Damon Clark


  • Department of Surgery

Damon Clark, MD

Practicing location:

  • Keck Hospital of USC

About this doctor:

Dr. Clark obtained his medical degree in 2004 from Harvard Medical School, one of the top medical schools in the country. He trained for his general surgery residency at both Eastern Virginia Medical School and Henry Ford Hospital and completed his residency in 2010. He recently completed a 2-year fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgery at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center/University of Maryland Medical Center, one of the most renowned trauma and surgical critical care training centers in the world.

In his young academic career, Dr. Clark has completed five research fellowships in the areas of surgical and molecular chemistry and pharmaceuticals. He has presented his work in abstract form 13 times and has four peer-reviewed articles to his credit. This work does not include several of his other research projects that are under evaluation for publication and/or presentation, including a large series on the impact of a web-based radiology service to reduce the need for unnecessary repeat radiographic tests.

He recently received from the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the Oriens Award. In addition, he was awarded the 2011 Best Preceptor for Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (CSTARS) from R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma/University of Maryland Medical Center. During his general surgery training he was awarded the 2010 “Medical Student Teacher of the Year”.


Harvard Medical School, MD, 2004
Michigan State University, BA, 2000


Eastern Virginia Medical School 2004-2008
Henry Ford Hospital 2008-2010


University of Maryland, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center 2011-2013


Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma Oriens Award – Honorable Mention, “This is Why I Want a Career in Trauma” 2013
Best Preceptor for Center for the Sustainment of Trauma and Readiness Skills (C STARS), University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma, Baltimore, MD. 2011 Training Air Force medical personnel prior to deployment.
Medical Student Teacher of the Year, Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, Academic year 2009 – 2010, Henry Ford Hospital Undergraduate Medical Education Award.
Ethicon Endo – Surgery Institute Sponsored Diverse Surgeon’s Laparoscopic Course, Cincinnati, OH, Academic year 2006 - 2007
Course awarded to outstanding residents, chosen by region.