Douglas Smucker

Douglas R. Smucker , MD

Professor-Emeritus

Vice Chair, Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

UC Victory Parkway Campus
Room 319 Administration Building
2220 Victory Parkway, ML 0566
Cincinnati, Ohio 45206-2839
Phone (513) 558-1430
Fax (513) 558-3266
Email douglas.smucker@uc.edu

Education

Bachelor's Degree: Goshen College Goshen, IN, 1980

Doctoral Degree: University of Toledo College of Medicine Toledo, OH, 1984

Fellowship: Michigan State University East Lansing, MI, 1987 (Faculty Development )

Residency: University of Toledo College of Medicine Toledo, OH, 1987 (Family Practice )

Residency : University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, 1994 (Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology )

Master's Degree: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, 1994 (Palliative care, Preventative Medicine)

Fellowship: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, 1995 (Primary Care Research )

Kings College and St. Christopher's Hospital London, Englad, 2003 (Palliative Care)

Faculty Scholar: Harvard University Cambridge, MA, 2005 (Palliative and End-of-Life Care Program)

Positions and Work Experience

2011 -To Present - Adjunct Professor, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

2012 -To Present - Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program, The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati OH,

2008 -2011 - Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

2000 -2008 - Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH, - Tenure awarded September, 2005,

1995 -2000 - Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

2008 -To Present - Director of Educational Programs in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

2009 -To Present - Associate Medical Director, VITAS Hospice, Cincinnati OH,

2005 -To Present - Hospice Team Physician, VITAS Hospice, Cincinnati OH,

2005 -2008 - Director, Global Health Program, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

1997 -2005 - Director, Research Division, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

1999 -2001 - Director, Faculty Development Fellowship, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

1994 -1996 - Research Mentor, Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC,

1992 -1995 - Clinical Instructor, Primary Care Research Fellow, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC,

1992 -1994 - Preventive Medicine Fellow, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC,

1987 -1992 - Assistant Director, Family Practice Residency, Medical College of Ohio/St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, OH,

1987 -1992 - Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Medical College of Ohio (now the University of Toledo College of Medicine), Toledo, OH,

Research Support

Grant: #D54HP23263-01-00 Investigators:Philip M. Diller, MD, Project Director 2011 -2016 - Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions) - "Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care" (to establish the UC Department of Family and Community Medicine as a center of excellence in palliative medicine). Role:Sole Author and Administrator - $771,000 Active Type:Grant

2010 -2014 - DA Reynolds Foundation - Project: To strengthen geriatrics education at the University of Cincinnati (assisting with one of three primary aims of the project - to improve awareness of, referral to, and collaboration with community-based elderly services by primary care physician offices in the Greater Cincinnati area. Role:Project Faculty - $1,000,000 Active Type:Grant

2010 -2012 VITAS Hospice, Inc., Cincinnati OH - Project: An unrestricted educational gift to support faculty development and develop teaching resources for a new Fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Role:Project Director - $10,000 Completed

Grant: #1R03-HS018245-01 2010 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) - "Patient Safety in Home Hospice Care" - Project: An R03 grant to complete initial qualitative research to describe the range and outcomes of patient safety incidents that occur in the course of home hospice care. Role:Principle Investigator - $93,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #D54HP00168-04-00 Investigators:Jeffrey Susman, MD, as Department Chair 2005 -2008 - Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA Bureau of Health Professions) - "Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care" - (As a co-author, assisted in writing and submitted the grant proposal, and co-administered the inter-disciplinary project to establish new learning opportunities for medical students and residents in international health and the care of underserved populations). Role:Co-Author & Co-Administrator - $549,000 Completed Type:Grant

2005 -2006 - The Reakirt Foundation, Cincinnati OH Project: A grant to support additional learning opportunities and provide basic equipment for medical students and residents to participate in physician home visits, hospice visits, and end-of-life care experiences. $10,000 Completed Type:Grant

2005 -2006 The Emery Foundation, Cincinnati OH - Project: To support new learning opportunities and provide basic equipment for medical students and residents to participate in physician home visits, hospice visits, and end-of-life care experiences. $10,000 Type:Grant

2005 University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Council - Project: To support completion of the Palliative Care in Education and Practice faculty development program at Harvard University. $2,950 Type:Grant

