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Dr. Clark Smith, M.D., DFAPA

Dr. Clark Smith Bio

Dr. Clark Smith


Chief Medical Officer

Introducing Dr. Clark Smith

Dr. Smith is Medical Director of Institutes of Health. He is board certified in Pain Management, Addictions and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Smith completed an Internal Medicine internship and worked as an emergency medicine physician while completing specialty training in Psychiatry.
He was Chief Resident at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, Chief of Staff at Mesa Vista Hospital, and then U.C. San Diego. Dr. Smith is former president of the San Diego Psychiatric Society, the San Diego Psych-Law Society, and was an Adjunct Professor in Forensic Studies at Alliant University in San Diego. Dr. Smith was founding Medical Director of the Sharp McDonald Center hospital for treatment of chemical dependency, where he witnessed the ravages of prescription opiate medication addiction. He became board-certified in pain medicine and began to manage postoperative and chronic pain for his patients in recovery.
He joined Institutes of Health as Medical Director to become part of a cutting-edge interdisciplinary team, providing the latest innovations in pain treatment, PTSD and brain injury rehabilitation.