Stanton N. Smullens, M.D., FACS, stepped down in January 2016 as the Medical Director of Network Performance and Quality of the Delaware Valley Accountable Care Organization (DVACO). Prior to this position, he was the Chief Medical Officer of the DVACO from 2013 to 2015, and the precedent Jefferson Health System from 1997 to 2014.
Dr. Smullens received his undergraduate education at Harvard College and earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical School where he was a member of AOA. He is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at Jefferson Medical College and is board certified in General, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery. He was the founding President and CEO of JeffCare, the Physician Hospital Organization of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He has been the President of the Medical Staff of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and has been President of the Jefferson Alumni Association. His portrait was presented to the University in 2010. He is a member of many local and national medical societies and has published widely in the medical literature.
In 2002, Dr. Smullens was appointed to the eleven-person Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Board as part of the Mcare Law (Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Act). He was elected the Vice Chairman of the Authority in 2002 and completed his term on the PSA on June 30, 2004. He was reappointed to the Authority in January 2005 and has been re-elected Vice Chair, a position he has held until May 23, 2018. He served as the Acting Chair from 2011 until March of 2013. Dr. Smullens was appointed Chairman of the Authority on May 24, 2018. He was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Health Law Institute of Drexel Law School in April of 2016. He is currently a Lecturer in the Jefferson College of Population Health, teaching the online course of "Introduction to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. Dr. Smullens was appointed as Chair by the Governor pursuant to MCARE Act Section 303(b)(1).