Alexander Smith, MD, MPH, MS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-221-4810 ext. 4684
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    University of California, San FranciscoM.D.2002 Medicine
    University of California, BerkeleyM.S.1999 School of Public Health
    University of MichiganBS1996Cellular and Molecular Biology
    Harvard UniversityMPH2005School of Public Health
    Brigham and Women's HospitalResidency2005Primary Care Internal Medicine
    Brigham and Women's Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer InstituteFellowship2006Palliative Medicine
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterFellowship2008General Internal Medicine
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    Brigham and Women's Hospital2004  - 2005Outstanding Resident Mentor Award
    University of Michigan1996Phi Beta Kappa
    Greenwall Foundation2010  - 2014Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics
    American Federation for Aging Research/NIA2012  - 2017Paul Beeson Career Development Award In Geriatrics
    Society of General Internal Medicine2012  - 2012Best Paper of the Year Award
    Annals of Internal Medicine2012  - 2012Top Reviewer
    Medical Students in Aging Research2013  - 2013Research Mentor of the Year
    Project on Death in America 2014  - 2014PDIA National Leadership Award
    Reynolds Foundation 2016  - 2016Eprognosis awarded Product of the Decade
    OnlineColleges.com2012  - 2012One of "50 Best Medical Professors on Twitter"

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    Alexander Keliimoeanu O'Haleakala Smith was born in Hilo Hawaii. Sadly, his family moved to East Lansing, Michigan when he was 6 months old. He is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan, though in sporting events he roots for both Michigan State University and the University of Michigan.

    Dr. Smith received his medical school training in the UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program. He completed a primary care internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) followed by two fellowships, a one-year clinical fellowship in Palliative Medicine at BWH and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, followed by a two-year General Internal Medicine Fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, including an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Smith returned to UCSF in July 2008 as faculty in the Division of Geriatrics.

    Dr. Smith's research is focused on improving quality of life and patient-physician communication for older adults, particularly those with a limited prognosis.

    Dr. Smith is PI of two NIA funded R01s to develop prognostic models for the general population of older adults and older adults with dementia. He is a prior recipient of NIA Paul Beeson K23, SGIM/T Franklin Williams Scholar, Greenwall Faculty Scholar, NIA Diversity Supplement, and National Palliative Care Research Center awards.

    Dr. Smith is co-founder of ePrognosis.org, an online compendium of prognostic calculators, and with Dr. Eric Widera, he co-founded GeriPal, a blog and podcast that provides an open forum for the exchange of ideas between the geriatrics and palliative care communities.

    Dr. Smith is a Deputy Editor at JAGS where he run the Junior Reviewer Program for early career faculty-researchers. Dr. Smith plays a major role in organizing the next generation of palliative care researchers through individual mentoring and participation in the Palliative Care Research Fellows Collaborative.

    From 2017-2019 Dr. Smith served as President of the UCSF Medical Alumni Association.

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    Prognostic calculators for patients with Alzheimers disease and related dementias
    NIH/NIA R01AG057751Aug 15, 2018 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    Prognostic calculators for patients with Alzheimers disease and related dementias
    NIH/NIA R01AG057751Aug 15, 2018 - Apr 30, 2022
    Role: PI
    Developing prognostic models for life expectancy and geriatric outcomes
    NIH/NIA R01AG047897May 15, 2015 - Jan 31, 2019
    Role: Principal Investigator
    P0045982 Late Life Disability: Epidemiology, Symptoms, Quality of Life
    NIH/NIA K23AG040772Sep 1, 2012 - Nov 30, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Verma A, Smith AK, Harrison KL, Chodos AH. Ethical Challenges in Caring for Unrepresented Adults: A Qualitative Study of Key Stakeholders. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 May 06. PMID: 31059129.
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    2. Huang LW, Smith AK, Wong ML. Who Will Care for the Caregivers? Increased Needs When Caring for Frail Older Adults With Cancer. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 May; 67(5):873-876. PMID: 30924526.
