Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD

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Senior Medical Associate for Content Development, American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, PA

Cynthia (Daisy) Smith, MD is a Senior Physician Educator at the American College of Physicians and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine. She received an M.D. degree from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is board certified in internal medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. After completing an internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, she joined the medical staff of MGH and the faculty of Harvard Medical School. She relocated to the Philadelphia area and worked as the internal medicine program director at Lankenau Medical Center where she founded and managed an academic hospitalist program. In addition to her role as program director, she served on the APDIM (Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine) program planning committee and the APDIM Council. She was an active member of the milestones writing group convened by the ABIM and ACGME and co-authored the Internal Medicine Milestones. Shortly after joining the ACP, she led a group of educators in the development of the AAIM-ACP High Value Care Curriculum for internal medicine residents which has been downloaded over 19,000 times since its launch in 2012. Her current responsibilities at the ACP include supporting the High Value Care Initiative, the Internal Medicine In-Training Exam, the Waxman Clinical Skills center, Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program and creating new educational products for medical students, residents, faculty, and practicing physicians. She continues to see outpatients and teach medical residents at the University of Pennsylvania.