Clinical Trial Collaborations Speakers

Luther Clark

Luther Clark, MD, FACC, FACP

Global Director, Scientific, Medical and Patient Perspective, Cardiovascular in the Office of the Chief Patient Officer


Dr Luther T. Clark is Global Director, Scientific Medical and Patient Perspective (SMPP) in the Office of the Chief Patient Officer (OCPO) at Merck. In this role, he supports the needs of the CPO by (1) gathering internal and external scientific and medical information to assist with decision-making at the highest levels and (2) collaborating across Merck to help increase the voice of patients, directly and indirectly into decision-making across the enterprise. He is a key member of the team that champions the OCPO’s Health Care Equities Strategic Initiative (including promotion of health literacy and research diversity) and chairs the Health Literacy Investigator Initiated Studies Research Committee.

Prior to joining Merck, Dr Clark was Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded Brooklyn Health Disparities Research Center.

Dr Clark earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College and his Medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He has authored more than 100 publications, edited and was principal contributor to the textbook, Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes (McGraw-Hill 2007).

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