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    3. Widera E, Trucil DE, Smith AK. Making and Measuring an Impact in a Digital World: The Role of Social Media and the Medical Journal. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Mar 15. PMID: 30875086.
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    4. Smith AK. A Case for n-of-1 Trials. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Mar 01; 179(3):452-453. PMID: 30830184.
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    5. Flint LA, David DJ, Smith AK. Rehabbed to Death. N Engl J Med. 2019 Jan 31; 380(5):408-409. PMID: 30699322.
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    6. Hurria A, Carpenter CR, McFarland F, Lundebjerg NE, de Cabo R, Ferrucci L, Studenski SA, Barzilai N, Briggs JP, Ix JH, Kitzman DW, Kuchel GA, Musi N, Newman JC, Rando TA, Smith AK, Walston JD, Kirkland JL, Yung R. Models and Studies of Aging: Executive Summary of a Report from the U13 Conference Series. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Jan 29. PMID: 30693953.
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    7. Ladin K, Smith AK. Active Medical Management for Patients With Advanced Kidney Disease. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 Jan 22. PMID: 30667472.
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    8. Wallhagen MI, Ritchie CS, Smith AK. Hearing Loss: Effect on Hospice and Palliative Care through the Eyes of Practitioners. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2019 Jan 07. PMID: 30630051.
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    9. Hunt LJ, Smith AK. High Symptom Burden in Older Adults: A Clarion Call for Geriatrics and Palliative Care Research and Training. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Feb; 67(2):208-210. PMID: 30548451.
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    10. Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Smith AK, Boscardin WJ, Avidan MS, Glymour MM. Cognitive Change After Cardiac Surgery Versus Cardiac Catheterization: A Population-Based Study. Ann Thorac Surg. 2018 Dec 07. PMID: 30578068.
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    11. Aliberti MJR, Cenzer IS, Smith AK, Lee SJ, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE. Assessing Risk for Adverse Outcomes in Older Adults: The Need to Include Both Physical Frailty and Cognition. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Nov 23. PMID: 30468258.
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    12. Moré JM, Lang-Brown S, Romo RD, Lee SJ, Sudore R, Smith AK. "Planting the Seed": Perceived Benefits of and Strategies for Discussing Long-Term Prognosis with Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Dec; 66(12):2367-2371. PMID: 30347432.
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    13. Kotwal AA, Abdoler E, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Kelley AS, Ornstein KA, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. 'Til Death Do Us Part: End-of-Life Experiences of Married Couples in a Nationally Representative Survey. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 Dec; 66(12):2360-2366. PMID: 30251423.
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    14. Hunt LJ, Ritchie CS, Cataldo JK, Patel K, Stephens CE, Smith AK. Pain and Emergency Department Use in the Last Month of Life Among Older Adults With Dementia. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2018 Dec; 56(6):871-877.e7. PMID: 30223013.
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    15. Romo RD, Cenzer IS, Williams BA, Smith AK. Relationship Between Expectation of Death and Location of Death Varies by Race/Ethnicity. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2018 Oct; 35(10):1323-1329. PMID: 29724110.
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    16. Smith AK, Periyakoil VS. Should We Bury "The Good Death"? J Am Geriatr Soc. 2018 May; 66(5):856-858. PMID: 29508391.
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    17. Hunt LJ, Lee SJ, Harrison KL, Smith AK. Secondary Analysis of Existing Datasets for Dementia and Palliative Care Research: High-Value Applications and Key Considerations. J Palliat Med. 2018 Feb; 21(2):130-142. PMID: 29265949.
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    18. Smith AK Micco GM.Serving the Very Sick, Very Frail, and Very Old: Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Clinical Ethics. Perspective in Biology and Medicine. 2017; 4(60):503-518.
    19. Wong TW, Lang-Brown S, Romo RD, Au-Yeung A, Lee SJ, Moran PJ, Karlawish J, Sudore R, Clayton J, Smith AK. Prognosis Communication in Late-Life Disability: A Mixed Methods Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Nov; 65(11):2496-2501. PMID: 28905358.
