R. Clark is a graduate of Marietta College and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his Family Practice residency at Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis. He graduated summa cum laude from Marietta College and was an Academic All-American in basketball. He received honors in Behavioral Science at Ohio State and received the Teaching Resident of the Year Award in his residency program. He is a native of Washington County, Ohio, and has practiced medicine in Washington County for the last 27 years. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a member of the American Academy of Family Practice.