Andrew Clark, PhD, D(ABMM) is the Associate Director of Microbiology at Clements University Hospital at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.  Dr. Clark received his undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in Microbiology at the University of Arizona, Tucson AZ.  He then completed a CPEP-accredited postdoctoral fellowship training program in Clinical and Public Health Microbiology at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.  Dr. Clark is board certified in Medical and Public Health Microbiology by the American Board of Medical Microbiology.  His research and academic interests are focused on susceptibility testing and antimicrobial resistance of anaerobic bacteria, and the evaluation and implementation of novel diagnostic technologies in the clinical microbiology laboratory.

Research Interest

  • Antimicrobial resistance mechanisms of anaerobic bacteria


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry.
Wolk DM, Clark AE, Clin. Lab. Med. 2018 09 38 3 471-486
An Engineered Synthetic Biologic Protects Against Clostridium difficile Infection.
Vedantam G, Kochanowsky J, Lindsey J, Mallozzi M, Roxas JL, Adamson C, Anwar F, Clark A, Claus-Walker R, Mansoor A, McQuade R, Monasky RC, Ramamurthy S, Roxas B, Viswanathan VK, Front Microbiol 2018 9 2080
Multicenter Evaluation of MRSASelect II Chromogenic Agar for Identification of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from Wound and Nasal Specimens.
Hernandez DR, Newton DW, Ledeboer NA, Buchan B, Young C, Clark AE, Connoly J, Wolk DM, J. Clin. Microbiol. 2016 Feb 54 2 305-11
Laboratory Diagnosis and Management of Clostridium septicum Infections
Mallozzi MG and Clark AE Clin. Microbiol. Newslett. 2016 38 23 187-191
The Occupational Opportunist: An Update on Erysipelothrix rhusiopathiae Infection, Disease Pathogenesis, and Microbiology
Clark AE Clin. Microbiol. Newslett. 2015 37 18 143-151
Matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization-time of flight mass spectrometry: a fundamental shift in the routine practice of clinical microbiology.
Clark AE, Kaleta EJ, Arora A, Wolk DM, Clin. Microbiol. Rev. 2013 Jul 26 3 547-603
Molecular Characterization of Invasive Staphylococcus aureus Infection in Central New York Children: Importance of Two Clonal Groups and Inconsistent Presence of Selected Virulence Determinants.
Suryadevara M, Clark AE, Wolk DM, Carman A, Rosenbaum PF, Shaw J, J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2013 Mar 2 1 30-9
Clostridium difficile infection: toxins and non-toxin virulence factors, and their contributions to disease establishment and host response.
Vedantam G, Clark A, Chu M, McQuade R, Mallozzi M, Viswanathan VK, Gut Microbes 2012 Mar-Apr 3 2 121-34
Use of PCR coupled with electrospray ionization mass spectrometry for rapid identification of bacterial and yeast bloodstream pathogens from blood culture bottles.
Kaleta EJ, Clark AE, Johnson DR, Gamage DC, Wysocki VH, Cherkaoui A, Schrenzel J, Wolk DM, J. Clin. Microbiol. 2011 Jan 49 1 345-53
Comparative Analysis of PCR Electrospray Ionization/Mass Spectrometry and MALDI-TOF/MS for the Identification of Bacteria and Yeast from Positive Blood Culture Bottles
Kaleta EJ, Clark AE, Cherkaoui A, Wysocki VH, Ingram EL, Schrenzel J, Wolk DM Clin. Chem. 2011 57 7 1057-1067

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society for Microbiology (2013)