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    20. Whitlock EL, Diaz-Ramirez LG, Glymour MM, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE, Smith AK. Association Between Persistent Pain and Memory Decline and Dementia in a Longitudinal Cohort of Elders. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 08 01; 177(8):1146-1153. PMID: 28586818.
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    21. Meisel K, Arnold RM, Stijacic Cenzer I, Boscardin J, Smith AK. Survival, Functional Status, and Eating Ability After Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement for Acute Stroke. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Aug; 65(8):1848-1852. PMID: 28449220.
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    22. Bleijenberg N, Smith AK, Lee SJ, Cenzer IS, Boscardin JW, Covinsky KE. Difficulty Managing Medications and Finances in Older Adults: A 10-year Cohort Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jul; 65(7):1455-1461. PMID: 28378345.
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    23. Smith AK, Micco G. Serving the Very Sick, Very Frail, and Very Old: Geriatrics, Palliative Care, and Clinical Ethics. Perspect Biol Med. 2017; 60(4):503-518. PMID: 29576560.
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    24. Romo RD, Allison TA, Smith AK, Wallhagen MI. Sense of Control in End-of-Life Decision-Making. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Mar; 65(3):e70-e75. PMID: 28029695.
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    25. Harrison KL, Adrion ER, Ritchie CS, Sudore RL, Smith AK. Low Completion and Disparities in Advance Care Planning Activities Among Older Medicare Beneficiaries. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 12 01; 176(12):1872-1875. PMID: 27802496.
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    26. Smith AK, Currow DC, Abernethy AP, Johnson MJ, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Ritchie CS. Prevalence and Outcomes of Breathlessness in Older Adults: A National Population Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 10; 64(10):2035-2041. PMID: 27603500.
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    27. Ritchie CS, Kelley AS, Stijacic Cenzer I, Smith AK, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE. High Levels of Geriatric Palliative Care Needs in Hip Fracture Patients Before the Hip Fracture. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 10; 52(4):533-538. PMID: 27521282.
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    28. Smith AK, Ritchie CS, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Wallhagen ML. Self-Reported Hearing in the Last 2 Years of Life in Older Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 07; 64(7):1486-91. PMID: 27341383.
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    29. Cenzer IS, Tang V, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK, Ritchie C, Wallhagen MI, Espaldon R, Covinsky KE. One-Year Mortality After Hip Fracture: Development and Validation of a Prognostic Index. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 09; 64(9):1863-8. PMID: 27295578.
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    30. Cagle JG, McClymont KM, Thai JN, Smith AK. "If You Don't Know, All of a Sudden, They're Gone": Caregiver Perspectives About Prognostic Communication for Disabled Elderly Adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 06; 64(6):1299-306. PMID: 27321609.
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    31. Matlock DD, Yamashita TE, Min SJ, Smith AK, Kelley AS, M Fischer S. How U.S. Doctors Die: A Cohort Study of Healthcare Use at the End of Life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 05; 64(5):1061-7. PMID: 27195936.
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    32. Schonberg MA, Smith AK. Discussing Long-term Prognosis in Primary Care: Hard but Necessary. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 05 01; 176(5):678-80. PMID: 27064576.
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    33. Petrillo LA, Dzeng E, Smith AK. California's End of Life Option Act: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 08; 31(8):828-9. PMID: 27114358.
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    34. Smith AK, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen ML. Hearing Loss in Hospice and Palliative Care: A National Survey of Providers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2016 08; 52(2):254-8. PMID: 27046300.
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    35. Paul-Emile K, Smith AK, Lo B, Fernández A. Dealing with Racist Patients. N Engl J Med. 2016 Feb 25; 374(8):708-11. PMID: 26933847.
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    36. Barnhart C, McClymont K, Smith AK, Au-Yeung A, Lee SJ. "Everyone else gets ice cream here more often than I do--It burns me up"--Perspectives on Diabetes Care from Nursing Home Residents and their Doctors. BMC Geriatr. 2016 Jan 26; 16:28. PMID: 26813788.
