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Douglas Stewart Smink, MD, MPH
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Research Narrative:

Dr. Smink's research interests are in surgical education and simulation, as well as outcomes in minimally invasive surgery. His education research focuses on the use of simulation in improving surgeons technical and communication skills through both skills practice and team training. He is also interested in intraoperative decision-making and has employed cognitive task analysis to better understand the decisions that surgeons make during complex procedures. His reseach in minimally invasive surgery uses large databases to explain the effects of socioeconomic status on patient outcomes.



Additional News:
See Dr. Smink featured in BWH Magazine:

The Neil and Elise Wallace Simulation Training, Research, and Technology Utilization System (STRATUS) is reinventing medical education at BWH.

Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Meyerson SL, Odell DD, Zwischenberger JB, Schuller M, Williams RG, Bohnen JD, Dunnington GL, Torbeck L, Mullen JT, Mandell SP, Choti MA, Foley E, Are C, Auyang E, Chipman J, Choi J, Meier AH, Smink DS, Terhune KP, Wise PE, Soper N, Lillemoe K, Fryer JP, George BC. The effect of gender on operative autonomy in general surgery residents. Surgery. 2019 Jul 17.

2. Jarman BT, Kallies KJ, Joshi ART, Smink DS, Sarosi GA, Chang L, Green JM, Greenberg JA, Melcher ML, Nfonsam V, Ramirez LD, Borgert AJ, Whiting J. Underrepresented Minorities are Underrepresented Among General Surgery Applicants Selected to Interview. J Surg Educ. 2019 Jun 05.

3. Chen XP, Sullivan AM, Smink DS, Alseidi A, Bengtson JM, Kwakye G, Dalrymple JL. Resident Autonomy in the Operating Room: How Faculty Assess Real-time Entrustability. Ann Surg. 2019 Jun; 269(6):1080-1086.

4. Pradarelli JC, Havens JM, Smink DS. Facilitating the Safe Diffusion of Surgical Innovations. Ann Surg. 2019 Apr; 269(4):610-611.

5. Eaton M, Scully R, Schuller M, Yang A, Smink D, Williams RG, Bohnen JD, George BC, Fryer JP, Meyerson SL. Value and Barriers to Use of the SIMPL Tool for Resident Feedback. J Surg Educ. 2019 May - Jun; 76(3):620-627.

6. Changoor NR, Udyavar NR, Morris MA, Torain M, Mullen JT, Kent TS, Smink DS, Green A, Haider AH. Surgeons' Perceptions Toward Providing Care for Diverse Patients: The Need for Cultural Dexterity Training. Ann Surg. 2019 Feb; 269(2):275-282.

7. Wolf LL, Ejiofor JI, Wang Y, Hunink MG, Losina E, Haider AH, Smink DS. Management of Reducible Ventral Hernias: Clinical Outcomes and Cost-effectiveness of Repair at Diagnosis Versus Watchful Waiting. Ann Surg. 2019 Feb; 269(2):358-366.

8. Rangel EL, Lyu H, Haider AH, Castillo-Angeles M, Doherty GM, Smink DS. Factors Associated With Residency and Career Dissatisfaction in Childbearing Surgical Residents. JAMA Surg. 2018 Nov 01; 153(11):1004-1011.

9. Gardner AK, Smink DS, Scott BG, Korndorffer JR, Harrington D, Ritter EM. How Much Are We Spending on Resident Selection? J Surg Educ. 2018 Nov; 75(6):e85-e90.

10. Rangel EL, Castillo-Angeles M, Changala M, Haider AH, Doherty GM, Smink DS. Perspectives of pregnancy and motherhood among general surgery residents: A qualitative analysis. Am J Surg. 2018 Oct; 216(4):754-759.