The National Palliative Care Research Center

Curing suffering through palliative care research.


Alex Smith MD, MPH

University of California, San Francisco
Alex Smith, MD, MS, MPH, is a palliative care doctor, researcher, and 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. Dr. Smith is co-host of GeriPal, a geriatrics and palliative care podcast for every healthcare professional, co-founder of, a set of online prognostic calculators, and Executive Editor at the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.