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Joseph B. Clamon, JD

Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs, University of Iowa Health Care


Joseph B. Clamon, JD, was named the associate vice president for legal affairs for University of Iowa Health Care in April 2014. In this capacity he serves as chief legal counsel, overseeing the full range of legal services for each component of UI Health Care.

Clamon came to UI Health Care from UnityPoint Health in West Des Moines, Iowa, where he served as in-house counsel, advising UnityPoint leaders on a broad array of health care issues. Prior to his role with UnityPoint Health, he was an attorney with the law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery, specializing in health law and life sciences, and a judicial clerk for Judge Michael J. Melloy, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Clamon is currently an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Public Health at the University of Iowa. He previously held adjunct professorships in the Drake University Law School and Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Clamon is a graduate of the University of Iowa College of Law and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame. He is licensed in both Iowa and Illinois, and is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and Iowa Society of Health Care Attorneys.