President

Dr. Alison M. Clarke, President, Alberta Medical Association

Dr. Alison M. Clarke

Dr. Clarke, a family physician based in Strathmore, is the AMA's 2018-19 President.

Dr. Clarke is a fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada who has practiced for over 20 years. She has been involved with primary care networks since the PCN concept was first established and participated in the original planning and implementation. Currently, Dr. Clarke serves as the Medical Director of the Calgary Rural PCN.

A distinguished career

Dr. Clarke received her medical degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1990 and her Certification in the College of Family Physicians in 1992. In 2005, she became a Fellow of the College of Family Physicians (Canada). Along with her current service as Medical Director for the Calgary Rural PCN, Dr. Clarke practices family medicine in Strathmore where she is also an admitting physician in acute care as well as an emergency room physician.

Dr. Clarke has been a leader in many roles outside of the AMA including President of the Rural Medical Staff Association, Calgary Zone, and Medical Chief of Staff of Strathmore District Health Services. Her writing has appeared in Vital Signs magazine on the topic of medical practice from a rural perspective.

An active AMA member

Dr. Clarke has been an AMA member since her family practice residency in 1990. She has committed her time to various roles within the association, such as:

  • Representative Forum delegate (1998-2010)
  • AMA Board of Directors (2010-2013)

Other AMA positions have included the Nominating Committee, the Ad Hoc Committee to Review AMA’s Regional Structure and delegate to the Canadian Medical Association General Council.

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness.