A Hope and a Prayer for All Humanity

June 5, 2020

In this poignant video, Dr Frank Clark shares what led up to his writing Chocolate-Flavored PTSD and Runner's Paradox.

In this poignant video, Dr Frank Clark shares what led up to his writing Chocolate-Flavored PTSD and Runner's Paradox. Dr Clark is a board-certified adult psychiatrist at Prisma Health-Upstate. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Monmouth College in Illinois and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Northwestern University. He then completed his residency in general psychiatry at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine/Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC.

Dr Clark serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville and Medical Director & Division Chief for Adult Inpatient and Consult-Liaison Services for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Prisma Health.

In addition to his psychiatric practice, Dr Clark has held many leadership positions in national organizations including the American Medical Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Locally he serves on the board of directors for NAMI and Mental Health of America. He has presented on various topics related to health equity, interplay between faith communities and mental health, workforce diversity, micro-aggressions, and the social determinants of health.

Dr Clark has a strong passion for medical missions work and has traveled to numerous countries including Zambia, Ireland, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Canada, and Haiti to serve others medically and spiritually. He considers his faith a significant factor in his success and his practice. Spending time with his family, running, writing poetry, and traveling are three avid interests of his that help him keep balanced.