Trios hires anesthesiologist

Trios Health has hired Dr. Christopher Smith as a full-time anesthesiologist in the Trios Surgery Center at the main hospital at 900 S. Auburn Street in Kennewick. He joined the team on October 1, 2013.

Dr. Smith most recently worked as medical director at Pacific Surgery Center in Poulsbo, Washington. He has also worked at several Seattle area healthcare organizations, including as a staff anesthesiologist at Group Health Cooperative and Olympic Anesthesia Inc., respectively; Virginia Mason Medical Center as house staff; and the University Hospital & Medical Center as a clinical staff pharmacist.

Dr. Smith has completed residencies in anesthesiology at Virginia Mason Hospital and Education Center in Seattle and in pharmacy Idaho State School and Hospital in Nampa, Idaho respectively. He received a pharmacy degree from the University of Montana and a medical doctorate (MD) from the University of Washington. He is a published researcher. He is board certified and a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology.