Dr. lrish-Clardy grew up in Costa Rica. She came to the United States for her last year of high school and subsequently earned her undergraduate degree from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. She returned to Costa Rica after college and obtained her doctorate of medicine from the University of Costa Rica Medical School. She completed her year of required social service as a general practitioner working at a rural health department in Costa Rica.
Subsequently, she moved to Arkansas where she completed her residency in family medicine at UAMS West in 2001. Being fluent in Spanish, she worked for four years at La Clinica Del Pueblo in Fort Smith, serving the Hispanic population in Fort Smith and the surrounding area. During that time, she was part-time faculty at UAMS West. In 2005, she joined the faculty full-time.
She continues to see many of her patients from La Clinica as well as having a busy obstetrical practice along with her duties as faculty. Dr. lrish-Clardy also maintains a close relationship with our affiliated hospital, Sparks Health System, serving on several boards and committees.
Dr. lrish-Clardy and her husband, Dr. Bryan Clardy, met during residency and have two children. She is active in her church choir.
ALSO Approved Instructor
Degree of Fellow from the AAFP
Chief Medical Officer - Sparks Regional Medical Center, Fort Smith
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