Clancy Jake Clark, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

126 Ratings

Clancy Jake Clark, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Clinical Interests

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Oncology

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4276
Department: 336-716-0545


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Brown University, 1998
  • M.D., Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2004
  • Fellowship, Surgical Research, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 2007
  • Residency, Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 2010
  • Fellowship, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery


  • The Pancreas Club
  • Soc Of Surgical Oncology
  • Soc Of Surg Of Alimentary Trac
  • Am Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Soc Of Gastrointestinal End
  • Int'L Hepato Pancreato Bilary

NPI Number

  • 1053455444
Clancy Jake Clark, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

126 Ratings

Clancy Jake Clark, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Research Interests

Pancreatic Neoplasms; Pancreatectomy; Cholangiocarcinoma; Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic; Bile Duct Neoplasms
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-0545


Recent Publications

Expected and unexpected consequences of the Affordable Care Act: the impact on patients and surgeons-pro and con arguments. Rudnicki M, Armstrong JH, Clark C, Marcus SG, Sacks L, Moser AJ, Reid-Lombardo K.. J Gastrointest Surg. 2016;20(2):351-360.

Trends in the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography for the management of chronic pancreatitis in the United States. Clark CJ, Fino NF, Clark N, Rosales A, Mishra G, Pawa R.. J Clin Gastroentrol. 2016;50(5):417-422.

Outcomes after mastectomy and lumpectomy in elderly patients with early stage breast cancer [abstract]. Mogal H, Clark C, Fino N, Howard-McNatt M.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016;23(Suppl 1):S59.

Safety of an enhanced recovery pathway for patients undergoing open hepatic resection. Clark CJ, Ali SM, Zaydfudim V, Jacob AK, Nagorney DM.. PLoS One. 2016;11(3):e0150782.

Depressive symptoms in older long-term colorectal cancer survivors: a population-based analysis using the SEER-Medicare healthcare outcomes survey. Clark CJ, Fino NF, Liang JH, Hiller D, Bohl J.. Support Care Cancer. 2016;24(9):3907-3914.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in octogenarians: a population-based study using the nationwide inpatient sample. Clark CJ, Coe A, Fino NF, Pawa R.. Endosc Int Open. 2016;4(6):E624-E630.

Comparison of observed to predicted outcomes using the ACS NSQIP risk calculator in patients undergoing pancreaticoduodenectomy. Mogal HD, Fino N Clark C, Shen P.. J Surg Oncol. 2016;114(2):157-162.

Impact of distal pancreatectomy on outcomes of peritoneal surface disease treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Doud AN, Randle RW, Clark CJ, Levine EA, Swett KR, Shen P, Stewart JH, Votanopoulos KI.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(5):1645-1650.

Peritoneal surface disease with synchronous hepatic involvement treated with cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). Randle RW, Doud AN, Levine EA, Clark CJ, Swett KR, Shen P, Stewart JH, Votanopoulos KI.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(5):1634-1638.

Circumportal pancreas: imaging findings in 40 patients. Tappouni R, Perumpillichira J, Sekala M, Hosseinzadeh K, Clark C, Leyendecker J.. Abdom Imaging. 2015;40(3):521-530.

Quality of life for African-American breast cancer survivors: a population-based study of 210 patients [abstract]. Howard-McNatt M, Stewart JH, Clark CJ.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(Suppl 2):61-62.

Comparison of observed to predicted outcomes using the ACS NSQIP universal risk calculator in patients undergoing pancreatoduodenectomy [abstract]. Mogal H, Fino N, Clark CJ, Shen P.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(Suppl 1):S133.

Bile duct surgery in the treatment of hepatobiliary and gallbladder malignancies: effects of hepatic and vascular resection on outcomes. Shen P, Fino N, Levine EA, Eversole P, Clark C.. HPB (Oxford). 2015;17(12):1066-1073.

Effect of epidural compared to patient-controlled intravenous analgesia on outcomes for patients undergoing hepatectomy [abstract]. Allen S, DeRoche A, Adams L, Slocum K, Fitzgerald N, Clark CJ, Shen P.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(Suppl 1):S102.

Clinical outcomes for neuroendocrine tumors of the duodenum and ampulla of Vater: a population-based study. Randle RW, Ahmed S, Newman NA, Clark CJ.. J Gastrointest Surg. 2014;18(2):354-362.

