Mark S. Smith, MD

MedStar MI2

Chief Innovation Officer, MedStar Health Director, MedStar Institute for Innovation

Mark S. Smith, MD, is Chief Innovation Officer of MedStar Health and the Director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2). In this role, Dr. Smith leads a system-wide initiative to catalyze and foster innovation at MedStar Health.

Prior to his appointment as Director of MI2, Dr. Smith served as chair of the department of emergency medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center for 14 years and as founding chair of MedStar Emergency Physicians. Dr. Smith is also professor of emergency medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he served as academic chair of emergency medicine from 2001-2015. Prior to that, he was chair of emergency medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center for 12 years and the director of its Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in mathematics, philosophy, and psychology with highest honors from Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University.

His medical degree is from Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed an internship in medicine at George Washington University Medical Center and a residency in emergency medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. He is board certified in emergency medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.