Jeffrey A. Smith, MD, JD, MMM
Executive Vice President of Hospital Operations and Chief Operating Officer
Jeffrey A. Smith, MD, JD, MMM, brings extensive strategic, clinical and operational expertise to his role overseeing operations at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital. His responsibilities include developing and implementing systems for maintaining the highest level of quality and service, building service line capabilities, supporting staff competencies and engagement, and maintaining strong financial performance. He collaborates with faculty leaders and medical staff to ensure the delivery of effective and efficient healthcare services in alignment with Cedars-Sinai's research and education missions.
Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Smith held leadership roles in both academic and community healthcare settings. He served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the 781-bed flagship academic medical center for the UMass Memorial Health System, which is the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In that role, he was responsible for all clinical and support services, and led initiatives to improve clinical quality, efficiency, patient flow and the patient experience. He also oversaw a $200 million campus-renovation project.
For a number of years before joining UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Smith served in various leadership positions at Aurora Health Care, a 15-hospital health system in Wisconsin. As executive vice president and interim chief clinical officer, he was responsible for the Aurora Research Institute, medical education, patient safety and clinical informatics. He practiced internal medicine from 1999 to 2007 as a clinical associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine.
Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Miami and was chief medical resident at University of North Carolina Hospital and Clinics. He also earned a juris doctor degree from Marquette University Law School and a master’s degree in medical management from Carnegie Mellon University.