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Jill Clark, MD

Jill E. Clark, MD, FASCRS

Colorectal Surgery
Accepting New Patients
Specialties
  • Colorectal Surgery
Clinical Interests
  • Minimally invasive treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus
  • Laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Patient education, health literacy and health equity
Languages
  • English
Board Certification
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Colon & Rectal Surgery
Philosophy of Care

My practice philosophy is driven by my own experiences as a patient and as the family member of a patient. Regardless of how invincible any of us might seem at times, when we become a patient, we are at our most vulnerable and sometimes unable to advocate for ourselves.

As a surgeon, my first aim is to make my patients feel seen. As I become a part of their healing journey, I become a guide, an advocate and a technician. Whether my job involves giggling through an embarrassing hemorrhoid exam or courageously confronting a new cancer diagnosis, I consider my professional responsibility both a privilege and an obligation. I will offer my patients both the best of my humanity and the best of medical science. In every case, I aim to help patients with the least invasive, most effective treatment method available.

Get to Know Me

In my spare time, I enjoy endurance running and yoga, writing poetry and creative prose, and reading thoughtful nonfiction. My best recent recommendation is “Disturbing the Universe” by Freeman Dyson. I am married to a state judge advocate and lieutenant colonel in the Montana Army National Guard, and four of my eight stepchildren are officers or cadets in the U.S. military. Our live-in dependents include Heathcliff the Russian blue cat and Betty White our golden (girl) retriever.

Medical Education
East Tennessee State University - Quillen College of Medicine (2003)
Johnson City, TN
Internship
East Tennessee State University - Quillen College of Medicine (2004)
Specialty: General Surgery
Johnson City, TN
Residency
East Tennessee State University - Quillen College of Medicine (2008)
Specialty: General Surgery
Johnson City, TN
Fellowship
University of Connecticut - Saint Francis Hospital (2009)
Specialty: Colorectal Surgery
Hartford, CT
Professional Memberships
  • Fellow of the American Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Executive Council, Northwest Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
Awards
Humanism and Excellence in Teaching
Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Gold Humanism
Medicine Honor Society