Dr. Bark is a native of Akron, OH. He received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Pre-Medicine in 1968 from the University of Akron. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1972. After completing his internship and residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia he entered private practice in Lexington in July 1976. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1977. His book Skin Secrets: A Complete Guide to Skin Care for the Entire Family was published by McGraw-Hill in 1987. Retin-A and Other Youth Miracles was published by Prima Publishing in 1989. Your Skin - An Owner's Guide was published by Prentice Hall in 1995. He has appeared on many national, regional, and local television programs and has been quoted in national magazines and newspapers providing education to the public regarding the care of their skin and the prevention of skin cancer. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and has held a faculty position with the Academy. He is the former president of the Fayette County Chapter of the American Cancer Society and is a member of the American College of Cryosurgery, the Royal Society of Medicine as well as numerous other medical association affiliations.