Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Kenneth J. Smith, MD, MS

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Professor of Medicine & Clinical and Translational Science

Office: Suite 200
200 Meyran Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-647-4794
Fax: 412-246-6954
E-mail: smithkj2@upmc.edu

Education
BS, Penn State University, 1976
MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1979
MS, University of Pittsburgh, 2005

Training
Internal Medicine Residency, Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1982

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Cost-effectiveness analysis
Utility assessment
Pelvic inflammatory disease and sexually transmitted diseases
Pneumococcal vaccination
Influenza prevention and treatment
Diabetes prevention strategies
 

Profile
Dr. Smith joined the University of Pittsburgh in 2001 as Interim Director of the Section of Hospital Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and since that time has successfully changed his career path from clinician-educator to clinician-investigator while still maintaining many clinical and research educational roles.

His research centers on the cost-effectiveness of common medical interventions, most notably on adult pneumococcal and varicella/zoster vaccination. He has published in many other areas, including pelvic inflammatory disease, influenza management strategies, diabetes prevention and treatment, VA formulary decisions, anticoagulation management, and hospital-physician communication. In addition, he is an associate editor of the journal Medical Decision Making.

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