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Gideon Smith MD, MPH, PhD

Gideon P. Smith MD, MPH, PhD

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and Chair for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Department of Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital; Associate Professor of Dermatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 

Born in Great Britain,Gideon P. Smith, MD, MPH, PhD, completed his undergraduate studies at Imperial College, University of London, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, with Honors, in Physics. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Philosophy at Leeds University. He then taught and performed research at Harvard University and Washington University in St Louis. He completed his medical training (MD) at Cornell Medical College, followed by an internship in internal medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Afterwards, Dr. Smith completed his residency training in dermatology at NYU, Langone Medical Center, New York, where he was the Sulzberger Fellow specializing in connective tissue diseases and, in particular, scleroderma. His research during that time, examining the pathogenesis of scleroderma and developing new treatments for psoriasis, has been presented at international conferences and he has received a number of prizes in recognition of this work.  He also holds a MPH from Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Smith has spoken both nationally and internationally. He is published in both the clinical dermatology and rheumatology journals, as well as in the leading basic science journals such as Science. He is the author of book chapters on autoimmune fibrosis, immunotherapies and systemic contact dermatitis.

He is board certified in dermatology and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Smith has a special interest in scleroderma, Sjogren's and paraneoplastic autoimmune skin disorders and a wide range of clinical experience in the diagnosis and management of skin disorders. Currently, his research also includes the area of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety and he serves on several committees related to setting national standards in this area.