William Clark, M.D.

William D. Clark is a founding member and Fellow of the AACH and was AACH’s President for 2005. Dr. Clark retired from his clinical career as an internist and addiction medicine specialist in 2004. He is currently managing editor for DocCom, and a trustee (non-alcoholic) for the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous. Bill and his wife Cathey live on the Kennebec River in mid-coast Maine. They have 3 children and a granddaughter.

Dr. Clark was director of the medicine residency at the Cambridge Hospital, Medical Director of addictions programs in Massachusetts and Maine and did alcoholism research during a sabbatical year in France. He was an Epidemic Intelligence service officer, and also did a Fellowship in Health Services Research after residency in internal medicine. His publications include papers and chapters about physician-patient relationship and communication, alcohol problems and physician self-awareness. He completed Circles of Trust facilitator training with Parker Palmer, Jr, PhD, and has brought elements of Palmer’s model into AACH’s physician renewal courses.

Dr. Clark continues as a Lecturer in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.