About the Author
Author Guy S. Clark, M.D., received the Bronze Star, three Air Medals, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and the Vietnam Service Medal for his service during the Vietnam War. This memoir is based on almost daily entries in a personal journal he kept throughout his year of service in Vietnam, from June 1966-June 1967.
Today, he lives and works in Santa Barbara, California. He founded and is currently the medical director of both the Arthritis Institute of Santa Barbara and The Osteoporosis Institute of Santa Barbara in California. He also is a founding fellow of the American Rheumatism Association and the American College of Rheumatology. He has served as a senior aviation medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration since 1971.
During his medical career, Dr. Clark held a number of executive and administrative positions over the course of his career, including positions in occupational and emergency medicine, extended care and convalescent medicine, and laboratory and clinical pathology.
Before the experiences recounted in "Sharkbait," Dr. Clark received his bachelor’s degree from Emory University in Atlanta, and his medical degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Medical Examiners, the American Board of Forensic Medicine, the International Society for Clinical Densitometry, and the American Board of Forensic Examiners, and board-qualified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.