Nina Clark, MD

Dr. Nina Clark



Pinckney, MI

Medical School:

University of California, San Francisco

Resident Bio:

I grew up in a small town in Michigan and went to Cornell for college. After graduating, I worked in clinical research for a few years in San Francisco before going to UCSF for medical school. I bike to work, try to backpack, hike, and trail run as often as possible, and have the best old dog in the world (his name is Walter and he is a very good boy).

Personal Interests:

Trail running, biking, backpacking, and hiking

Clinical Interests:

HPB surgery, outcomes and health services research

Professional Activities:

ACS Resident Member

Why UW?

Broad clinical experience that includes working at a trauma center (Harborview), academic hospital (UW), VA, children’s hospital, and community hospitals in the Seattle area. I knew I was going to apply for 7-year research track programs, so the opportunities for research out of UW Surgery were a huge draw. And as a backpacker and trail runner, it was hard to find a better location to move to.

What advice do you have for incoming interns?

Remember to like your job.
Don’t take yourself too seriously – you will be wrong, learn a ton, have questions, and need to ask for help. All of those things are easier if you’re humble and can laugh at yourself.
Come up with a system for keeping track of things to do – for both daily/patient care tasks and for big picture stuff. Stick to it, and hold yourself accountable to it.

What do you like best about living in Seattle?

I can work a shift in the trauma ICU, leave with enough daylight to drive to the mountain 30min from my house for a trail run, and be back in time to walk my dog before dinner.



  1. Clark, NMKolnik, SM; Gui, X; Sham, JG. Giant choledochal cyst presenting with biliary obstruction without invasive carcinoma. ACS Case Reviews in Surgery. Accepted for publication. 
  2. Clark, N, Pillarisetty, V. Ampullary Resection for Tumor. The SCORE Portal. Published November 2020.
  3. Tseng, ZH; Olgin, J; Vittinghoff, E; Ursell, P; Kim, A; Sporer, K; Yeh, C; Colburn, B; Clark, NM; Khan, R; Hart, A; Moffatt, E. Prospective countywide surveillance and autopsy characterization of sudden cardiac death: the San Francisco Postmortem Systematic InvesTigation of Sudden Cardiac Death (POST SCD) Study. Circulation. 2018; In Press.
  4. Clark, NM; Schembri, M; Jacoby, VL. Change in surgical practice for women with leiomyomas after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration morcellator safety communication. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017; 130(5):1057-63.
  5. Tseng, ZH; Hayward, RM; Clark, NM; Mulvanny, CG; Colburn, BJ; Ursell, PC; Olgin, JE; Hart, AP, Moffatt, E. Sudden death in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2015; 175(8):1342-50.
  6. Clark, NM; Podolski, AJ; Brooks, ED; Chizen, DR; Pierson, RA; Lehotay, DC; Lujan, ME. Prevalence of polycystic ovary syndrome phenotypes using updated criteria for polycystic ovarian morphology: an assessment of over 100 consecutive women self-reporting outward features of polycystic ovary syndrome. Reproductive Sciences. 2014; 21(8):1034-43.