Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH, Promoted to Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School

Chief of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital
Vice Chair for Education,
Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery,
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Smink received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, completed general surgery residency at the Brigham and a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 

Dr. Smink also serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and is a member of the Academy of Master Surgeon Educators through the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Smink’s research focuses on resident and faculty education through simulation, team training and coaching. He is the co-PI on an NIH grant, the Provider Awareness and Cultural dexterity Toolkit for Surgeons (PACTS), a curriculum to improve surgeon communication with culturally diverse patients. In addition, he is the co-director of the Surgical Coaching for Operative Performance Enhancement (SCOPE) Program at Ariadne Labs, where he helps lead a program of peer-coaching and performance improvement for surgeons. His clinical interests include abdominal wall hernias, foregut surgery and biliary tract disease.