Hugh M Smith, M.D. Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, Consultant, Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Mayo Clinic (USA).

Dr. Smith is originally from Manitoba, Canada. He completed an undergraduate degree in Economics at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.  He then obtained a Master’s degree in Philosophy, and a Doctorate in Medical History prior to commencing medical training at the University of Minnesota Medical School.  After completing anesthesia residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Smith joined the staff and completed a fellowship year in Regional Anesthesia. He has been on staff with the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine since 2005.

For the past three years, Dr. Smith has been the project chair of an institutionally sponsored effort to implement a perioperative surgical home in orthopedic surgery.  His current work centers on the development of a PSH consult service designed to accelerate practice transformation and the evolution of value-based care in non-orthopedic surgical service lines.  Dr. Smith has also been a delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiology’s Perioperative Surgical Home Collaborative 2018-2020.

At the SASA Congress, Dr. Smith will be discussing the evolution of value-based reimbursement, the expanding role of anesthesiologists in the perioperative space, and the importance of the perioperative surgical home model in the integration, coordination and delivery of patient-centered surgical care.