Trends in the use of ERCP for the management of chronic pancreatitis: a population-based study using the nationwide inpatient sample [abstract]. Clark CJ, Clark N, Ahmed S, Mishra G, Pawa R.. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014;79(5 Suppl):AB377-378.

Cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for gallbladder cancer: a retrospective review. Randle RW, Levine EA, Clark CJ, Stewart JH, Shen P, Votanopoulos KI.. Am Surg. 2014;80(7):710-713.

Clinical characteristics and overall survival in patients with anaplastic pancreatic cancer. Clark CJ, Arun JS, Graham RP, Zhang L, Farnell M, Reid-Lombardo KM.. Am Surg. 2014;80(2):117-123.

Spigelain hernia with gallstone ileus: what are the chances?. Ahmed S, Shen P, Clark CJ... Am Surg. 2014;80(8):E227-E229.

Short-term and long-term outcomes for patients with autoimmune pancreatitis after pancreatectomy: a multi-institutional study. Clark CJ, Morales-Oyarvide V, Zaydfudim V, Stauffer J, Deshpande V, Smyrk TC, Chari ST, Fernandez-del Castillo C, Farnell MB.. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013;17(5):899-906.

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Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Clinical Interests

Hepatobiliary Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Surgical Oncology, Gastrointestinal Oncology
Clancy Jake Clark, M.D.

Clancy Jake Clark, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Clancy Jake Clark, M.D.126 Ratings


Doctor Ratings

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Patient Comments

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*Dr. Clark is a wonderful surgeon & I've never had an experience with him short of informative & encouraging. Wonderful provider.


This care providers is the best I have ever had.


I have had only good experiences with my doctor and his staff.


*Dr Clark is wonderful. Excellent Dr. listens and has a very good bedside manner.


Dr. Clark is the most accessible doctor I have ever met. He gave us his numbers, including his cell phone number on our 1st visit. I think we've called him 4 times. He's answered twice and called us back the other times. When people are dealing with pancreatic cancer, a killer, it's very important to be able to talk to your doctor, and he made that possible. That gave us a lot of peace.


Dr. Clark is one of the best medical professionals I've ever dealt with. He is professional, highly skilled, and always approachable and thorough in his explanations. Contacting him was easy and he responded quickly. I have the highest regard for his work.


*Dr. Clark was exceptional throughout every phase of surgery.


Dr Clark is a first class physician. No doubt one of the best at what he does.


wonderful provider, I would trust him with my life... again!


*Dr. Clark is a very caring provider. He makes you feel at ease. If he doesn't know the answer to your problem he will find it for you. He has done a lot for me. He is great.


Dr Clark actually called me HIMSELF at 430pm on Friday afternoon to check on me before a weekend... not a nurse, or PA


He has a great reputation and he lived up to that. Wonderful bedside manner. Smiles easily.


On the initial visit, Dr. Clark spent a great deal of time explaining my condition and treatment alternatives. His was very reassuring and thoroughly answered all of our questions. After surgery, Dr. Clark called to explain the pathology results rather than waiting until the post-op visit. His going the extra mile was very much appreciated. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Clark to other patients.


No problems


Dr. Clark spent a great deal of time explaining the surgical procedure, possible surgical variations depending on pathological outcomes, and prognosis after surgery. Though the prospect of surgery is in itself stressful, Dr. Clark did an excellent job in addressing my concerns and calming my anxiety. I feel very lucky to have had Dr. Clark as my surgeon.


Excellent care.




Have always had a good experience and would recommend *Dr. Clark to any one.


I would highly recommend *Dr. C. J. Clark.




I am very pleased with the provider!


I really was taken care of and enjoyed my care at all times.


*Dr. Clancy drew diagrams & put the results on the computer to help me understand my problem.


I owe my life the Dr. Clark. I am certain, if he was not my Dr. I would no longer be alive. His bed side manner is great, and we have forged a relationship I thought never could exist between Dr. and patient. I enjoy each visit I have with him. I have thanked God numerous times that Dr. Clark is my surgeon and care provider. Dr. Clark has made my cancer diagnosis, and treatment a positive event in my life. Dr. Clark's care and concern for me and my family is a true testament to his character as a Dr. and caring person. I cannot say enough positive things about this man.

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