Dr. Smith brings 30 years of clinical practice and hospital management experiences to his work with physicians and hospitals across the United States. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery (Voluntary) in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Section at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. His area of interest is in treating patients with venous disorders.
Dr. Smith’s clinical practice as a surgeon and multiple roles in senior hospital administration make him uniquely qualified to assist clients develop solutions to their complex problems. He has expertise in system quality and performance improvement, peer review, ongoing and focused professional practice evaluation, management of deficient practitioner performance, criteria-based privileging, low volume practitioners, ED call and external focused review.
He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Society for Vascular Surgery, and the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society. He is serving on the Committee for Political Action of the Society of Vascular Surgery. He also holds a certification as a quality professional, CPHQ, from the NAHQ.
Dr. Smith is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College. He received his general surgery residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center and had Cardiac and Vascular Surgery fellowships at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Smith holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.