Larry L. Smith, JD

Chair Elect

National Perinatal Information Center

Vice President of Risk Management Services
MedStar Health

Mr. Smith joined the Board of the National Perinatal Information Center in 2017. Mr. Smith is currently vice president of Risk Management Services for MedStar Health and the president of MedStar Health’s captive insurance company, Greenspring Financial Insurance Limited, Inc. of Cayman. In this role at MedStar he is responsible for the design, implementation and administration of MedStar Health’s broad and comprehensive risk management, self-insurance and commercial insurance programs. Prior to joining MedStar Health in 2001, Mr. Smith was the vice president and chief risk officer for UCSF-Stanford Health Care in San Francisco, California. There he designed and oversaw the insurance and self-insurance program established to meet the needs of a large complex integrated healthcare delivery system that included the academic and community healthcare programs of both Stanford University and the University of California Medical Center at San Francisco. He served for a number of years as executive vice president and general counsel of Tufts Medical Center (Tufts) in Boston, Massachusetts. As Tuft’s general counsel, he served as chief legal advisor to the center’s board, its senior management and medical staff leadership.

A member of the Massachusetts and California Bars, Larry has served as a member of various corporate boards, including the Captive Insurance Council of the District of Columbia as well as a member of the DC Captive Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Brigance Brigade Foundation Board. He was the recipient of the Medical Society of the District of Columbia’s 2005 John Benjamin Nichols Award for his “contributions toward improving the health of the Washington, D.C. community”. That same year he was awarded the Maryland Hospital Association Award for his work to promote medical liability reform in response to the medical liability crisis in Maryland.