disorders. Doctor Clark has been a leader amongst his peers serving as chief of surgery, chief of the medical staff, president of the county medical society, and participating as a committee member for the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee, and Sports Medicine as well as committee chair for the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
- Medical Doctor: The University of Texas Medical Branch 1986
- Bachelor of Medical Science: The California College of Podiatric Medicine 1983