Samuel Owen Clarke, M.D., M.A.S., F.A.C.E.P. for UC Davis Health

Samuel Owen Clarke, M.D., M.A.S., F.A.C.E.P.

Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Samuel Owen Clarke is not currently accepting new patients. For assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).



Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Locations and Contact

Patient Support Services Building

Patient Support Services Building
4150 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Physician Referrals

800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

Philosophy of Care

I strive to deliver compassionate, equitable and evidence-based care to all of my patients. I have worked in healthcare for over twenty years, almost exclusively in urban and underserved settings, and it is my mission to deliver the best of what emergency medicine can offer to those who need it most.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Clarke is a board certified emergency physician who cares for both adult and pediatric patients.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Clarke's research focuses broadly on health professions education and faculty development for the purpose of education scholarship. 


Emergency Medicine

Undergraduate School

B.A., Psychology, Whitman College, Walla Walla WA 1999

Medical School

M.D., University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA 2007

Other School

M.A.S., Clinical Research, UC Davis Center for Translational Science Research, Sacramento CA 2015


Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 2007-2010


Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 2007-2010


Medical Education, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 2010-2012

Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Departmental Mentoring, 2016

Critical Appraisal: Best Education Research in Emergency Medicine, 2014

Dean’s Team Award for Excellence, UC Davis Dean’s Office, 2013

Academic Teacher of the Year Award, UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine House Officers, 2013

Outstanding Faculty Research Presentation, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Western Regional Meeting, 2013

Danielson AR, Venugopal S, Mefford JM, Clarke SO. How do novices learn physical examination skills? A systematic review of the literature. Med Educ Online. 2019 Dec;24(1):1608142. doi:10.1080/10872981.2019.1608142. PMID:31032719.

Gottlieb M, Chan TM, Clarke SO, Ilgen JS, Jordan J, Moschella P, Santen SA, Yarris LM, Coates WC. Emergency Medicine Education Research Since the 2012 Consensus Conference: How Far Have We Come and What's Next? AEM Educ Train. 2019 Nov 22;4(Suppl 1):S57-S66. doi:10.1002/aet2.10404. PMID:32072108.

Coates WC, Yarris LM, Clarke SO, Runde D, Kurth J, Fowlkes E, Jordan J. Research Pioneers in Emergency Medicine-Reflections on Their Paths to Success and Advice to Aspiring Researchers: A Qualitative Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 Jun;73(6):555-564. doi:10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.10.033. Epub 2018 Dec 7. PMID:30529113.

Mefford JM, Kahle S, Gupta S, Tancredi D, Danielson AR, Clarke SO. Heart Rate Variability and Acute Stress Among Novice Airway Managers. AEM Educ Train. 2019 Mar 28;3(3):291-294. doi:10.1002/aet2.10335. PMID:31360823.

Clarke SO, Julie IM, Yao AP, Bang H, Barton JD, Alsomali SM, Kiefer MV, Al Khulaif AH, Aljahany M, Venugopal S, Bair AE. Longitudinal exploration of in situ mock code events and the performance of cardiac arrest skills. BMJ Simul Technol Enhanc Learn. 2019 Jan;5(1):29-33. doi:10.1136/bmjstel-2017-000255. Epub 2018 Mar 2. PMID:30555719.

W Coates, L Yarris, S Clarke, D Runde, E Fowlkes, J Kurth, J Jordan (2019). What We Consider Emergency Medicine Research and Promoting Success of Aspiring Researchers of New Areas. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2019;74(6):825-826.  

Jordan J, Coates WC, Clarke S, Runde D, Fowlkes E, Kurth J, Yarris L. The Uphill Battle of Performing Education Scholarship: Barriers Educators and Education Researchers Face. West J Emerg Med. 2018 May;19(3):619-629. doi:10.5811/westjem.2018.1.36752. Epub 2018 Mar 13. PMID:29760865.

Clarke SO, Jordan J, Yarris LM, Fowlkes E, Kurth J, Runde D, Coates WC. The View From the Top: Academic Emergency Department Chairs' Perspectives on Education Scholarship. AEM Educ Train. 2017 Nov 14;2(1):26-32. doi:10.1002/aet2.10070. PMID:30051062.

Jordan J, Coates WC, Clarke S, Runde DP, Fowlkes E, Kurth J, Yarris LM. Exploring Scholarship and the Emergency Medicine Educator: A Workforce Study. West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan;18(1):163-168. doi:10.5811/westjem.2016.10.32636. Epub 2016 Dec 5. PMID:28116031.

Clarke S, Carolina Apesoa-Varano E, Barton J. Code Blue: methodology for a qualitative study of teamwork during simulated cardiac arrest. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 12;6(1):e009259. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009259. PMID:26758258.