2004 -2005 The Francis R. Luther Charitable Trust, Cincinnati OH - Project: To add new learning opportunities for medical students, residents and faculty regarding physician home visits and hospice/end-of-life care. $25,000 Type:Grant

Investigators:Jeff Susman, MD, as Department Chair - Project Director - 2004 -2005 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA Bureau of Health Professions) - "Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care" (Project: To increase Family Medicine faculty expertise in palliative medicine and end-of-ife care, and to support pilot research in end-of-life care issues). Role:Author & Administrator - $88,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #1-D12-HP-00168-01 Investigators:Jeffrey Susman, MD, as Department Chair - PI - 2002 -2005 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions) - "Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care" (Project: To expand the research capacity in the UC Department of Family Medicine; the project included mentoring programs for research faculty, grant development, completion of pilot research, and further development of faculty expertise in qualitative research methods.) Role:Author & Administrator - $435,434 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Jeffrey Susman, MD as Department Chair - Project Director - 2003 -2005 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions) - "Academic Administrative Units in Primary Care" - (Project: To establish new curriculum and research in home care, physician home visits, and end-of-life care in the UC Department of Family Medicine). Role:Author & Administrator - $85,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #3-D32-PE-10231-01 Investigators:Jeffrey Susman, MD as Department Chair - Project Director - 2001 -2002 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA. Bureau of Health Professions) - "Establishment of Departments of Family Medicine Program" - (Project: To expand qualitative research projects and methods expertise in the UC Department of Family Medicine. Activities included professional development, working with nationally recognized experts in qualitative research, completing data analysis and publishing initial papers using qualitative methods). Role:Author & Administrator - $72,601 Completed Type:Grant

04-2001 -06-2001 Ohio Department of Health Exploring the Relationship Between Health Status and Health Care Access - an analysis of data from the Ohio Family Health Survey - Project: Secondary analysis of data for ODH which was published and widely distributed to state government officials, legislators, healthcare organizations and media organizations Role:Principal Investigator $29,717 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #1-D45-PE-50189-03 S1 07-2001 -06-2002 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions) Faculty Development in Family Medicine - Project: To establish additional curricula in research skills, teaching skills and administrative skills for faculty development fellows Role:Project Director $71,421 Type:Grant

2000 -2003 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA, Bureau of Primary Health Care) Best Practices: Faith-Based Health Care for Poor Communities - Project: In collaboration with the Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF) in Chicago, developed the grant application as a consultant with CCHF and provided leadership and tecnical assistance for organizing a practice-based research network among CCHF practices located in poor inner-city and rural areas across the US Role:Co-Investigator $240,000 Completed Type:Grant

Investigators:Santosh Menon, MD, PI - 01-2000 -12-2001 Aetna Research Foundation Improving Care and Clinical Outcomes for Elderly Women with Heart Failure and Preserved Systolic Function - Project: in collaboration with the Division of Cardiology at the University of Cincinnati; William Abraham, MD and Santosh Menon, MD Role:Co-Investigator $358,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #1-D32-PE-10231-01 Investigators:Jeffrey Susman, MD, as Department Chair - PI - 1999 -2002 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions) Establishment of Departments of Family Medicine Program - Project: Wrote and submitted the grant proposal, and administered the project to expand research capacity in the Department of Family Medicine. Activities included development of weekly Research Review Group sessions, faculty recruitment and development, individual faculty mentoring, working with consultants to improve grant writing and research skills, and completion of pilot research projects Role:Project Director $500,000 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #1-D45-PE-50189-01 1999 -2002 Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions) - Faculty Development in Family Medicine - Project: Wrote and submitted the grant proposal, and successfully administered the project to develop a one-year, full-time Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. Activities included development of fellowship curriculum, recruitment, establishing systems for mentoring and supervision, administrative support, and integration of fellowship activities within the Research Division Role:Project Director $500,640 Completed Type:Grant

1999 -2000 University of Cincinnati Faculty Development Council, Cincinnati OH New Skills in the Use of Medicare Data Role:Principal Investigator $3,700 Completed Type:Grant

1999 -2000 American Academy of Family Physicians Impact and Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Long-Term Care Settings - Project: In collaboration with the UC Institute for Health Policy and Health Services Research Role:Principal Investigator $4,939 Completed Type:Grant

