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Kobernick, Michael

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Michael S. Kobernick, MD, MS, CPE

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901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax

Medical School

MD, Michigan State University
MS, Jefferson College of Population Health
MS, University of Detroit
BA, Michigan State University


Family Practice, Michigan State University

Board Certification

Emergency Medicine
Family Practice
Medical Management

Research and Practice Interests

Family Medicine                                                                                                                                                              Emergency Medicine                                                                                                                                                      Population Health                                                                                                                                                                    Health Improvement Initiatives                                                                                                                                      Healthcare Organization and Administration                                                                                                                    Health Insurance                                                                                                                                                                           Medical Leadership


Health Economics, Risk and Finance


Dr. Michael Kobernick is Chief Medical Officer at SmartHealth where he is responsible for the development of an Ascension national strategy for population healthcare management and new models of physician contracting. In support of this position, he completed a MS in Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University College of Population Health. Upon graduation, he began teaching for the College.

Prior to SmartHealth, Dr. Kobernick worked for several years at St. John Providence Health System. He joined the medical staff at St. John Macomb Center in 1988 as Director of the Emergency Department (ED) and went on to serve in several roles including Vice President of Medical Affairs. While at St. John Macomb Center, he earned a MS in Health Service Administration from the University of Detroit-Mercy.

Dr. Kobernick was raised in Detroit and completed his undergraduate, medical education and Family Practice Residency at Michigan State University. He served as Chief Resident and was awarded the Parke-Davis Teacher Development Award from the American Academy of Family Practice. After a year in private family practice, Dr. Kobernick spent 5 years as a staff physician in the ED at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, where he qualified for and achieved Board Certification in Emergency Medicine, as well as published several articles. In 2007 Dr. Kobernick was recognized by the University of Detriot-Mercy as Alumni of the Year. In addition to the above responsibilities, he has been very involved in the St. John Accountable Care Organization, Partners in Care and the Physician Alliance.  

Dr. Kobermick  is married and blessed with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.


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