Alexander Smith, MD, MS, MPH

University of California, San Francisco

Titles and Affiliations: 

  • Professor of Medicine, UCSF Division of Geriatrics
  • Co-host of the GeriPal Podcast

Dr. Alex Smith is a clinician-researcher at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) who is at the forefront of efforts to integrate geriatrics and palliative care. Dr. Smith’s research program focuses on improving palliative care for vulnerable and dependent elders. He has strong interests in bioethics and improving patient-physician communication.  Dr. Smith works clinically on the Hospice and Palliative Care Service at the San Francisco VAMC.