May 30, 2008

Profile of Stanford Med Center Ombuds

Stanford University recently appointed Keith Smith as its new Ombuds for the School of Medicine. Although new to the medical side of the campus, Smith is well-known to the rest of the campus, where he has worked since 1977. His career began as an employee relations specialist, then in the affirmative action office. He did stints in human resources, development and the provost's office before landing back in employee relations, where he stayed for 18 years. "He came with a record of tremendous accomplishment and loyalty to the institution, and a reputation of being able to deal with complex, human problems in sensitive, thoughtful and supportive ways," said David Stevenson, MD, vice dean and senior associate dean for academic affairs at the medical school. Smith loves traveling, baseball, classical music, community service, musical theater and cooking. He started a theater club while serving in the Air Force, and he's been part of a campus group that performs Gilbert & Sullivan operas for 30 years. Smith is a graduate of the University of Michigan. (Stanford New Service.)

Prior posts: Job Posting; Stanford Appoints Med Center Ombuds.

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