Gerald William SmetanaMD, MACP
Dr. Smetana is a general internist in the Division of General Medicine and Primary Care at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco and completed his medical internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He is an active teacher clinician with a large primary care practice and plays a central role in the teaching of medical students, medical house staff, and senior physicians. Colleagues have repeatedly recognized Dr. Smetana as one of the Best Doctors in America in a peer survey.
He founded the medical consultation service at Beth Israel Hospital and continues to be active in the field of perioperative medicine. He is the co-author of a systematic review and guideline on preoperative pulmonary evaluation for the American College of Physicians. He has written numerous book chapters and systematic reviews in the peer-reviewed literature that provide guidance to clinicians on the value of historical features in the diagnosis of common medical conditions and on evidence-based approaches to perioperative risk reduction.