Christopher Alan Smith, M.D. received his medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine in 2008 and was elected into the National Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his post-graduate medical training in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan in 2011.
He joined the faculty at the University of Michigan later in 2011 as a Clinical Instructor and clinically served at the Ann Arbor VA in the Ambulatory Care clinic as well as the inpatient wards through 2018.
In 2018, he was promoted to Clinical Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine. Later that year, he transitioned back to Michigan Medicine and currently works as a hospitalist in the Division of Hospital Medicine as part of the Medical Faculty Hospitalist group. He additionally works in the Medical Short Stay Unit and the Hospital Medicine Pre-Operative clinic at Michigan Medicine. In 2020, he also served as Co-Director of the Michigan Medicine Regional Infectious Containment Unit (RICU) where COVID-19 patients are cared for in general, moderate, and critical care settings. He has clinical interests in patient transitions of care, specifically: processes, patient outcomes, and novel mechanisms of hospitalist care and management of patients following hospital discharge or in settings outside of traditional hospitals. He is also a physician volunteer at Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti, MI.