Douglas Smink, MD, MPH
Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School
Minimally Invasive General Surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Douglas S. Smink is an Associate Professor in Surgery at Harvard Medical School and a minimally invasive general surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. His clinical interests include foregut surgery, biliary tract disease, and abdominal wall hernias.  Dr. Smink trained in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and in minimally invasive surgery at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.


Dr. Smink is the program director of the general surgery residency at Brigham and Women’s, and he is the associate chair of education in the Department of Surgery.  He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Surgical Education and serves as a member of the editorial board of SCORE (Surgical Council on Resident Education). 


Dr. Smink’s research focuses on resident and faculty education through simulation.  He is co-leader of the Surgical Culture program at the Center for Surgery and Public Health, where he studies how to teach communication, leadership, and decision-making to surgeons and surgical teams.