Mark S. Smith, MD, is director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2). In this role, Smith leads a system-wide initiative to foster and catalyze innovation at MedStar Health. In addition, Smith serves as the chairman of MedStar Emergency Physicians and is professor and chairman of emergency medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Prior to his appointment as director of MI2, Smith served as chairman of emergency medicine at Washington Hospital Center for 14 years. Prior to that, he was chairman and professor of emergency medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center and director of its Ronald Reagan Institute of Emergency Medicine.
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. 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.
Additionally, Smith is the director of the ER One Institute and the co-founder of Project ER One, Washington Hospital Center's initiative to develop the design concepts, features, and specifications for an all-risks ready emergency care facility, one that is optimized to manage the medical consequences of terrorism and mass casualty incidents. He is the co-creator of MedStar Health's innovative Azzyxi clinical information system and has authored numerous journal articles and presentations on emergency medicine and two textbooks in the field.