Speaker Profile

M.D., Founding & Former Chief Innovation Officer, MedStar Health

Mark Smith is an emergency medicine physician who for the past 11 years has led a broad initiative to catalyze innovation in a large not-for-profit healthcare system, helping build centers in simulation training, human factors in healthcare, and telehealth innovation. He was co-creator of the Azyxxi/Amalga clinical information system which was in continuous use in hospitals for 22 years. Dr. Smith’s interests include digital health, advanced computational tools, complex systems theory, information visualization, disaster medicine, catalyzing sustainable and self-organizing change, and scaling that change within and across large systems of care. Prior to his appointment as director of the MedStar Institute for Innovation, Dr. Smith served as chair of the department of emergency medicine at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and at The George Washington University Hospital. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College (mathematics), Stanford University (computer science), and Yale University (medicine).

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

  • Hope or Hype? The Role of ML in Drug Discovery and Development (PANEL)
    Session Chair: Ansuman Satpathy, Stanford University
    - Marcel Hop, Genentech
    - Noam Solomon, ImmunAI
    - Stacie Calad-Thomson, BioSymetrics
    - Marina Sirota, UCSF
  • Advancing Research and Drug Discovery with UK Biobank
    Session Chair: Asha Collins, DNAnexus
    - Mark Effingham, UK Biobank
  • AI in Small Molecule Design and Screening
    Session Chair: Alex Zhavoronkov, Insilico Medicine
    - Najat Khan, Johnson & Johnson
    - Martin Emanuel Bittner, Arctoris
  • AI/ML in Clinical Trial Design, Patient Selection and Prediction of Outcomes
    Session Chair: Peter Lipsky, Ampel Bio
    - Mika Newton, xCures, Inc.
    - Mark Smith, MedStar Health
    - William Oh, Sema4
  • Emerging Data-driven Clinical Trials
    Session Chair: Adrian Lee, UPMC
    - Laura Esserman, UCSF
    - Derek Angus, UPMC
  • Generating Novel Insights through AI and Multimodal Analysis
    - Philippe Menu, SOPHiA GENETICS
  • Pfize's Data and Analytics Efforts
    - Susie Stephens, Pfizer
  • PMWC 2022 Showcase
    - Kevin Cho, Envisagenics, Inc.
    - Poojitha Ojamies, Novartis