Wayne Barger has joined SmithGroup's Dallas office and will lead the firm's global health practice.

In this role, Barger heads SmithGroup’s health studios that provide planning and design services across a broad spectrum of facility types including academic medicine, acute and ambulatory care, behavioral health, oncology, emergency medicine, rehabilitation, senior living, translational health sciences, and women’s and children’s health.

Barger previously served as senior vice president at CallisonRTKL in its healthcare practice group.