Dr David Clarke is a prominent figure in the TMS field. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology Emeritus and Assistant Director at the Center for Ethics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where he teaches to Internal Medicine Residents. He is a Faculty Associate at Arizona State University and at the Cummings Graduate Institute (both in Arizona) where he teaches candidates for the Doctor of Behavioral Health degree. He is a Clinical Lecturer in the Physician Assistant school at Pacific University in Oregon.
Dr Clarke is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and despite being officially retired from medical practice, he is president of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association (PPDA) based in Portland, Oregon. A non-profit dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of stress-induced medical conditions.
The PPDA's mission is to provide new approaches to eliminate stress illness disorders such as chronic pain, fibromyalgia, migraines, irritable bowel, chronic fatigue, pelvic pain and many more conditions that we know are psychosomatic or rooted in emotional strain and trauma. Their goal is to grow the awareness of mind-body medicine in parallel with general medical practice, which as I think we can all agree should be a part of all global health care programs as standard.
The PPDA provides training and research to medical professionals mainly but also for the general public with a view to educating as many people and professionals around the world as possible to try to increase the number of clinicians and therapists who can diagnose and treat what they refer to as Psychophysiologic Disorders (PPD) - a different name for what Dr Sarno originally coined as TMS.
Dr Clarke is also an author, his first book was 'They Can't Find Anything Wrong', he also co-authored 'Psychophysiologic Disorders: Trauma-Informed, Interprofessional Diagnosis and Treatment' and regularly speaks at TMS events and contributes to many current TMS resources online, such as Curable's latest video series 'Hope for Healing' hosted by Dr John Stracks.
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