1998 -1999 American Academy of Family Physicians Congestive Heart Failure in Primary Care Role:Principal Investigator $5,000 Completed Type:Grant

1997 -1998 Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Health Status Measures and Outcomes of Congestive Heart Failure Role:Principal Investigator $5,000 Type:Grant

1997 Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Tailored Educational Messages for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure $2,000 Completed Type:Grant

1996 -1997 American Academy of Family Physicians Tailored Educational Messages for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Role:Principal Investigator $4,206 Completed Type:Grant

Grant: #ODH-01-A0-S0-E0 Investigators:Smucker, Douglas 05-24-2001 -06-29-2001 Ohio Department of Health Exploring the Relationship Between Health Status and Health Care Access Role:PI $29,717.00 Closed Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #BPHC-03-A0-S0-E0 Investigators:Smucker, Douglas 09-01-2000 -08-31-2003 Bureau of Primary Health Care Faith-Based Practice Research Role:PI $42,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #D45-HP50189-03-A1-S0-E0 Investigators:Smucker, Douglas 07-01-1999 -06-30-2002 Health Resources and Services Administration Faculty Development in Family Medicine Role:PI $679,102.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #AAFP-23-01-A0-S0-E0 Investigators:Smucker, Douglas 03-01-1999 -10-31-1999 American Academy of Family Physicians Impact and Treatment of CHF in Long Term Care Settings Role:PI $4,939.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R03 HS018245 Investigators:Elder, Nancy; Jacobson, Roy; Ludke, Robert; Regan, Saundra; Smucker, Douglas 09-30-2009 -06-30-2011 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety in Hospice Care Role:PI $93,781.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #SRS 007242 Investigators:Austin, Orson; Cluxton, Robert; Davis, Susan; Ellis, Robert; Goldenhar, Linda; Kues, John; Lewis, Timothy; Modawal, Arvind; Moore, Judy; Schlaudecker, Jeffrey; Sehgal, Mandi; Smucker, Douglas; Warshaw, Gregg 01-01-2011 -12-31-2014 Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Next Steps in Physicians' Training in Geriatrics Role:Collaborator $1,000,000.00 Active Level:Private Non-Profit

Publications

Published Abstracts

Smucker DR, Regan S (2012. ) Patient safety incidents in home hospice care: A qualitative study of interdisciplinary hospice team members .[Abstract]Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43(2): 460 ,

Smucker DR, Hester J (2012. ) "Where have you been all my life?" Senior resident physicians' responses to a new palliative care consult service .[Abstract]Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43(2): 462 ,

Hester J, Bailey-Pridham R, Smucker DR (2012. ) The effect of an inpatient palliative care service on the incidence and survival outcomes of urgent resuscitation attempts for hospitalized patients .[Abstract]Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 43(2): 462 ,

Smucker DR, Warm E, Hobart J (2002. ) Setting the tone at square one: an internal medicine/family medicine collaboration to teach communication skills to interns .[Abstract]Journal of Palliative Medicine, 5:600 ,

Peer Reviewed Publications

Ludke RL, Smucker DR (2007. ) Racial differences in the willingness to use hospice services.Journal of Palliative Medicine, , 10 (6 ) ,1329-37 More Information

Curlin FA, Serrano KD, Baker MG, Carricaburu SL, Smucker DR, Chin MH (2006. ) Following the call: how providers make sense of their decisions to work in faith-based and secular urban community health centers.Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, , 17 (4 ) ,944-57 More Information

Gee L, Smucker DR, Chin MH, Curlin FA (2005. ) Partnering together? Relationships between faith-based community health centers and neighborhood congregations .Southern Medical Journal, , 98 (12 ) ,1245-50

Bazemore AW, Smucker DR (2003. ) Lymphadenopathy and malignancy .American Family Physician, , 66 (11 ) ,2103-10

Smucker DR, Zink T, Susman JL, Crabtree BF (2001. ) A framework for understanding visits by frequent attenders in family practice .The Journal of Family Practice, , 50 (10 ) ,847-52

Diller PM, Smucker DR (2000. ) Management of heart failure .Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice, , 27 (3 ) ,651-75

Diller PM, Smucker DR, David B, Graham RJ (1999. ) Congestive heart failure due to diastolic or systolic dysfunction. Frequency and patient characteristics in an ambulatory setting .Archives of Family Medicine, , 8 (5 ) ,414-20

