Position: Consultant Cardiologist and Chair of Clinical Cardiology
Location: Hull, UK
Professor Clark was educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and trained in medicine at the Westminster Medical School. He trained in cardiology at Manchester Royal Infirmary, the National Heart and Lung Institute (London) and the Western Infirmary, Glasgow. Whilst at the National Heart and Lung Institute, under the guidance of Philip Poole-Wilson and Andrew Coats, he developed an interest in exercise physiology, particularly in patients with heart failure.
He became a Professor in 2009. He is responsible for running the heart failure service in Hull, and he plays an active role in the day-to-day provision of cardiology services to the population of Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
Professor Clark is an internationally recognised expert in heart failure, and is a frequently invited speaker to conferences of all sorts. He has published over 400 papers, principally in the field of heart failure, but including papers on primary care and even contraception.
He is past chair of the British Society for Heart Failure, and is a member of the working groups for Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology in the European Society of Cardiology. He is past chair of the Heart Failure Alliance, which has led on advising the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Heart Failure in its production of its report on heart failure. He chairs steering committees for multicentre clinical trials, is on the National Audit for Heart Failure steering group, and is on the editorial boards of several national and international medical journals.