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Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine; Director of Patient Safety, Department of Medicine; Medical Director, Mortality Reduction Program

Specialty Areas

Adult Inpatient Medicine; Quality Improvement; Patient Safety with emphasis on Event reporting


BA, Magna Cum Laude with honors, Miami University, 2005. MD, Cum Laude, Ohio State College of Medicine, 2009. Internal Medicine Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2009-2012. Instructor, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2012-2014. Assistant Program Director, Armstrong Institute Program in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, 2012-2014. Clinical Instructor, Duke University Hospital, 2014-2016. Physician Advisor, Duke University Hospital, 2015-2016. Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, 2016-2022. Physician Leader for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at UNC Hillsborough Hospital, 2017-Present. Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement (IHQI), 2018-Present; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina, 2022-Present.

Research Interests

Dr. Mock’s main area of interest is Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, in particular using event reporting to help guide system improvements and in engaging frontline staff in QI and Safety efforts to improve the “culture of safety” with the UNC Health Care system. Dr. Mock is the Director of Patient Safety Committee, faculty within Institute for Healthcare Quality Improvement and the Medical Director for Mortality Reduction Program.


Thom RP, Mock CK, Teslyar P. Delirium in hospital patients: Risks and Benefits of antipsychotic drugs. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2017 Aug;84(8):616-622

Crowley MJ, Diamantidis CJ, McDuffie JR, Cameron CB, Mock CK, Wang X, Tang S, Nagi A, Kosinski AS, Williams Jr JW. Clinical Outcomes of Metformin Use in Populations With Chronic Kidney Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, or Chronic Liver Disease: A Systematic Review. Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(3):191-200.

Crowley MJ, Diamantidis CJ, McDuffie JR, Cameron CB, Stanifer JW, Mock CK, Wang X, Tang S, Nagi A, Williams JW. Metformin Use in Patients with Contraindications or Precautions. VA ESP Project #09-009; 2016.

Johnson AE, Knight AM, Mock CK, Mayers JM, Zakaria S. Attitudes Surrounding Continuous Telemetry Utilization by Providers at an Academic Tertiary Medicine Center. Journal Of Clinical Outcomes Management. 2016; 23(3): 127-134.

Rinke ML, Mock CK, Persing NM, Sawyer M, Haut ER, Neufeld NJ and Nagy P. The Armstrong Institute Resident/Fellow Scholars: A Multispecialty Curriculum to Train Future Leaders in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. American Journal of Medical Quality: 2015 Jan 22.

Kelleher CJ, Herzke CA. Steroid-responsive but not Rheumatologic. American Journal of Medicine. 2011; 124(12): 1129-1131.

Poster Presentations

Zhang Z, Williams MH, Farmer T, Mock C, Sherwood G. (April 2018). Patient Safety Culture at UNC Health Care Hillsborough Campus. Poster session presented at Department of Nursing Research and Quality Conference, Chapel Hill, NC.

Edwards E, Mock C, Mehotra A, Moore, C. (Oct 2017). Use of Scribes in the Inpatient setting. Poster session presented at the NC Triangle Chapter SHM Meeting, Carry, N

“Barriers to entry of multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MDR-TB) cases into treatment: A retrospective cohort study in the Northwestern province of South Africa 2008” Johns Hopkins University Center for Global Health, Global Health Day, May 2010

Recognitions and Honors

Duncan Neuhauser Curriculum Innovation Award (2014); Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Member (2008); Landacre Honor Society (2008

Clare Mock
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    101 Manning Drive

    Hospital Medicine

    CB #7085

    Chapel Hill, NC 27599