Gerald W. Smetana, MD Expert Witness
Curriculum Vitae

Contact this Expert Witness

  • Company: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Phone: (617) 667-2115
  • Fax: (617) 667-9620

Specialties & Experience of this Expert Witness

General Specialties:

Internal Medicine

Keywords/Search Terms:

Internal medicine, general internal medicine, primary care, record review, preoperative evaluation, headache, hypertension, plaintiff, defense, Harvard Professor, academic medicine, prevention, Harvard


BS, University of California, Los Angeles; MD, University of California, San Francisco

Years in Practice:


Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs:


Additional Information

I am a general internist in an academic primary care practice at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. I practice in an outpatient setting. I care for a panel of patients that is weighted towards older patients with multiple chronic illnesses and high disease complexity. In addition to all aspects of office based general internal medicine, my areas of interest include preoperative medical evaluation, hypertension, and headache. I have taught internal medicine to medical house staff and also teach extensively to practicing clinicians in continuing medical education settings. I have been repeatedly selected as a Best Doctor in a national survey and have received a national award for scholarship in medical education. I publish in the peer reviewed medical literature, UpToDate, and in medical texts. I have edited textbooks and have helped to develop national guidelines on topics in internal medicine. I am an assistant editor for a recurring series in the Annals of Internal Medicine. I am a Master of the American College of Physicians. I have reviewed cases for both plaintiffs and defendants and have testified both at trial and deposition in multiple states.