The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Alexander Smith MD, MS, MPH

University of California, San Francisco

Alexander Smith, MD, MS, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Smith has a strong interest in issues at the intersection of bioethics, geriatrics, and palliative care.  He works clinically on the Hospice and Palliative Care Service at the San Francisco VAMC. He co-founded, a blog about care of the elderly and palliative care, and, a set of online prognostic calculators. Dr. Smith is a 2009 NPCRC Career Development awardee and 2015 Pilot/Experimental grant awardee.