Meet Dr. Mark Smith

Dr. Mark Smith is an Associate of Humanus Solutions and is committed to making a difference in the lives of health care professionals, and the care they deliver to patients.

“We must find ways to help health care providers find more joy in their work,” Mark says. “Medicine has changed so much over the course of my career, and we’ve lost something along the way. Delivering health care is a privilege and an honor and it should be joyful.”

Dr. Smith is a board-certified surgeon and practices part time as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Section at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. He had previously practiced General and Vascular Surgery in a private practice setting for 25 years.

He brings 30 years of clinical practice and hospital management experiences to his work with physicians and hospitals across the United States.

Dr. Smith has an 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.

Mark says, “I never expected to work as a consultant. I love being a surgeon and the difference I make for my patients. But I want to do more. I want to help other health care professionals do great work. Consulting gives me opportunities to help entire organizations better serve their patients.”

“When I first encountered Humanus Solutions, I was struck by their approach”, Mark explains. “They help people see work differently; they help leaders connect with people. This is the source failure for so many health care improvements and I was immediately intrigued by the possibility of bringing this work to the medical field.”

Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives, the Society for Vascular Surgery and the Southern California Vascular Surgical Society. He 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.

Mark and his wife Bonnie live in Southern California. Mark is an instrument rated pilot and certified gemologist. He enjoys tennis, travels and wine collecting.

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