Diller PM, Smucker DR, David B (1999. ) Co-management of patients with congestive heart failure by family physicians and cardiologists: frequency, timing, and patient characteristics .The Journal of Family Practice, , 48 (3 ) ,188-95

Smucker DR, Konrad TR, Curtis P, Carey TS (1998. ) Practitioner self-confidence and patient outcomes in acute low back pain .Archives of Family Medicine, , 7 (3 ) ,223-8

Steiner BD, Reid A, Smucker DR (1996. ) Developments on the Internet: a practical guide for primary care physicians .Family Medicine, , 28 (2 ) ,128-33

Carey TS, Garrett J, Jackman A, McLaughlin C, Fryer J, Smucker DR (1995. ) The outcomes and costs of care for acute low back pain among patients seen by primary care practitioners, chiropractors, and orthopedic surgeons. The North Carolina Back Pain Project.The New England Journal of Medicine, , 333 (14 ) ,913-7 More Information

Smucker DR, Thomas JC (1995. ) Evidence of thorough reporting of sexually transmitted diseases in a southern rural county .Sexually Transmitted Diseases, , 22 (3 ) ,149-54

Edinger W, Smucker DR (1992. ) Outpatients' attitudes regarding advance directives .The Journal of Family Practice, , 35 (6 ) ,650-3

Smucker DR (1991. ) Epstein-Barr virus .The Journal of Family Practice, , 32 (5 ) ,456

Smucker DR, Mayhew HE, Nordlund DJ, Hahn WK, Palmer KE (1991. ) Post-vasectomy semen analysis: why patients don't follow-up .The Journal of the American Board of Family Practice , , 4 (1 ) ,5-9

Smucker DR (1990. ) Rural obstetric care and the family physician .New York State Journal of Medicine, , 90 (11 ) ,533-5

Smucker DR, Zilkoski MW, Jhunjhunwala J (1989. ) Dysfunctions of micturition in the male .Primary Care, , 16 (4 ) ,941-66

Zilkoski MW, Smucker DR (1989. ) Urinary tract infections in the elderly .American Family Physician, , 39 (5 ) ,125-34

Zilkoski MW, Smucker DR, Mayhew,HE (1988. ) Urinary tract infections in elderly patients .Postgraduate medicine, , 84 (3 ) ,191-4, 197-8, 201-6

Smucker DR, Burket MW (1988. ) Thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction .American Family Physician, , 37 (5 ) ,265-74

Smucker DR (1988. ) Obstetrics in family practice in the state of Ohio .The Journal of Family Practice, , 26 (2 ) ,165-8

Smucker DR, Regan S, Elder NE, Gerrety E (2013. ) Patient safety incidents in home hospice care: The experiences of hospice interdisciplinary team members .Journal of Palliative Medicine, ,

Smucker DR (2012. ) Ending hand feeding of patients with advanced cognitive decline: What is "doing the right thing" (commentary on article "Doing the Right Thing" by Karl Singer, MD and Patrick Cleary, MD) .Annals of Long-Term Care, , 20(6):41-2 ,

Diers T, Montauk SL, Vaughn LM, Lehmann C, Kiesler J, Schubert CJ, Smucker D, Volck B (2009. ) Competencies for the adaptable physician: Training residents to care for vulnerable populations .The Open Medical Education Journal, , 2:26-25 ,

Elder N, Smucker DR (2006. ) Back and neck pain .FP Essentials, Edition No. 322, AAFP Home Study (a peer reviewed monograph) , , Leawood, KS: American Academy of Family Physicians ,MAR 2006

Smucker DR (2004. ) Hospice and the continuum of primary care .Clinics in Family Practice, , 6:299-323 ,

Diller PM, Smucker DR (2001. ) Management of heart failure due to diastolic dysfunction .Clinics in Family Practice, , 30:857-81 ,

Hobart JA, Smucker DR (2000. ) The female athlete triad .American Family Physician, , 61:3357-3364 ,

Smucker DR, Zilkoski M, Mayhew HE (1986. ) The homeless .Ohio Family Physician News, , Nov, 1986 pp. 20-21 ,

