Infectious Disease Specialist Dr. D. Scott Smith Joins CoviDB Advisor Team
Dr. D. Scott Smith is the Chief of the Dept of Infectious Disease at Kaiser Permanente and an internationally recognized expert in infectious disease, parasitology, and travel medicine. More recently he has placed a key role in Kaiser’s response to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Dr. D. Scott Smith contributes his expertise to TeachAids’ COVID-19 response as an advisor for our CoviDB initiative.
Dr. D. Scott Smith holds a B.S. in biochemistry from Bowdoin College, Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, and an M.D. from the University of Colorado. He completed a yearlong study as a Fulbright Scholar in Cali Colombia, a residency and a Fellowship in Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine at Stanford Medical School.
Dr. Smith is also an accomplished educator and has held appointments in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University. He has taught classes on Parasites and Pestilence and on International Health and has lectured in the required preclinical curriculum at the medical school. He received the Stanford School of Medicine Bloomfield award, which recognizes excellence in the teaching of clinical medicine. Dr. Smith has hosted conferences on Travel Medicine and has a national media presence including an appearance on The Tyra Show to discuss tapeworms.
In addition to his work with Kaiser Permanente and Stanford, Dr. D. Scott Smith regularly volunteers with an NGO called MENTOR-Initiative, which provides disaster response and public health teaching about vector borne disease threats worldwide. With MENTOR-Initiative, Dr. D. Scott Smith has led clinical workshops in countries including Indonesia, Myanmar, Tanzania, Kenya, Haiti, and Thailand.
We at TeachAids are inspired by Dr. D. Scott Smith’s contributions to his field and are honored to be working with him on our CoviDB initiative.