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Mark Smith, MD

President and Chief Executive Officer
California HealthCare Foundation
476 9th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 510/238-1040
E-mail: msmith@chcf.org

Mark Smith, MD, is president and chief executive officer of the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), an independent  philanthropy with assets of more than $900 million, dedicated to improving the health of the people of California. A board-certified internist, Dr. Smith is a member of the clinical faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, and serves as an  attending physician at the Positive Health Program for AIDS care at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and serves on the Board of the National Business Group on Health. Prior to joining CHCF, Dr. Smith was executive vice president of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. He previously served as associate director of the  AIDS Services and assistant professor of medicine and of  health policy and management at Johns Hopkins University. He has served on the Performance Measurement Committee of  the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the editorial board of the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Smith received his AB degree in Afro-American studies from Harvard College; his MD degree from the School of Medicine at the University of  North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and an MBA degree in health  care administration from the Wharton School at the University  of Pennsylvania.

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