Smucker, Douglas R; Regan, Saundra; Elder, Nancy C; Gerrety, Erica (2014. ) Patient safety incidents in home hospice care: the experiences of hospice interdisciplinary team members.Journal of palliative medicine, , 17 (5 ) ,540-4 More Information

Book Chapter

Susman J, Holten KB, Smucker DR (2006 ) Evaluating the medical literature Essential family medicine: Fundamentals and case studies (Third edition) .Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA

(2004 ) Family Practice Certification Review .Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA

Billhart J, Smucker DR (2002 ) Chronic Cardiac Disease Essentials of Family Medicine .Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA

Smucker DR, Hasse L (2001 ) Changing Health Behaviors The Family Medicine Clerkship Manual .Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia PA

Smucker DR, Diller PM (2000 ) Congestive Heart Failure Ambulatory Medicine: The Primary Care of Families (Third edition) .Lange Medical Books, McGraw-Hill

Smucker DR, Johnson LW (1990 ) Recurrent urinary tract infections Difficult Medical Management .WB Sanders

Technical Reports

Smucker DR, Cassedy AE, Regan SL, Ritchey PN, Biskowsky T (08-2001. ) Exp[loring the Relationship Between Health Status and Health Care Access, analysis of data from the Ohio Family Health Survey .Analysis and report for the Ohio Department of Health; published and distributed by ODH to Ohio legislators, policy makers and other individuals and organizations,

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Smucker DR (2003. ) Program Evaluation Basics .Nuts and Bolts National Conference for the Christian Community Health Fellowship, Chicago IL, October 2003 and July 2004.

Smucker DR (05-2002. ) Who's Askin'? The place to start with program evaluation .Annual National Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference, Philadelphia PA,

Smucker DR (11-2001. ) Aim Two: Focus on Evaluation .Christian Community Health Fellowship Best Practices Conference, Chicago IL,

Smucker DR (05-1999. ) Using Best Evidence and the Internet to Teach Evidence-Based Medicine Concepts .Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Seattle WA,

Smucker DR (06-1998. ) Exercise Prescription for Patients with Congestive Heart Failure .University of Cincinnati Regional CME Program on Congestive Heart Failure, Cincinnati OH,

Smucker DR (05-1997. ) Does Exercise Benefit Patients with Congestive Heart Failure? .University of Cincinnati Regional CME Program on Congestive Heart Failure, Cincinnati OH,

Smucker DR (04-1997. ) The Franciscan Health Partnership Program .Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Annual Faculty Development Workshop, Akron OH,

Smucker DR (04-1996. ) Developments on the Internet, Resources for Teachers of Family Medicine .Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, San Francisco, CA,

Smucker DR (05-1994. ) The North Carolina Rural Health Scholars Program .Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Spring Conference, Atlanta GA,

Smucker DR (02-1991. ) Office practice and the early detection of cancer .17th Annual Northwest Ohio Cancer Conference, Toledo OH,

Smucker DR (09-1989. ) Clinical Seminars: Chronic fatigue syndrome and the Epstein-Barr Virus .American Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly, Los Angeles CA,

Smucker DR (1989. ) Topics in CME Series: Keepin up with Cholesterol .Continuing Medical Education Series, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH,

Smucker DR (09-2009. ) Patient Safety in Home Hospice Care .Population-based Palliative Care Research Network (PoPCRN), National Research Convocation, Denver, CO.

Smucker DR (05-2001. ) Research Opportunities in the Best Practices project .Annual National Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference, Chicago, IL,

Schubert C, Smucker DR (05-2000. ) Applying Asset-Based Community Development Concepts to Patient Care .National Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference, Philadelphia, PA,

Smucker DR, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG (07-1999. ) The Prevalance and Correlates of Latrogenic Hyperthyroidism in Primary Care Practice: A PPRNetStudy .Practice Partner Research Network Annual Meeting, Seattle WA,

Smucker DR, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG (07-1999. ) An Association Between Heart Failure and Hypothyroidism: A PPRNet Study .Practice Partner Research Network Annual Meeting, Seattle WA,

Poster Presentations

Smucker DR, Regan S, Elder N, Dickhaus E (03-2012. ) Patient safety incidents in home hospice care: a qualitative study of interdisciplinary hospice team members .American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Conference, Denver CO,