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    37. Romo RD, Lee SJ, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Subjective, Objective, and Observed Long-term Survival: A Longitudinal Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Dec; 175(12):1986-8. PMID: 26502331; PMCID: PMC4699655.
    38. Smith AK, Cenzer IS, John Boscardin W, Ritchie CS, Wallhagen ML, Covinsky KE. Increase in Disability Prevalence Before Hip Fracture. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct; 63(10):2029-35. PMID: 26480970; PMCID: PMC4699653.
    39. Hunt LJ, Covinsky KE, Yaffe K, Stephens CE, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Pain in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Dementia: Results from the National Health and Aging Trends Study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Aug; 63(8):1503-11. PMID: 26200445; PMCID: PMC4778418.
    40. Austin CA, Mohottige D, Sudore RL, Smith AK, Hanson LC. Tools to Promote Shared Decision Making in Serious Illness: A Systematic Review. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Jul; 175(7):1213-21. PMID: 25985438; PMCID: PMC4794743.
    41. Thai JN, Barnhart CE, Cagle J, Smith AK. "It Just Consumes Your Life": Quality of Life for Informal Caregivers of Diverse Older Adults With Late-Life Disability. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 Aug; 33(7):644-50. PMID: 25948041; PMCID: PMC4636480.
    42. Smith AK, Jain N, Wallhagen ML. Hearing loss in palliative care. J Palliat Med. 2015 Jun; 18(6):559-62. PMID: 25867966; PMCID: PMC4518876.
    43. Rogers SE, Thrasher AD, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Discrimination in Healthcare Settings is Associated with Disability in Older Adults: Health and Retirement Study, 2008-2012. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Oct; 30(10):1413-20. PMID: 25773918; PMCID: PMC4579241.
    44. Romo RD, Wallhagen MI, Smith AK. Viewing Hospice Decision Making as a Process. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2016 Jun; 33(5):503-10. PMID: 25635114.
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    45. McClymont KM, Lee SJ, Schonberg MA, Widera E, Miao Y, Smith AK. Usefulness and effect of online prognostic calculators. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2444-5. PMID: 25516045; PMCID: PMC4273751.
    46. Williams BA, Ahalt C, Stijacic-Cenzer I, Smith AK, Goldenson J, Ritchie CS. Pain behind bars: the epidemiology of pain in older jail inmates in a county jail. J Palliat Med. 2014 Dec; 17(12):1336-43. PMID: 25265035; PMCID: PMC4268586.
    47. Kelley AS, Langa KM, Smith AK, Cagle J, Ornstein K, Silveira MJ, Nicholas L, Covinsky KE, Ritchie CS. Leveraging the health and retirement study to advance palliative care research. J Palliat Med. 2014 May; 17(5):506-11. PMID: 24694096; PMCID: PMC4012620.
    48. Smith AK, Lo B, Aronson L. Elder self-neglect--how can a physician help? N Engl J Med. 2013 Dec 26; 369(26):2476-9. PMID: 24369074; PMCID: PMC4035097.
    49. Smith AK, Walter LC, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE. Disability during the last two years of life. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Sep 09; 173(16):1506-13. PMID: 23836120; PMCID: PMC3773297.
    50. Lakin JR, Smith AK. Opening it up for more questions: racial disparities in hospice use. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 Nov; 46(5):617. PMID: 23953597.
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    51. Smith AK, Lo B, Sudore R. When previously expressed wishes conflict with best interests. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 08; 173(13):1241-5. PMID: 23712743; PMCID: PMC3741042.
    52. Smith AK, White DB, Arnold RM. Uncertainty--the other side of prognosis. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 27; 368(26):2448-50. PMID: 23802514; PMCID: PMC3760713.
    53. Smith AK, Thai JN, Bakitas MA, Meier DE, Spragens LH, Temel JS, Weissman DE, Rabow MW. The diverse landscape of palliative care clinics. J Palliat Med. 2013 Jun; 16(6):661-8. PMID: 23662953; PMCID: PMC3668622.
