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Dr. Patrick D. Smith is a practicing dentist, and an owner of a dental practice. His involvement and interest in the field of public health focuses on medical ethics as it pertains to affordable care and the influence of the business of health care on health disparities and inequity. His DMD is from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. He is near completion of a Master’s in Public Health from UIC School of Public Health with a concentrated focus on Health Policy and Administration. He is a credentialed member of the medical faculty at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, where he served on the Ethics Committee as a resident, and holds a position as an adjunct faculty member at UIC College of Dentistry.