Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS

Senior Healthcare Consultant, HG Healthcare Associates.

Mark A. Smith, MD, MBA, FACS, is an independent senior healthcare consultant with HG Healthcare Associates. He previously served as the chief medical officer with Morrisey Associates Inc./Morcare LLC. Smith brings 30 years of clinical practice and hospital management experience to his work with physicians and hospitals across the United States. For the past 12 years, he has practiced as a clinical assistant professor of surgery in the Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Section at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center. 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, including 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. Smith is a board-certified vascular surgeon. He previously practiced general and vascular surgery in a private practice setting for 25 years. Smith’s previous positions include president of the medical staff, chief of surgery, chair of peer review committee, medical director of cardiac surgery at Desert Regional Medical Center and chief medical officer for the Verisys Corporation.