    54. Smith AK. Palliative care: an approach for all internists: comment on "Early palliative care in advanced lung cancer: a qualitative study". JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Feb 25; 173(4):291-2. PMID: 23358724; PMCID: PMC3732177.
    55. Bischoff KE, Sudore R, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Advance care planning and the quality of end-of-life care in older adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Feb; 61(2):209-14. PMID: 23350921; PMCID: PMC3760679.
    56. Thai JN, Walter LC, Eng C, Smith AK. Every patient is an individual: clinicians balance individual factors when discussing prognosis with diverse frail elderly adults. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2013 Feb; 61(2):264-9. PMID: 23320808.
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    57. Romo RD, Wallhagen MI, Yourman L, Yeung CC, Eng C, Micco G, Pérez-Stable EJ, Smith AK. Perceptions of successful aging among diverse elders with late-life disability. Gerontologist. 2013 Dec; 53(6):939-49. PMID: 23231944; PMCID: PMC3826160.
    58. Aragon K, Covinsky K, Miao Y, Boscardin WJ, Flint L, Smith AK. Use of the Medicare posthospitalization skilled nursing benefit in the last 6 months of life. Arch Intern Med. 2012 Nov 12; 172(20):1573-9. PMID: 23026981; PMCID: PMC3732164.
    59. Smith AK, Lo B. The problem with actually tattooing DNR across your chest. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 Oct; 27(10):1238-9. PMID: 22810355; PMCID: PMC3445688.
    60. Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K. Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there. Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Jun; 31(6):1277-85. PMID: 22665840; PMCID: PMC3736978.
    61. King J, Yourman L, Ahalt C, Eng C, Knight SJ, Pérez-Stable EJ, Smith AK. Quality of life in late-life disability: "I don't feel bitter because I am in a wheelchair". J Am Geriatr Soc. 2012 Mar; 60(3):569-76. PMID: 22288767; PMCID: PMC3619719.
    62. Yourman LC, Lee SJ, Schonberg MA, Widera EW, Smith AK. Prognostic indices for older adults: a systematic review. JAMA. 2012 Jan 11; 307(2):182-92. PMID: 22235089; PMCID: PMC3792853.
    63. Smith AK, Williams BA, Lo B. Discussing overall prognosis with the very elderly. N Engl J Med. 2011 Dec 08; 365(23):2149-51. PMID: 22150033; PMCID: PMC3760676.
    64. Ahalt C, Walter LC, Yourman L, Eng C, Pérez-Stable EJ, Smith AK. "Knowing is better": preferences of diverse older adults for discussing prognosis. J Gen Intern Med. 2012 May; 27(5):568-75. PMID: 22127798; PMCID: PMC3326105.
    65. Schenker Y, Smith AK, Arnold RM, Fernandez A. "Her husband doesn't speak much English": conducting a family meeting with an interpreter. J Palliat Med. 2012 Apr; 15(4):494-8. PMID: 22107068; PMCID: PMC3647542.
    66. Smith AK, Ayanian JZ, Covinsky KE, Landon BE, McCarthy EP, Wee CC, Steinman MA. Conducting high-value secondary dataset analysis: an introductory guide and resources. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug; 26(8):920-9. PMID: 21301985.
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    67. Smith AK, Cenzer IS, Knight SJ, Puntillo KA, Widera E, Williams BA, Boscardin WJ, Covinsky KE. The epidemiology of pain during the last 2 years of life. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Nov 02; 153(9):563-9. PMID: 21041575; PMCID: PMC3150170.
    68. Raghavan M, Smith AK, Arnold RM. African Americans and end-of-life care #204. J Palliat Med. 2010 Nov; 13(11):1382-3. PMID: 21091024.
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    69. Kelly A, Conell-Price J, Covinsky K, Cenzer IS, Chang A, Boscardin WJ, Smith AK. Length of stay for older adults residing in nursing homes at the end of life. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Sep; 58(9):1701-6. PMID: 20738438; PMCID: PMC2945440.
