Dr. William Roger Clark has been named Medical Director for the Department of Health and Hospital’s Emergency Medical Services. The appointment was effective October 1, 2007.

As Medical Director, Clark will provide medical direction for the LDH Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. The mission of the Bureau is to ensure optimum pre-hospital emergency care through effective education and certification of EMS providers throughout the state according to national standards.

Clark is a reserve Deputy Medical Director of the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and is the President of the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He received his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University, Ruston and his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Clark completed his residency in emergency medicine at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge.

Clark is a certified instructor in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Basic Disaster Life Support and Advanced Disaster Life Support.