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Smriti Khare, MD
Executive Vice President, Children’s Hospital and Health System
Dr. Smriti Khare has served as president of Children’s Wisconsin – Primary Care since 2011. In her role, she provides leadership and direction for the 25 primary care sites and 7 urgent care sites in southeastern Wisconsin. She is responsible for leading more than 100 providers who care for more than 230,000 patients each year at Children’s Wisconsin – a nationally ranked pediatric hospital and Wisconsin’s only health care system dedicated 100% to kids and teens. She directs Children’s “care closer to home” strategy, constantly seeking ways to deliver care where it’s needed most.
As an advocate for a fully integrated health care system, Smriti works with specialty care leaders to align primary and specialty care services. She has been a pediatrician with Children’s Primary Care since 2001 and also served as president of the Children’s Wisconsin Medical Staff.
Smriti earned her medical degree from Indira Gandhi Medical College in Nagpur, India, and she completed her pediatric residency at The Medical College of Wisconsin. Early in her career, she was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin and helped advance the hospitalist model at Children’s Wisconsin. She began her pediatric practice at Children’s Pavilion Pediatrics in 2001 and moved to Oak Creek Pediatrics in 2002. There she grew the practice from 1.5 physicians to six physicians. She has been involved in pediatric resident and medical student education for more than 10 years.
As a provider and leader who is passionate about providing the best and safest care, Smriti has served as a member of the Children’s Wisconsin Physician Quality Advisory Committee and as chair of the Children’s Wisconsin Credentials and Privileges Committee. She also has served on the Children’s Medical Group Board since 2006. Always focused on improving the lives of children and teens, she volunteers her time as a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee.