Areas of Interest
Cardiac Imaging, Clinical Cardiology
Dr. Clarke specializes in cardiac imaging and clinical cardiology. He is board certified in cardiovascular diseases, as well as echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT.
He earned an undergraduate degree in kinesiological sciences and a master's degree in exercise physiology before attending medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.
As a graduate student with background in anatomy, physiology and the mechanics of body movement, Dr. Clarke worked at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for several summers. He helped evaluate physiological parameters of some of the world's top athletes, including the record-breaking marathon runner Alberto Salazar, Olympic gold medalist speed skater Eric Heiden and several U.S. weight-lifting teams.
After he completed a fellowship in cardiology at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Clarke was on the cardiology faculty for three years at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He also served seven years in the military as a Captain in the Indiana Army National Guard. He came to the Ohio Heart and Vascular Center in 1995.
Dr. Clarke personally enjoys fitness and finds stress relief through exercise. He has completed marathons and has focused on competing in triathlons for the past few years. Dr. Clarke is also actively involved with American Heart Association and is on the Board of Directors of the American Diabetes Association, Cincinnati Chapter. Dr. Clarke has a faculty teaching appointment with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine where he teaches cardiac imaging to cardiology fellows. Dr. Clarke finds his medical career very gratifying, "I like meeting and getting to know my patients. It is personally satisfying to help them improve their health, which in turn makes a big impact on their lives."
Dr. Clarke is one of only a few cardiologists in the Cincinnati area board certified in cardiac CT. Dr. Clarke and several other Ohio Heart cardiologists teach a course on cardiac CT angiography which is consistently rated one of the best in the country. This course is attended by cardiologists from around the world.