William Clarke, PhD, MBA, DABCC

In July 2023, we changed our name from AACC (short for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry) to the Association for Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine (ADLM). The following page was written prior to this rebranding and contains mentions of the association’s old name. It may contain other out-of-date information as well.

2019 Outstanding Contributions to Education in Clinical Chemistry

2004 The George F. Grannis Award For Excellence In Research And Scientific Publication, NACB (now the Academy of Diagnostics & Laboratory Medicine)

Dr. Clarke is professor of pathology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore as well as the director of point-of-care testing and clinical toxicology at its hospital. He joined the staff at Johns Hopkins after completing a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical chemistry there. He is co-director of its clinical chemistry fellowship program. Dr. Clarke has contributed to education at the national level with service to the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), the the Academy, and the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute. He was a member of the AACC professional practice education committee, lectured in the professional practice course for many years, chaired the education committee of the AACC Proteomics Division, and has received many AACC outstanding speaker awards. He is the editor of Contemporary Practice in Clinical Chemistry, a widely used text for clinical chemistry fellows and pathology residents. He has served the AACC as a leader in many capacities, including as chair of the government relations committee, chair of the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division, treasurer of the TDM-Toxicology Division, chair of the Capital Section, and member of the board of directors. He served as treasurer of the National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (now the Academy). His research interests include clinical mass spectrometry, method development for therapeutic drug monitoring, clinical toxicology, point-of-care testing, and development of biomarkers for use in drug management. Dr. Clarke has published as author or co-author more than 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts or book chapters, is the co-editor-in-chief of the journal Practical Laboratory Medicine, and is a reviewer for more than 20 journals.