Headshot photo of James B. Clements, MD,FACP

James B. Clements, MD,FACP

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine, School of Medicine
  • DHM Director of Faculty Wellness


Dr Clements' interest in medicine as a career path developed through high school and college. He had always been interested in the sciences and had a passion that he wanted to help people throughout his life. Those two interests combined when he entered medical school at the University of Nebraska. During medical school he gravitated towards fields where he could get to know his patients and think broadly about complex problems. He pursed these interests through a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was invited to spend an additional year as a chief resident for the Internal Medicine department at the University of Utah and further developed his love of teaching this craft to medical students and residents.

He came to OHSU in 2012 as an Internal Medicine hospitalist and has developed a love for this place.  He is constantly reminded of the great group of people (doctors, nurses, technicians, housekeepers, etc.) who are dedicating their lives to helping our patients every day and is proud to be among them. He is involved in teaching, in medical school classes, resident lectures, and on the wards with students and residents which is an activity that brings agreat amount of energy to his practice. His overarching theme is gratefulness for the opportunities this career has given to him. He feels he is able to spend his days helping other people who are in need and passing on these skills to students and residents so that they can provide great care to the patients of tomorrow.  He has become a strong advocate for the wellness of providers so that they are equipped to bring their best selves into work everyday with the aim of delivering compassionate care to each patient. 

Education and training

    • B.S., 2002, Evangel University
    • M.D., 2006, University of Nebraska
  • Internship

    • University of Utah, 2007
  • Residency

    • University of Utah, 2010
    • Chief Residency, University of Utah, 2011

Areas of interest

  • Hospital medicine
  • Provider wellness
  • Mindfulness-based stress management
  • Systems Improvements
  • Bedside procedures
  • Bedside teaching

Honors and awards

  • 2017 Dr. Marion L. Krippaehne Humanism Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2017 Junior Faculty Teaching Award (OHSU Internal Medicine Residency Program)
  • 2014 Faculty Recognition Nominee (OHSU Student Council)
  • 2011 National ACP clinical vignette competition, 1st place oral presentation winner


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Karlapudi S, Hinohara T, Clements J, Bakis G. Therapeutic challenges of pancreatic ascites and the role of endoscopic pancreatic stenting. BMJ Case Rep. 21 Aug;2014.
  • Vinik R, Clements J.  Management of the hyperglycemic inpatient: tips, tools, and protocols for the clinician.  Hosp Pract. 2011 Apr;39(2):40-6.


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