Pete Smith, MD
Dr. Smith graduated from Princeton with a degree in the History of Ideas, and then received his MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith served as chief resident and has been on the faculty since graduating in 1997. He spent his first several years on the faculty as Assistant Residency Director while developing clinical programs in suburban and rural Eastern Colorado, and developing the University’s Wilderness Medicine elective. He then completed a research fellowship at the University of Colorado. Dr. Smith has served as Assistant Director of CaReNet, one of the nation’s premier practice based research networks. He is now the founding director of BIGHORN, a new PBRN focusing on the diverse universe of private practice. Dr. Smith directs the University of Colorado’s efforts with the Family Physicians Inquiries Network (FPIN), is an Assistant Editor for that organization and for the Clinical Inquiries feature at the Journal of Family Practice, and holds several leadership positions within FPIN. In addition, Dr. Smith has started a collaborative program to integrate primary care and advanced point-of-care testing into Dept. of Psychiatry’s clinical sites. When not at work, he can be found spending time with his wife Pauline and their two children, flailing on his guitar at Swallow Hill Folk Center, fly fishing, or dropping a knee and earning his tele turns.