Nathaniel Clark, MD

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division of General Psychiatry
Chief Medical Officer
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health
Chief of Staff
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
1601 23rd Avenue South
Suite 3059

Dr. Nathaniel Clark joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2007. He serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and the Chief of Staff of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. His primary clinical role is to serve as an inpatient psychiatrist treating adults experiencing psychotic and mood disorders. He was the lead clinician in the establishment and development of the Electroconvulsive Therapy Service at Vanderbilt, and, with the addition of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, served as the Medical Director of the renamed Neuromodulation Service until 2016.

He has received several major teaching awards and distinctions from the Department of Psychiatry and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty, he was an inpatient psychiatrist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, Massachusetts, and completed his general psychiatry residency at Boston University.

Clinical Interests

Administrative Psychiatry
Electroconvulsive Therapy
Inpatient Psychiatry

Research Information

Research Interest


Representative Publications

Granja-Ingram NM, James J, Clark N, Stovall J, Heckers S. Successful re-exposure to clozapine after eosinophilia and clinically suspected myocarditis. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2013;35(1):95-96.

Labadie, RF, Clark NK, Cobb CM, Benningfield MM, Fuchs DC. Electroconvulsive Therapy in a cochlear implant patient. Otol Neurotol. 2010 Jan;31(1): 64-66.

McRackan TR, Rivas A, Hedley-Williams A, Raj V, Dietrich MS, Clark NK, Labadie RF. Impedance testing on cochlear implants after electroconvulsive therapy. J ECT 2014.