Michael R. Clark, M.D., new chief of Sparrow’s medical staff

Published: Sept. 9, 2010

LANSING, Mich. -- Sparrow Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael R. Clark, M.D., as chief of the medical staff for a two-year term. The appointment took effect Jan. 1.

"It is an honor and privilege to lead such an outstanding medical staff and to be part of a health care organization that is poised to become one of the finest in the nation," Dr. Clark said. "Sparrow's recent recognition as a Magnet nursing hospital speaks volumes about the quality of patient care we deliver and the strength of the relationship between our nurses and our medical staff."

An attending physician in Sparrow Hospital's Emergency Department since 1975, Dr. Clark is a legendary figure in the annals of the mid-Michigan medical community. He has cared for more than 140,000 patients and, as a mentor, has helped shape the futures of more than 300 emergency medicine resident physicians. Dr. Clark is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He served his emergency medicine residency at Sparrow Hospital. He also serves as an associate professor at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine and College of Osteopathic Medicine.

During Dr. Clark's term, John Armstrong, M.D., will serve as chief of staff-elect.