Dr. Smith trained in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was born and raised, graduating from Case Western Reserve University
School of Medicine, then completing emergency medicine residency at MetroHealth Medical Center/Cleveland Clinic. He
spent ten years as a faculty member there developing curricula for medical students and helping to found a simulation
He was recruited to Ochsner in 2015 to found the Ochsner Simulation Center. Dr. Smith has spoken and written
widely about simulation up to the international level and is a past president of the Society for Academic Emergency
Medicine Simulation Academy and both the Ohio and Louisiana Chapters of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a Professor of
Emergency Medicine, University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School.
He completed a MBA and Certified Physician Executive program while in Ohio, and is a fellow of the American College of
Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He is married with twin daughters.