Faith & Leadership

joanne-smithWe welcome Dr. Joanne Smith to our Thursday, May 19  Faith and Leadership meeting at 7 p.m. where we will continue to explore Christian values in the workplace, community, and home.

Joanne C. Smith, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Smith is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), America’s number-one rehabilitation hospital as named by US News &World Report every year since 1991. Dr. Smith joined RIC as a practicing physician in 1992 after completing her residency and chief residency at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine (NU-FSM) and she was promoted to President and CEO in 2006, after serving the Institute in progressively expanded roles.   In addition to her executive functions, Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NU-FSM. She enjoys the honor of being named one of Chicago’s “Top Doctors” by Chicago Magazine in every edition since 2004.

Dr. Smith is a member of several professional organizations, both regional and national, and serves on the healthcare industry boards of the Illinois Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. Dr. Smith is a Director of AptarGroup, Inc. (a global pharmaceutical dispensing and personal care packaging corporation) and serves as a member of the Healthcare Advisory Board for Madison Dearborn Partners.

Dr. Smith holds a B.S., cum laude, from Oakland University in Rochester Michigan, an M.D. with Alpha Omega Alpha designation from Michigan State University, and is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Smith also holds an M.B.A from the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business.