Samuel Clarke, M.D., M.A.S.

Samuel Owen Clarke, M.D., M.A.S.


Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine


  • Associate Professor


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UC Davis Medical Center

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284)

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10535 Hospital Way
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Clinic Phone: 916-843-7000
Clinic Referral Phone: 800-282-3284
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


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

M.A.S., UC Davis, Davis CA 2015

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

Internship: Emergency Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 2007-2008


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


Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles CA 2010-2011

Medical Education, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance CA 2010-2011

Board Certifications

American Board of Emergency Medicine,

Professional Memberships

American College of Emergency Physicians

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Honors and Awards

Chancellor�s Achievement Award for Diversity and Community (Department of Emergency Medicine), 2020

Top research poster, Directors of Clinical Skills Courses (DOCS) National Meeting, 2019

Dean's Team Award for Excellence in Departmental Mentoring, UC Davis Health System, 2016

Critical appraisal: best education research in emergency medicine My study �Emergency medicine resident crisis resource management ability: a simulation-based longitudinal study.� Med Educ Online 2014;19:25771, was one of seven included in a review article highlighting exemplary education research in emergency medicine: Yarris, L. M., Juve, A. M., Coates, W. C., Fisher, J., Heitz, C., Shayne, P., & Farrell, S. E. (2015). Critical Appraisal of Emergency Medicine Education Research: The Best Publications of 2014. Academic Emergency Medicine : Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 22(11), 1327�1336., 2014

Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, 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

Top fellow research poster, Council of Residency Directors (CORD-EM) National Meeting, 2012

Outstanding oral presentation, International Association of Medical Science Educators Annual Meeting, 2012

Select Recent Publications

M Gottlieb, TM Chan, SO Clarke, JS Ilgen, J Jordan, P Moschella, et al. Emergency Medicine Education Research Since the 2012 Consensus Conference: How Far Have We Come and What’s Next? AEM Education and Training. 2020;4:S57-S66.

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.  

JM Mefford, S Kahle, S Gupta, D Tancredi, AR Danielson, SO Clarke. Heart Rate Variability and Acute Stress Among Novice Airway Managers. AEM education and training. 2019;3(3):291-294.  

WC Coates, LM Yarris, SO Clarke, D Runde, J Kurth, E Fowlkes, J Jordan (2019). Research pioneers in emergency medicine—reflections on their paths to success and advice to aspiring researchers: a qualitative study. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2019;73(6):555-564. 

AR Danielson, S Venugopal, JM Mefford, SO Clarke. How do novices learn physical examination skills? A systematic review of the literature. Medical Education Online. 2019;24(1):1608142.  

SO Clarke, IM Julie, AP Yao, H Bang, JD Barton, SM Alsomali, MV Kiefer, et al. Longitudinal exploration of in situ mock code events and the performance of cardiac arrest skills. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2019;5(1):22-26.  

J Jordan, WC Coates, S Clarke, D Runde, E Fowlkes, J Kurth, L Yarris. The uphill battle of performing education scholarship: barriers educators and education researchers face. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018;19(3):619-629.  

SO Clarke, J Jordan, LM Yarris, E Fowlkes, J Kurth, D Runde, WC Coates. The view from the top: Academic emergency department chairs’ perspectives on education scholarship. Academic Emergency Medicine Education and Training. 2018;2(1):26-32.

J Jordan, WC Coates, S Clarke, DP Runde, E Fowlkes, J Kurth, LM Yarris. Exploring scholarship and the emergency medicine educator: a workforce study. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017;18(1):163-168.

S Clarke, EC Apesoa-Varano, J Barton. Code Blue: methodology for a qualitative study of teamwork during simulated cardiac arrest. BMJ open. 2016;6(1):e009259.