Gerard Clancy, MD

Gerard Clancy

Prof Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine, Sr Assoc Dean, Univ of Iowa, Carver College of Med, Past President, Univ of Tulsa

Professor of Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine
Senior Associate Dean, University of Iowa, Carver College of Med
Past President, University of Tulsa

Dr. Clancy is a graduate of the University of Iowa with degrees in Biochemistry, Medicine with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors, an American Heart Association Molecular Biology Research Fellowship and Residency Training as a Psychiatrist with service as the Chief Resident. He served as a Flight Surgeon in the United States Air Force with training in Aerospace Medicine, Survival Medicine and Hostage Negotiations. He is a graduate of Harvard University programs in Health Policy and Management and Non-Profit Financial Stewardship.

Dr. Clancy has been a founding Dean of a College twice. In 2008, he led the establishment of the University of Oklahoma – University of Tulsa School of Community Medicine. In 2015, he led the establishment of the University of Tulsa’s Oxley College of Health Sciences.

He received the Distinguished Alumni Award for Early Achievement from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the Distinguished Alumni Award for Achievement from the University of Iowa. He was Tulsa People magazine’s 2009 Tulsan of the Year and in 2016, received the Heart of Henry Zarrow Humanitarian Award. The National Alliance on Mental Illness presented Dr. Clancy with the Exemplary Psychiatrist Award and twice their Public Service Award. Dr. Clancy received the 2020 National University President of the Year Award at the Student Veterans of America National Conference for his work on student veteran well-being and academic success.

Today he staffs the psychiatric services of the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Emergency Department and Medical – Surgical Intensive Care Units. He is also the host of the University of Iowa’s Continuing Medical Education Podcast ROUNDING@IOWA which focuses on timely training for physicians state-wide on subjects such as mRNA vaccines, COVID-19 Long-Hauler Syndrome, and the impact of the pandemic on mental illness, addiction, and health disparities. He is responsible for University of Iowa Health Care’s strategic planning for the retention and well-being of 17,000 healthcare employees and the execution of that plan. That work has extended to guiding health systems across Iowa in the development of their own healthcare workforce recruitment, retention and well-being plans. For this work, he was awarded the inaugural University of Iowa Mental Health Champion Award.