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Kristofer Smith, MD, wearing a brown suit and orange tie
Senior Vice President, Population Health Management
Northwell Health

Medical Director
Northwell Health Solutions

Associate Professor
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

Along with his role as medical director of Northwell Health Solutions, Kristofer Smith, MD, also provides leadership for the organization’s Office of Population Health Management. As senior vice president, he provides clinical leadership of all population health activities.

Board certified in hospice and palliative care, Dr. Smith was previously an assistant professor and the assistant program director at the Mount Sinai Department of Internal Medicine. He joined Northwell to lead system-wide care continuum initiatives in the post-acute setting, as well as to direct the Advanced Illness Management program.

Dr. Smith, an associate professor at the Zucker School of Medicine, has published a number of papers on advanced care models for the frail elderly and has been a co-investigator on a number of grants investigating the outcomes of high-intensity primary care programs. He has been invited to give regional and national talks on health policy, the frail elderly and the intersection of payment reform and clinical redesign. 

Dr. Smith has worked with regional and national associations such as the Greater New York Hospital Association, the American College of Physicians, Center to Advance Palliative Care, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and the American Association of Home Care Medicine on health care reform. He is the executive sponsor for a number of governmental demonstration projects including Medicare’s Independence at Home, Bundled Payment for Care Improvement and the New York State Health Home.

Holding a medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency and chief residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He also received a Master of Public Policy in health policy from Harvard University, JFK School of Government.


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