Clark C. Otley, M.D., is a consultant in the Department of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He joined the staff of Mayo Clinic in 1996 and holds the academic rank of professor of dermatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. After receiving his undergraduate degree from Williams College in religion, Dr. Otley completed medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and then completed an internship in internal medicine at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He completed his residency in dermatology at Harvard University, serving as chief resident. Upon finishing residency, Dr. Otley completed a fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery and cutaneous oncology at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Otley serves as the medical director for Department of Business Development, whose mission is to advance Mayo Clinic through proactive business partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and commercialize Mayo Clinic technologies for the benefit of patients worldwide while generating revenue to support clinical practice, research, and education at Mayo Clinic. He also serves as vice president of the Destination Medical Center Economic Development Agency, which supports the Destination Medical Center Corporation Board in a 20-year economic development initiative to position Rochester, Minnesota, as the world’s premier destination for health and wellness. Dr. Otley serves as interim president of the Mayo Clinic Platform.
Dr. Otley has published widely in the areas of cutaneous oncology, skin cancer in organ transplant patients, skin cancer in immunosuppressed populations, and the optimization of perioperative surgical management. He is the founding president of the International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative and has served as a director of the American Board of Dermatology. He has multiple peer-reviewed publications. In recognition of his work, Dr. Otley has received many honors and awards, including the Young Leadership Award from the American Dermatological Association and recognition on the Minnesota Best Doctors and Minnesota Best Doctors for Women lists. Dr. Otley received the Mayo Distinguished Clinician Award in 2015.