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Welcome, Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH

September 12, 2022
Intend Health Strategies Blog
Welcome, Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH

Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, has been a dedicated member of the Primary Care Progress and Intend Health Strategies team for more than a decade and will formally transition to the Intend Health team as Vice President of Partnerships in September, 2022.

Growing up professionally and clinically in the context of Relational Leadership with the Intend Health Strategies team, Sarah thrives in joining interprofessional collaborations that support leadership development and health systems innovation, communication, and team-based care delivery. Sarah will work closely with the Intend Health leadership team in leading our case-building and sustainability activities and bringing a key, clinical voice and perspective to the team and this work.

"We are delighted to engage Sarah with this unique opportunity, as she will not only bring her decades of clinical expertise to our team, but our community will greatly benefit from her deep experience in building and championing the UNC Relational Leadership community during the past four years," stated Intend Health CEO Brian Souza.

Sarah most recently supported Intend Health as a contracted Senior Advisor, building on her work as a primary care physician at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill and as the assistant dean for clinical education at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Sarah earned degrees in medicine and public health from Emory University before completing her internal medicine residency training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

Sarah Smithson, MD, MPH, joins Intend Health Strategies as Vice President of Partnerships in September 2022.

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