Alexander (John) ClarkMD, FRCPC


Phone: 902-473-6428
Fax: 902-473-4126
Mailing Address: 
Pain Management Unit, 4th Floor Dickson Building
5820 University Ave., Halifax, NS B3H 1V7
Research Topics:
  • Anesthesia
  • Chronic pain management and outcomes
  • Efficacy and side effects of opioids and cannabinoids


Related Information

Adminstrative roles

  • Medical director, Pain Services, Central Zone, Nova Scotia Health Authority


  • LMCC, Medical Council of Canada
  • CCFP, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Certificant
  • FRCPC, Anesthesia, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • DABA, Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology
  • MD, Dalhousie University
  • BSc, Dalhousie University

Research interests

Dr. Clark’s research focuses on the management of chronic pain, the efficacy and side effects of opioids and cannabinoids, and the health outcomes of those suffering from chronic pain.

Selected memberships/service and activity

  • Co-chair of the 2012 Canadian Pain Summit in Ottawa, Ontario
  • President of the Canadian Pain Society, 1997- 2000
  • Honorary secretary of the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society from 1993 to 1998
  • Former medical director, Calgary Chronic Pain Centre, Alberta Health Services