Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School
Providence, RI 02912
Stephen R. Smith, MD, MPH, is professor emeritus of family medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He retired in 2007 as associate dean, a post he had held for 25 years. During his tenure as associate dean, Dr. Smith earned an international reputation for innovation in medical education. He was the architect of the competency-based curriculum at Brown that has been replicated at many medical schools around the world. Since his "retirement," he has been working part-time in the community health center in his hometown of New London, Connecticut, organizing physicians in Connecticut for the National Physicians Alliance (NPA), and consulting for the Partnership to Advance Conflict-Free Medical Education. He also serves as the principal investigator of an NPA project funded by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation to promote good stewardship in primary care. He earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1972 and his master of public health degree from the University of Rochester in 1977.