Steven M. Berkowitz, MD, FACC
SMB Health Consulting
Steve Berkowitz is founder/president of SMB Health Consulting. He has over 30 years’ experience in healthcare practice, management and consulting and developed a successful one-on-one advisory program for CMOs. For 13 years, he served as CMO of St. David’s Healthcare, Austin, Texas, and CMO for the central and west Texas divisions of HCA. In 2008, St. David’s won the Texas Award for Performance Excellence and in 2014 received the national Malcolm Baldrige award. Dr. Berkowitz also was national practice leader for physician services with the Hay Group, a senior executive for Harris Methodist Health System and medical/executive director for Phoenix-based The Travelers. In 2014, Texas Gov. Rick Perry appointed Dr. Berkowitz to serve as chairman of the Board of the Texas Institute for Health Care Quality and Efficiency. Dr. Berkowitz has served as interim CMO of Eastern Maine Health System/president of its medical group since January 2017.