Mark Smith's bio:

Dr. Mark Smith is Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Washington Hospital Center and Chairman and Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is a Director of the ER One Project to create an all-risks ready emergency care center.

Dr. Smith graduated with highest honors from Swarthmore College in 1968 and received a Masters degree in Computer Science from Stanford University in 1971. He obtained his MD degree from Yale University School of Medicine in 1977. He did his residency training in emergency medicine at George Washington and Georgetown University Hospitals. Prior to assuming his current position at Washington Hospital Center in 1995, Dr. Smith served as Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University Medical Center for 11 years.

Dr. Smith’s areas of special interest are disaster medicine, emergency department design, and medical informatics. Dr. Smith is one of the directors of Project ER One, a federally funded effort to develop the design criteria for an all-risks ready emergency care facility, specifically designed to cope with terrorist events and emerging diseases with capability built-in for scalability, medical consequence management, and threat mitigation.

Dr. Smith’s primary research interest is in the application of information technology to clinical care. He is the co-developer of the novel Azyxxi information system, which uses a data-centric architecture to provide immediate access to comprehensive clinical data about a patient.

Dr. Smith is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, American College of Physician Executives, Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, and American Medical Informatics Association.

Dr. Smith has no relevant disclosures.

Mark Smith's posts:

Creating a World Class Information System in a Hospital Environment

Violating Conventional Wisdom

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