Mark Smith is currently a Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. From 2015-2019 He co-chaired the Guiding Committee of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
From 1996 through 2013 Dr. Smith was the Founding President and CEO of the California HealthCare Foundation, which he led from its formation. An independent endowed philanthropy in Oakland, California, the Foundation began operations with $500 million in assets, and made $650 million in charitable grants under his leadership. Dr. Smith helped build the Foundation into a recognized leader in delivery system innovation, public reporting of care quality, and applications of new technology in health care. Dr. Smith has published over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 25 book chapters and monographs.
Before CHCF, Dr. Smith was Executive Vice-President of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Prior to that, he was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine and of Public Health.
Dr. Smith was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in 2001. He chaired the IOM’s Committee on the Learning Healthcare System, which produced the widely-publicized 2012 report Best Care at Lower Cost. In addition to ConcertoHealth, he serves on the Boards of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the Commonwealth Fund, Teladoc Health, and Phreesia.
Dr. Smith holds a BA in Afro-American Studies from Harvard College, an MD from the University of North Carolina, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A Board-certified internist, he maintains an active clinical practice in HIV care at San Francisco General Hospital.