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Brian Smith, MD

Professor of Laboratory Medicine, of Biomedical Engineering, of Medicine (Hematology) and of Pediatrics; Co-Director, Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI); Deputy Dean for Scientific Affairs (Clinical Departments); Chair, Department of Laboratory Medicine

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Brian Smith, MD

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  • Laboratory Medicine

    PO Box 208035

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8035

    United States



Brian R. Smith MD is Chair of the Department of Laboratory Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Professor of Laboratory Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Yale University. He is also the Chief of Laboratory Medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital.

Dr. Smith received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his medical degree from the Harvard Medical School, and his residency/fellowship training at The Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Center. He is board certified in Pathology / Hematopathology and in Internal Medicine / Hematology-Oncology. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Smith has an investigative interest in the inflammation-coagulation interface, especially in relation to biomaterials, as well as in cellular immunotherapeutics, with over 175 publications. His educational activities include direction of an NIH-funded research training program in Immunohematology and Transfusion Medicine and he also occasionally lectures in the areas of biomedical ethics, “therapeutic pathology”, and in the education of the physician-scientist.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Harvard University (1976)
  • BA
    Princeton University, Chemistry (1972)
  • Fellow
    Brigham & Women's Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Center/Children's Hospital,Boston
  • Resident
    Brigham & Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Hematology (Pathology) (1999)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (1981)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Hematology (Internal Medicine) (1980)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1979)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Evans Award for Outstanding Contributions to Laboratory MedicineAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & Scientists2010
President, Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & ScientistsAcademy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians & Scientists2007, 2008

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