Dr. Clarke is currently in private practice southeast of Houston in Webster, TX, as a board certified physiatrist (or rehabilitation specialist) which is a specialty that treats patients with strokes, spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophies, neurologic diseases, musculoskeletal and sports injuries and chronic pain syndromes.
He initially received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas and went on to earn a Master of Science degree at University of Texas at Dallas in psychophysiology and neurophysiology. His interest in pharmacology and neurochemistry developed during these years and he was accepted into the graduate program in Cell Biology and Southwestern Medical School at Dallas where he completed his Ph.D. in neurochemistry.
After completing his Ph.D., he decided that the application of this basic science was best served in the area clinical medicine and he attended Texas Tech University School of Medicine where he earned his M.D. degree.
He moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he was accepted for an internship in internal medicine at Emory University School of Medicine after which he returned to Houston and completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He founded a hospital in Webster, Texas for general physical rehabilitation medicine upon finishing his training.