Dr. Smith is an independent senior healthcare consultant. He previously served as the Chief Medical Officer with Morrisey Associates Inc/ Morcare LLC for six years. He is a member of HG Healthcare Consultants LLC.  He brings 30 years of clinical practice and hospital management experiences to his work with physicians and hospitals across the United States.   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. 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.   He 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.   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. Dr. Smith’s previous positions included president of the Medical Staff, chief of surgery, chairman of peer review committee,  medical director of cardiac surgery at Desert Regional Medical Center and Chief Medical Officer for the Verisys Corporation. He is also a certified gemologist (G.G.) from the Gemological Institute of America.   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. He enjoys tennis, gemology, traveling and is an avid instrument rated priva 

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