Biography of Dr. Dane Clarke
Dane Clarke was born in Brooklyn, New York to immigrant parents from Guyana, South America. Growing up in the suburbs of New York City, he attended Brooklyn Technical High School and then matriculated to SUNY College at Buffalo where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Furthering his education, Dr. Clarke went on to receive a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences. He then matriculated to Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned his Medical Degree.
After completing Medical School, Dr. Clarke did his internship in internal medicine at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He then completed a three year residency in Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Hospital in Bronx, New York. Dr. Clarke quickly moved up the administrative ladder at Lincoln Hospital starting as the Assistant Section Chief of the Adult Medical Emergency Section and then becoming the Section Chief within one year. He then became the Assistant Director of the Emergency Department at Lincoln Hospital before moving to New Jersey where he served as the Assistant Director of Emergency Services at East Orange General Hospital. He served in this capacity for two years. From there, Dr. Clarke assured the Directorship at Irvington General Hospital wherein he served for three years. Dr. Clarke is currently the Director of Emergency Services at Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy and Old Bridge, New Jersey.
Dr. Clarke is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine as well as a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine. Due to his love of teaching, he does lectures for the Emergency Residents at Lincoln Hospital and Saint Michaels Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. He is also asked to speak frequently at career days at numerous schools throughout New Jersey. Dr. Clarke is also a spokesperson for the American Heart Association.
Dr. Clarke also received the Emergency Physician of the Year Award during his tenure at Irvington General Hospital for his individual outstanding patient satisfaction scores. While at Irvington General Hospital, the Emergency Department received the coveted Press Ganey Compass Award for the most significant improvement in patient satisfaction scores in the country.
Dr. Clarke’s love of teaching led him to becoming Vice-Chairman of the Violence Prevention Institute which is an organization that lectures and teaches young teenagers about gang violence and the consequences of the choices that they make. These lectures are based on actual Emergency Department cases where the children are shown graphic slides of patients who are severely injured due to violent behavior.
Being a sport fans also led Dr. Clarke to become a ringside physician for the State of New Jersey Athletic Board.
Dr. Clarke is married with two children and resides in West Orange, New Jersey.