Medical Director

Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of the Medical Simulation Center.  He received his MD from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center & Children’s Hospital in 2001.  After residency, he completed a Global Health Fellowship that gave him the opportunity to work and teach in numerous countries around the world. He served as the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director for Loma Linda University Health for ten years before becoming the Medical Director for the Simulation Center.  It was in his role as program director that his passion for training learners in the simulation center flourished.  He has found it is the perfect environment to facilitate individuals and teams in their development from novice to expert.

He spends the majority of his non-job-related time with his family enjoying the beauty of Southern California – including their own backyard.