Smucker DR, Hester J (03-2012. ) "Where have you been all my life?" Senior resident physicians' responses to a new palliative care consult service .American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Conference, Denver CO,

Hester J, Bailey-Pridham R, Smucker DR (03-2012. ) The effect of an inpatient palliative care service on the incidence and survival outcomes of urgent resuscitation attempts for hospitalized patients .American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Conference, Denver CO,

Smucker D, Regan S, Elder N, Dickhaus E (11-2011. ) Patient safety in home hospice care: The experiences of interdisciplinary team members .The North America Primary Care Research Group Annual Conference, Banff, British Columbia, Canada,

Hester J, Holt N, Smucker D (02-2011. ) Impact of a New Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service on MICU Length of Stay, Urgent Patient Resuscitations, and Hospital Utilization .American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada,

Contrera K, Smucker D (10-2010. ) Work Flow and Job Stress Among Hospice Nurses .Ohio Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting, Dublin OH,

Holt N, Hester J, Smucker D (10-2010. ) Impact of an Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service on MICU Length of Stay and Urgent Patient Resuscitations .Ohio Medical Directors Association Annual Meeting, Dublin OH,

Smucker DR (04-2009. ) Case report: Extended survival of an elderly hospice patient with advanced chronic kidney disease .American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Conference, Austin TX,

Smucker DR, Warm E (04-2009. ) An interdisciplinary collaboration to teach end-of-life communication skills to PGY-1 residents: Five year results .American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Annual Conference, Austin TX,

Smucker DR, Smith K (02-2003. ) Hospice referral: Perspectives of patients with non-cancer diagnoses .American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine National Meeting, Orlando FL,

Curlin FA, Carricaburu S, Serrano KD, Smucker DR, Chin M (11-2002. ) Following the call: Self-reported rewards and costs of current employment for providers in two faith-based urban community health centers .American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA,

Smucker DR, Zink T, Susman J, Crabtree B (11-2000. ) Caring for Patients Who Make Frequent Visits to Family Practice Offices .North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, Amelia Island FL,

Diller PM, Smucker DR, Cassedy A, Regan S (11-2000. ) Predictors of Death in a Family Practice Heart Failure Cohort .North American Primary Care Research Group Meeting, Amelia Island FL,

Detmer W, Diller PM, Smucker DR, et al (10-1996. ) Prevalence of intestinal parasites in rural Honduran children: An example of Community-Oriented Primary Care for short-term medical brigades .AAFP Scientific Assembly, New Orleans LA,

Smucker DR, Austin O (04-2008. ) Physician home visits: Educational innovations .Ohio Academy of Family Physicians State Research and Education Meeting,

Paper Presentations

Smucker DR, Warm E, Hobart J, Kissela B (02-2003. ) Setting the tone at square one: an internal medicine/family medicine collaboration to teach communication skills to interns .

Smucker DR, Smith K (04-2002. ) Hospice referral: Perspectives of patients with non-cancer diagnoses .The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Research Day, Columbus OH - Awarded 1st place "Outstanding Research Presentation".

Smucker DR, Warm E, Hobart J (03-2002. ) Setting the tone at square one: an internal medicine/family medicine collaboration to teach communication skills to interns .

Smucker DR, Diller PM, Cassedy A, Regan S (08-2000. ) Predictors of Death in a Family Practice Heart Failure Cohort .

Smucker DR, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG (11-1999. ) The Prevalence and Correlates of Latrogenic Hyperthyroidism in Primary Care Practice: A PPRNet Study .

Smucker DR, Ornstein SM, Jenkins RG (11-1999. ) An Association Between Heart Failure and Hypothyroidism: A PPRNet Study .

Kues JR, Diller P, Hasse L, Johnson L, Smucker DR, Vonder Meulen MB (05-1998. ) Practice patterns of family practice physicians in the pharmacological management of heart failure .

Smucker DR, Marley M (05-1998. ) A new journal club format: Teaching residents basic critical appraisal skills .

Heck JE, Diller PM, Smucker DR (03-1998. ) Measuring the social accountability of medical schools .

Smucker DR, Berthiaume E, Imel E, David B (11-1997. ) Exercise in heart failure: an infrequent prescription .

Diller P, Smucker DR, David B, Graham R (11-1997. ) Normal and reduced systolic heart failure in the ambulatory setting: differences in patient characteristics .

