skip to Main Content
Jay Clarke


  • Carolina Mountain Dermatology

Jay L. Clarke, MHS, PA-C joined The Skin Surgery Center in August of 2017.  He attended the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Conservation and Resource Studies. His emphasis of study was aquatic biology and, after graduation, he worked with Kinnetic Laboratories, an oceanographic and environmental research firm in Santa Cruz California.

In 2000, he graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine, where he earned his Master of Health Science degree in the Physician Assistant program. He joined Carolina Mountain Dermatology, PA in 2004, and performs all dermatological services including dermatological disorders, biopsies, and surgery, as well as cosmetic procedures like dermal fillers and neurotoxins.

Jay is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the North Carolina Academy of Physicians Assistants, and the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


Carolina Mountain Dermatology, PA (2004-present)
Arden, NC
Physician Assistant – Perform dermatology practice services in an office setting.

Waynesville Family Practice  (2002-2004)
Waynesville, NC
Physician Assistant – Performed family practice services in the hospital, nursing home, and office setting.

Hillandale Medical Center    (2001-2002)
Durham, NC
Physician Assistant – Ordered diagnostic tests, formulated and implemented treatment plans and performed minor surgical procedures, as appropriate, in an urgent care setting.

Dorothea Dix Hospital (1997-1998)
Raleigh, NC
Nursing Assistant/Health Care Technician – Recognized treated patients’ emotional and behavioral crisis situations in an acute, inpatient psychiatric admissions ward.

Zebulon Area Rescue Squad  (1995-1997)
Zebulon, NC
Emergency Medical Technician – Provided 911 responses for a rural county on ALS and BLS rigs as part of a volunteer rescue squad. Participated in patient assessment, triage, and pre-hospital care.


Duke University School of Medicine    (May 2000)
Durham, NC

  • Master of Health Sciences
  • Physician Assistant Program

University of California (December 1991)
Berkeley, CA

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Conservation and Resource Studies


  • American Academy of Physician Assistants, 1998-present
  • North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants, 1998-present
  • Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, 2004-present
  • Duke Physician Assistant Class Governing Body, 1998-2000
    • Stead Society, President
Back To Top