Doug Clark, OD, MPH is a board-certified optometrist specializing in ocular disease. Dr. Clark graduated from Brigham Young University (BYU) in 2010 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Health. Following his time at BYU, Dr. Clark went on to pursue a master’s degree in public health, with an emphasis on hospital and molecular epidemiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. These two years provided a deeper understanding of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and biostatistics. Dr. Clark also used this time at the University of Michigan School of Public Health to learn about approaches and standards for excellent patient care and communication. During his master’s degree, Dr. Clark began to work as a research intern at the Kellogg Eye Institute. This sparked an interest in ocular medicine and he went on to study optometry at the Michigan College of Optometry (MCO) for four years.
During his internship at the Eye Institute of Utah, one of Utah’s premier ophthalmology surgical clinics, Dr. Clark gained a vast knowledge of surgical co-management. He is well versed in pre- and post-operative care for cataract surgery, LASIK, and various glaucoma surgeries.
Following this internship and his graduation from MCO, Dr. Clark pursued a residency in Ocular Disease at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in North Las Vegas. This residency provided extensive training in the management of diabetes, glaucoma, macular degeneration, trauma, and infection. As a resident, he also regularly performed fluorescein angiographies to aid in retinal diagnoses.
Throughout each academic degree and area of emphasis, Dr. Clark has participated in and authored several research projects.
Dr. Clark’s unique background in public health along with extensive clinical training has prepared him to provide excellent eye care for each patient. He is passionate about providing patients with accurate diagnoses and enjoys working with patients to tailor a mutually agreeable treatment plan.