Dr. Smith obtained his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from MIT in 1976 and graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1980. Dr. Smith did a transitional internship at Mary Imogene Bassett hospital (A Columbia University affiliate) and his medicine residency at the University of Washington-Boise program. He joined the faculty of the Boise VA in 1990 and is currently the national physician consultant for the VA Centers of Excellence in Primary Care Education and a professor of medicine and medical education at the University of Washington.
Dr. Smith has had over $1M in peer reviewed research funding, has written over 50 abstracts, papers, and book chapters and has recently co-authored a book in interprofessional education in patient-centered medical homes. He has given over 30 national and international presentations on clinic improvements and health education. He has served on the national education committee for the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) and as Governor for the Idaho chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP). NCBI CV: http://buff.ly/1BenlhT