    70. Fromme EK, Smith AK, Hughes MT, Brokaw FC, Rosenfeld KE, Arnold RM. Update in palliative medicine. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2010 Sep; 27(6):420-7. PMID: 20555038.
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    71. Smith AK, Schonberg MA, Fisher J, Pallin DJ, Block SD, Forrow L, McCarthy EP. Emergency department experiences of acutely symptomatic patients with terminal illness and their family caregivers. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Jun; 39(6):972-81. PMID: 20434873; PMCID: PMC2884054.
    72. Rabow MW, Smith AK, Braun JL, Weissman DE. Outpatient palliative care practices. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Apr 12; 170(7):654-5. PMID: 20386012.
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    73. Micco G, Villars P, Smith AK. The death of Ivan Ilyich and pain relief at the end of life. Lancet. 2009 Sep 12; 374(9693):872-3. PMID: 19757512.
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    74. Sung AD, Collins ME, Smith AK, Sanders AM, Quinn MA, Block SD, Arnold RM. Crying: experiences and attitudes of third-year medical students and interns. Teach Learn Med. 2009 Jul; 21(3):180-7. PMID: 20183336.
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    75. Smith AK, Sudore RL, Pérez-Stable EJ. Palliative care for Latino patients and their families: whenever we prayed, she wept. JAMA. 2009 Mar 11; 301(10):1047-57, E1. PMID: 19278947; PMCID: PMC2782583.
    76. Smith AK, Earle CC, McCarthy EP. Racial and ethnic differences in end-of-life care in fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries with advanced cancer. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jan; 57(1):153-8. PMID: 19054185; PMCID: PMC2948958.
    77. Smith AK, Fisher J, Schonberg MA, Pallin DJ, Block SD, Forrow L, Phillips RS, McCarthy EP. Am I doing the right thing? Provider perspectives on improving palliative care in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jul; 54(1):86-93, 93.e1. PMID: 18930337.
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    78. Smith AK, McCarthy EP, Paulk E, Balboni TA, Maciejewski PK, Block SD, Prigerson HG. Racial and ethnic differences in advance care planning among patients with cancer: impact of terminal illness acknowledgment, religiousness, and treatment preferences. J Clin Oncol. 2008 Sep 01; 26(25):4131-7. PMID: 18757326; PMCID: PMC2654372.
    79. Smith AK, Ladner D, McCarthy EP. Racial/ethnic disparities in liver transplant surgery and hospice use: parallels, differences, and unanswered questions. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2008 Aug-Sep; 25(4):285-91. PMID: 18463409.
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    80. Smith AK, Davis RB, Krakauer EL. Differences in the quality of the patient-physician relationship among terminally ill African-American and white patients: impact on advance care planning and treatment preferences. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22(11):1579-82. PMID: 17879120; PMCID: PMC2219809.
    81. Smith AK, Buss MK, Giansiracusa DF, Block SD. On being fired: experiences of patient-initiated termination of the patient-physician relationship in palliative medicine. J Palliat Med. 2007 Aug; 10(4):938-47. PMID: 17803417.
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    82. Smith AK, Ries AP, Zhang B, Tulsky JA, Prigerson HG, Block SD. Resident approaches to advance care planning on the day of hospital admission. Arch Intern Med. 2006 Aug 14-28; 166(15):1597-602. PMID: 16908792.
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    83. Smith AK, Coakley FV, Jackson R, Gordon RL. CT and MRI of retroperitoneal edema associated with large uterine leiomyomas. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2002 May-Jun; 26(3):459-61. PMID: 12016381.
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    84. Sanner T. Formation of transient complexes in the glutamate dehydrogenase catalyzed reaction. Biochemistry. 1975 Nov 18; 14(23):5094-8. PMID: 39.
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    85. Ehrhart IC, Parker PE, Weidner WJ, Dabney JM, Scott JB, Haddy FJ. Coronary vascular and myocardial responses to carotid body stimulation in the dog. Am J Physiol. 1975 Sep; 229(3):754-60. PMID: 2017.
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