Barbara Clark Ziko M.D.

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Barbara Clark
Ziko, MD
NORTH CAROLINA -- Barbara Clark Ziko, MD, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013, at UNC Memorial Hospital.
Barbara was born on March 28, 1953, in Detroit, Mich., to Arthur M. Clark Jr., M.D., and Lois Jean 'Pat' Clark, R.N. Barbara attended Dearborn public schools and graduated from Dearborn High School in 1971. Among other achievements, she was one of two Michigan Presidential Scholars. Barbara graduated from Yale in 1976 with a B.A. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. She earned her MD from Duke University School of Medicine in May of 1980. Barbara married the aforesaid Thomas J. Ziko on May 24, 1980. In June of 1981, Barbara completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Maine Medical Center. She and Tom then returned to Durham, N.C., where she began practicing emergency medicine at regional hospitals. In 1987, she passed her examinations and attained board certification from the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Barbara was also a Fellow in the American College of Emergency Physicians. On Dec. 1, 1992, Barbara accepted an appointment as a staff physician with North Carolina State University Student Health where she worked until acute myelogenous leukemia forced her to curtail her practice in November of 2011.
On Aug. 7, 1990, Barbara gave birth to Suzanna Clark Ziko. When she was not working, Barbara immersed herself in Suzanna's academic and artistic endeavors. Barbara herself loved playing the piano and she gained emotional strength from music her entire life. She was fond of singing alto with the Christ Church Raleigh choir but accompanying Suzanna at vocal competitions or in private brought her the greatest joy. Barbara leaves behind innumerable friends with whom she shared extraordinary adventures.
Barbara is survived by her father, Arthur Marlin Clark Jr., M.D. and her mother, Lois Jean 'Pat' Clark, R.N. in Dearborn, Mich.; her husband, Thomas J. Ziko in Raleigh, N.C.; her daughter, Suzanna Clark Ziko in Chicago, Ill.; her brother, Thomas R. Clark and her sister-in-law Kathleen V. Clark in Plymouth, Mich.; and her nieces, Natalie A. Clark, M.D. in Ann Arbor, Mich., and Alexandra N. Clark in Boston, Mass.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to
The Caring Community
Foundation, Inc.
Clark's Promise Care of Christ Church Raleigh
or a cancer .
Barbara Clark
Ziko, MD

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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on July 14, 2013
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