Diller P, Smucker DR, David B, Graham R (04-1997. ) Congestive heart failure in the ambulatory setting: Differences in patients with normal and decreased systolic function .

Smucker DR, Konrad TR, Curtis P, Carey T (04-1997. ) Practitioner self-confidence and patient outcomes in acute low back pain .

Smucker DR (06-1995. ) STD reports and the accuracy of surveillance data .

Smucker DR, Konrad TR, Curtis P, Carey T (10-1994. ) A measure of practitioner self-efficacy in managing low back pain patients .

Smucker DR, Mayhew HE, Nordlund DJ, Palmer KE, Hahn W (05-1989. ) Post-vasectomy semen analysis: Why patients don't follow-up .

Smucker DR, Mayhew HE, Nordlund DJ, Palmer KE, Hahn W (11-1988. ) Post-vasectomy semen analysis: Why patients don't follow-up .

Smucker DR (03-1988. ) Obstetrics in family practice in the State of Ohio .

Smucker DR, Warm E (04-2009. ) An interdisciplinary collaboration to teach end-of-life communication skills to PGY-1 residents: Five year results.

Honors and Awards

2013 Physician Caregiver of the Year Award - VITAS Hospice, Cincinnati, OH

2013 Heart and Hands Award (An annual award given to an individual who impacts the lives and health of the community through their outcomes and quality of care) - Visiting Nurse Association of Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

2011 Caregiver of the Year Award, Team Physician - VITAS Hospice, Cincinnati, OH

2009 "Top Ten Percent" Reviewer Recognition - Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

2009 Special Recognition Award for Teaching, awarded by the Dean of the College of Medicine (Awarded to faculty of the "Initiative on Poverty, Justice, and Health (Dr. Smucker was Co-Director) - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

2009 Best Poster Presentation Citation - American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Conference, Austin, TX

2007 Caregiver of the Year Award, Team Physician - VITAS Hospice, Cincinnati, OH

2002 Outstanding Research Presentation, 1st Place Award - Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Research Day

2000 Outstanding Research Presentation, 2nd Place Award - Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Research Day

1997 Family Medicine Inpatient Teacher of the Year - University of Cincinnati/Providence Family Practice Residency Program, Cincinnati OH

1996 Family Medicine Outpatient Preceptor of the Year - University of Cincinnati/Providence Family Practice Residency Program, Cincinnati, OH

1991 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching - Medical College of Ohio/SVMC Family Practice Residency Program, Toledo OH

1988 New Faculty Orientation Award - Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

1986 Mead Johnson Award for Graduate Education in Family Practice

1984 Rardin Family Practice Student Award - Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, Cincinnati OH

1984 Elected Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Student Advising

Therese Zink, MD, MPH, full-time family medicine faculty, Olmstead Medical Center, Rochester, MN, and associated with the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine.

Nancy Elder, MD, MSPH, Director, Research Division, UC Department of Family & Community Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Andrew Bazemore, MD, Director, AAFP Robert Graham Center, Washington, DC.

Joseph Kiesler, MD, full-time family medicine faculty, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH.

Katrina Donahue, MD, MPH, full-time family medicine faculty at the University of North Carolina.

Sutton Hamilton, MD, full-time family medicine faculty at the Medical College of Virginia.

Farr Curlin, MD, full-time internal medicine and palliative medicine faculty at the University of Chicago.

C. Jeffrey Jacobson, PhD, full-time anthropology and family medicine faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH.

Service

- Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati (- Committee on Improving End-of-Life Care ) Committee Chair Type:Community Service 2009 -To Present

- Global Health Program, Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (- Medical Service/Teaching Brigades to rural Honduras ) Type:Departmental Service 1996 -2009

- University of North Carolina School of Medicine (- Faculty Adviser, Student-run Free Rural Clinic in Bloomer Hill NC ) Type:University/College Service 1993 -1995

- Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH (- Developed and supervised, Student-run Free Clinic in Toledo, OH ) Type:University/College Service 1992 -1993

- Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH (- Planned and supervised medical service projects to San Juan, Dominican Republic ) Type:University/College Service

- Cherry Street Mission Medical Clinic for the Homeless, Toledo OH (- Co-Founder, Co-Director ) Type:Community Service 1986 -1992

