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Kelly Clark

Kelly Clark

Founder, Addiction Crisis Solutions
Kelly Clark

Board certified in addiction medicine and psychiatry, Kelly J. Clark, MD, MBA, DFAPA, DFASAM, is the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and founded Addiction Crisis Solutions (ACS) to focus on assisting stakeholders in transforming addiction care to evidence-based, cost-effective practice. She has focused her career on issues of addictive disease, evidence informed behavioral health care, and payment reform, having a broad base of experience in the clinical, policy, payment, and pharmaceutical sectors. She most recently provided expertise in the preparation of “Opioids and the Workplace; An Employer Toolkit for Supporting Prevention, Treatment and Recovery” with the Kentuckian Healthcare Collaborative. Currently Co-Chair of the Research, Data and Metrics Workgroup and a member of the Steering Committee as well as the Prevention, Treatment and Recovery workgroup of the National Academy of Medicine’s Action Collaborative on Countering the US Opioid Crisis, she has provided expertise about the opioid crisis and the field of addiction medicine to the US FDA, SAMHSA, DOJ, and the Office of Comptroller General; the Pew Trusts, National Safety Council, and National Business Group on Health; as well as numerous provider and payer organizations. Dr. Clark’s expertise in health care delivery systems and financing is built upon her vast breadth of clinical work including emergency, acute, sub-acute, and chronic institutions; community, county, state, federal sites; tax-paying and non-profit care systems; voluntary, involuntary and penal settings. Kelly previously served as Chief Medical Officer of CleanSlate Centers, a multi-state medical group currently treating opioid addicted patients with medication and psychosocial care which grew from one to eight states and moved from fee for service into value based contracts under her leadership, as well as Chief Medical Officer for Behavioral Health Group, with over 28 opioid treatment programs in 8 states during her tenure. As Behavioral Health Medical Director of Capitol District Physician’s Health Plan, she provided the clinical leadership for in-sourcing the management of behavioral health benefits, improving the quality and value of care received by members by integrating physical and behavioral health teams. As Medical Director at CVS Caremark, Clark addressed issues such as the over-utilization of opioids and benzodiazepines. In addition to her MD from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Clark earned her MBA with Addition Certificate in Health Sector Management from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.