Thomas J. Smith, MD, has joined Johns Hopkins as the Director of Palliative Care for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Hopkins’ Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Smith served as the Medical Director of the Thomas Palliative Care Program and the Co-director of the Massey Cancer Center Cancer Control and Prevention Program at the Virginia Commonwealth University. Board-certified in oncology palliative and hospice medicine, he focuses on neuropathic pain, care at the end of life, and cost issues in his research.
“Dr. Smith is one of the foremost leaders in the field of palliative care,” said Edward Miller, MD, Dean and CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine. “His broad range of expertise in issues related to patients across the medical spectrum needing palliative care and his outstanding research and clinical care in the oncology setting will set apart our institution’s palliative care program.”■