Mark A Smith, MD

Palm Springs, California

General Specialty

Medical Management
Physician conduct
Vascular Surgery

Specialty Focus

Conflicts of Interest
Healthcare Credentialing
Healthcare Management
Healthcare Quality
Hospitals and Medical Ethics
Judicial Hearings
Medical Case Management
Medical Management
Medical Record Review
Medical Staff Affairs
Negligent Credentialing
Negligent Peer Review
Patient Safety
Performance Improvement
Physician Conduct
Physician Credentialing
Physician Integration and Alignment
Physician Peer Review

Dr. Smith is an independent senior healthcare consultant and a practicing vascular surgeon as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He has provided expert medical testimony in cases involving medical staff affairs, peer review and credentialing/privileging. 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.

He is Board Certified in Vascular Surgery and 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 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 Certified Professional of Healthcare Quality by the NAHQ.

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 private pilot.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Physician Credentialing
  • Physician Peer Review
  • Negligent Credentialing
  • Negligent Peer Review
  • Patient Safety
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Performance Improvement
  • Fair / Judicial Hearings
  • Medical Staff Affairs
  • Medical Conflicts of Interest
  • Physician Integration / Alignment
  • Physician Conduct


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MD, Jefferson Medical College; MBA, University of Phoenix; BS, University of Michigan

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