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Joseph (Joe) Smith, MD, PhD

 
Lovelle Cardoso
 
 

In his role as president and chief executive officer of Reflexion Health, a Digital Health Corp company, Dr. Joseph Smith brings decades of health-IT focused strategic, engineering and clinical expertise to the innovative digital medicine company. Dr. Smith’s extensive leadership background in technology, policy, clinical practice and medical industries gives a strong foundation to Reflexion Health’s mission to bring personalized healthcare into patients’ homes.

Prior to joining Reflexion Health, Dr. Smith served as the founding chief medical and science officer at the West Health Institute, a medical research organization established in 2009 by the Gary and Mary West Foundation. He also served as president of the West Health Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and the manager of the West Health Investment Fund.

Previously, Dr. Smith was vice president of Emerging Technologies for Johnson & Johnson, senior vice president and chief medical officer of Guidant/Boston Scientific’s Cardiac Rhythm Management division, and Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis.

Before entering leadership roles in the industry, Dr. Smith was a practicing cardiologist for almost twenty years, training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, with subsequent sub-specialty training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology, with faculty appointments at Washington University in St Louis and Johns Hopkins University.  He also established the Arrhythmia Institute in Fairfax, VA, which specializes in interventional cardiac electrophysiology and clinical research.

An international speaker on healthcare innovation, Dr. Smith has testified before various Congressional committees on the value of healthcare technology and has served on the Food and Drug Administration Safety Innovation Act (FDASIA) workgroup. He has had various advisory and board roles in an array of start-up companies, foundations, and universities. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard Medical School.  He describes his greatest achievement as the raising of his two sons.