Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S. in Health Sciences, Hahnemann University, 1996
M.P.H. in Community Health and Prevention, MCP Hahnemann University, 1999
M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies, Philadelphia University, 2003
National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Urgent Care
Academic and Research Interests: Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Psychiatry
Gerald Smith is a native Philadelphian and a 2003 graduate of the Philadelphia University Physician Assistant program. After graduation Gerry worked in a rural area of Alabama as a National Health Service Corps clinician, providing care to a medically under-served population.
Prior to becoming a physician assistant Gerry studied Public Health at MCP Hahnemann University, where he participated in research on environmental toxicology, teen health issues, and injury prevention. His thesis research examined the effectiveness of an educational intervention designed to increase awareness of injury prevention techniques among senior citizens. He subsequently worked for the Department of Public Health of the City of Philadelphia in the Environmental Health Unit.
In his free time he enjoys travel, camping, reading, and following the Philadelphia sports teams.