Introducing the Clarke Family
Dr. James W. Clarke M.D. is the primary physician at our new Timpanogos Cancer Center office. Jim and his wife Natalie are both Utah County natives and graduates of American Fork High School. They both come from families with deep roots in the local community. They are the busy parents of 6 children ranging in age from 5 to 17. The Clarke's have a broad range of hobbies and interests, including sports (basketball, distance running, volleyball, & pickleball), music (piano, violin, choir, and guitar), the arts (musical theater, painting, sewing), outdoor adventures, spending time with friends and neighbors, church service, and family vacations.
They started their family in Columbus, Ohio where Dr. Clarke completed his medical training and where they all became ardent supporters of The Ohio State University Buckeye football team. In 2009 Dr. Clarke joined Gamma West and their family relocated to St. George, Utah where they lived for eight years. The Clarke's relocated to Utah County in 2017 as development of the new Timpanogos Cancer Center got underway.
Dr. Clarke is a board-certified radiation oncologist with extensive training and experience in the use of advanced radiation therapy technologies to combat cancer. He developed an early interest and aptitude for medical science as a student at Brigham Young University. He went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 2004. During his time there he developed a special interest in oncology through clinical experiences and through a laboratory research fellowship in cancer genetics. Following medical school, he completed a 5-year residency in radiation oncology at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital at Ohio State. At Ohio State, he gained valuable experience in a wide range of cutting edge radiation therapy technologies, including external beam radiation therapy, brain and body radiosurgery, and high dose rate brachytherapy. Dr. Clarke has been involved with oncology research in the clinic, and in the laboratory, and has authored a number of scientific publications in the field.
He relayed his care philosophy as follows: "It is a true privilege to participate in the care of patients with cancer. We are invited into a crucial moment in the lives of patients and their families. My goal is to eliminate cancer, and alleviate suffering. It is critical to take time to listen to patients and understand their personal priorities and concerns. Every patient deserves to be treated with respect and compassion and we make that a top priority for our entire team. With our new Timpanogos Cancer Center, we have sought to create access to first class technology with a skilled and caring care team in a community setting right here in Utah County."
Learn more about Dr. Clarke at his Google and HealthGrades profile pages linked below: