Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH (Gastrointestinal and General Surgery)

The Division of Gastrointestinal and General Surgery, Department of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Douglas S. Smink, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a minimally invasive general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His clinical interests include abdominal wall hernias, foregut surgery, and biliary tract disease. Dr. Smink trained in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and in minimally invasive surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Dr. Smink is the program director of the general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s and the associate chair of education for the BWH Department of Surgery. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and serves as a member of the editorial board of SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education).

Dr. Smink’s research focuses on resident and faculty education through simulation. He is co-leader of the Surgical Culture program at the Center for Surgery and Public Health, where he studies how to teach communication, leadership, and decision-making to surgeons and surgical teams.