- "Wellness/Prevention" Programs in Toledo OH (- Organizer and Presenter of Multiple Sessions ) Type:Community Service

- Medical Service in Zaire, Africa Type:Other

- Exercise Testing Program, Toledo Society for the Handicapped Type:Community Service 1981 -1982

- Toledo Blood Pressure Screening Program Type:Community Service 1981 -1982

- Medical Service Project - Haiti, West Indies Type:Other

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Professional Affiliation

2009 -To Present: Member, Strategic Leadership Group, Department of Family & Community Medicine - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

2009 -To Present: Chairman, Committee on Improving End-of-Life Care - Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH,

2001: Chairman and Coordinator, OAFP Annual Research Day

1995 -To Present: Research Review Group, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Research Division (Chairman, 1995-2006) - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

1997 -2011: Member, Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Family & Community Medicine - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

1997 -2003: Member, Research Planning Committee - Ohio Academy of Family Physicians,

1996 -2003: Member, Institutional Review Board - University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center,

1996 -1998: Member, Computers and Technology Committee - Ohio Academy of Family Physicians,

1996 -1997: Planning Committee, Health Partnership Program - University of Cincinnati/Franciscan Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Cincinnati OH,

1995 -1997: Social Accountability in Medical Education (a World Health Organization Task Force) - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH,

1994: Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Steering Committee - University of North Carolina School of Medicine,

1993 -1995: Member, Long-Range Planning Committee - Society of Teachers of Family Medicine,

1992 -1995: Advisory Committee, Rural Health Scholars Program - North Carolina State Office of Rural Health,

1989 -1992: Faculty Advisor and Founder, Students for Public Health - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH,

1989 -1992: Faculty Advisor, Student Chapter, Christian Medical and Dental Society - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH,

1989 -1990: Member, Course Development Committee, Introduction to Medical Decision-Making - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH,

1987 -1992: Member, Faculty Senate - Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH,

1987 -1992: Member, Residency Operations Committee - Medical College of Ohio/SVMC Family Practice, Toledo OH,

1986 -1987: Member, Residency Administrative Committee - Medical College of Ohio/SVMC Family Practice Residency, Toledo OH,

Member, American Academy of Family Physicians

Member, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Courses Taught

2008 to present - Curriculum and Teaching Sites Development - Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at The Christ Hospital and the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH

2003 to present - Initiated, developed curriculum, and directed a federally funded effort to teach home care and house call skills to medical students and family practice residents, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

2002 to present - Initiated, developed curriculum, and co-directed an interdisciplinary half-day workshop for interns in all primary care and sub-specialty disciplines: Communication Skills and End-of-Life Care (presented yearly in June), the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

1999-2001 - Initiated, developed curriculum, and directed a federally-funded one-year Faculty Development Fellowship for the Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

1996 to present - Developed and regularly present a residency curriculum on critical appraisal of the medical literature (monthly sessions) UC/Christ Hospital Family Practice Residency Program, Cincinnati OH

2005-2008 - Directed the Global Health Education Program and created new Global Health curricula for residents and medical students through the Department of Family Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

2004-2009 - Developed and directed a federally funded inter-disciplinary program to improve teaching of medical students and residents related to care of vulnerable populations and the poor, the Initiative on Poverty, Justice, and Health, at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati OH

1996-1999 - Developed and led a weekly Outpatient Case Conference, UC/Franciscan Family Practice Residency, Cincinnati OH

1993-1995 - Developed, organized, and led an intensive three-day clinical orientation for medical students in the North Carolina Rural Health Scholars Program, Chapel Hill NC

1990-1991 - Developed and taught the epidemiology section of "Introduction to Medical Decision Making" a course for second-year medical students, Medical College of Ohio, Toledo OH

1987 to present - Regular participation in a wide variety of departmental teaching efforts including individual mentoring of students, residents, fellows, and faculty, resident precepting for both inpatient and outpatient care, small group teaching, and lectures for medical students, residents, and faculty in a variety of topic areas related to family practice, clinical epidemiology, hospice and palliative care, and research.

Contact Information

Academic - UC Victory Parkway Campus
Room 319 Administration Building
CincinnatiĀ  Ohio, 45206-2839
Phone: (513) 558-1430
Fax: (513) 558-3266
douglas.smucker@uc.edu