Dan Smith

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Dr. Dan Smith is a physician executive and practicing physician with more than 20 years of healthcare experience. He works with hospitals, health systems, and medical groups to create best-in-class workplaces for physicians to practice, staff to work, and patients to receive care.

About Dr. Smith

Dr. Dan Smith has over two decades of healthcare expertise as a practicing physician, leader, and adviser. At Huron, he works with organizations across the industry, including health systems, academic medical centers, and group practices, to strengthen their culture and elevate key organizational outcomes.

Dan joined Huron in 2009 and has coached, mentored, and lectured at over 200 organizations in the U.S., Canada, the Philippines, and Australia. He has trained over 10,000 physicians and advanced practice providers worldwide. He is currently on the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine and practices at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital. He is active on several committees and supports the patient experience improvement program for emergency departments.

Dan completed medical school at Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine in 1995. He was awarded the Excellence in Emergency Medicine certificate by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine on behalf of IU. He then completed a residency in emergency medicine at William Beaumont Hospital, where he was chief resident and named Resident of the Year by the department of emergency medicine. Dr. Smith has been awarded six Pillars of Excellence from Huron and the Crystal Flame Award.

Dan is a diplomate with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and a member of the Indiana Chapter of ACEP. He is a frequent author and conference speaker on the topics of performance excellence in the age of change, physician communication, and physician performance feedback.

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational Transformation


  • Healthcare

Education & Certifications

  • M.D., Indiana University
  • M.S., Indiana University
  • B.S., Indiana University

Professional Associations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Member, Indiana Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Indiana State Medical Association

Education & Certifications

  • M.D., Indiana University
  • M.S., Indiana University
  • B.S., Indiana University

Speaking Topics List

  • Alignment and Accountability
  • Communication
  • Employee Attraction and Engagement
  • Executive Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Resilience and Well-Being
  • Patient and Consumer Experience
  • Physician Alignment and Engagement
  • Quality and Safety
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This guy gets it. Dan knows the realities of the frontline clinician and gave us perspectives and tenets to better navigate healthcare today.
If that didn’t bring out some emotion, nothing will. Dr. Smith’s story helps us to understand the importance of compassion and commitment in healthcare.
We really liked Dan’s talk on Provider Wellness and Resiliency—we would next like him to present at our all-medical staff event.

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