Dr Ian Clark

MBBS (Hons I), FRCPA, MIAC, FASCP, IFCAP, FAICD

Chief Executive Officer, Sonic Pathology Australia

Dr Ian Clark graduated with first class honours from Sydney University in 1984. He was full-time Senior Tutor in the Pathology Department of Sydney University before commencing his registrarship in histopathology at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, where he also developed expertise in fine needle aspiration cytology. Dr Clark completed his Fellowship examinations in 1990, after which he joined the Douglass Laboratories practice in Sydney as a full-time specialist pathologist.

In 1996, Dr Clark was appointed Deputy Director of Histopathology of the newly merged Douglass Laboratories and Hanly Moir Pathology. He joined Capital Pathology in July 1998 as Director of Histopathology, was appointed Medical Director in 2001 and became Chief Executive Officer in 2007. In 2005, Dr Clark was appointed Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Australian National University Medical School.

He has a histopathology and cytopathology background, with special interests in dermatological, gastrointestinal, gynaecological and genitourinary pathology. Dr Clark is an active member of many medical associations and societies, including the Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the Australasian Society for Breast Disease and the Australian Dermatopathology Society. He holds Membership of the International Academy of Cytology and is a Foreign Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.

Dr Clark has participated in a number of research projects, and has spoken at many conferences, including the International Academy of Pathology. He was President of the Australian Association of Pathology Practices, from 2007 to 2009. Dr Clark was the ACT AMA Craft Representative for Pathology and Honorary Secretary of the RCPA from 2011 to 2013.

The fundamental importance of Medical Leadership underpins Dr Clark’s role as Chief Executive Officer, and he is committed to maintaining the high quality and ethical standards for which the practice is renown.