About Dr. Clardy
Dr. Clardy received his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1995 from Southwestern University. He went on to attend medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he finished his degree in 1999. He completed residency in Family Medicine in 2002. He received his degree of Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2008. He holds a second board certification as a “Certified Healthcare Professional” through the IBCSM. H
Dr. Clardy actively serves as the Sebastian County Medical Officer and is frequently deployed as a Supervisory Medical Officer through the Department of Health and Human Services. He has served in Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Irene, Sandy, Baton Rouge flooding, Harvey, Maria, Olivia, Florence, Typhoon Manghut and also in the Joplin, MO, Tornado Response Force Protection Strike Team missions over the years. Dr. Clardy co-authored the clinical disaster plan for state wide usage by the UAMS system in 2011. He has a published on the “Recommended Curriculum Guidelines for Family Medicine Residents Disaster Medicine 2012”. He has also co-authored various journal articles and given many presentations over the years in his areas of interest. Dr. Clardy is the current Vice-chief of Staff for Baptist Health Fort Smith and will assume the duties of Chief of Staff in January of 2021
He has special interests in wilderness medicine, obstetrics, critical care and disaster medicine. He also serves as the Associate Clinic Director for procedural medicine for UAMS West. He and his wife, Dr. Katherine Irish-Clardy, met during residency and have two children, Kenneth and Erin. Dr. Clardy has hobbies that include the outdoors, sailing, and amateur radio, call sign KE5WQK.
Dr. Clardy's Academic Background
- UAMS - Regional Programs
- Assistant Professor
- American Board of Family Medicine