Kathleen Clem is executive vice president and chief clinical officer for Adventist Health System’s Office of Clinical Effectiveness. In this role, she is responsible for clinical effectiveness, and leads the organization’s efforts to provide safe and exceptional patient care across the continuum of health care services.
Clem previously served as vice president and chief medical officer for Florida Hospital East Orlando. Her past experience also includes serving as professor and chair of emergency medicine and pediatrics at Loma Linda University, and prior to that, as division chief of emergency medicine in the Department of Surgery at Duke University.
Clem earned a doctorate degree from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in emergency medicine. She completed her pre-med requirements and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Tennessee Technological University. She also earned an associate degree in nursing from the Loma Linda University School of Nursing.