Kristofer Smith

Kristofer Smith, MD

Senior Vice President, Population Health Clinical Transformation
Northwell Health

As senior vice president, population health clinical transformation, Kristofer Smith, MD, provides clinical and strategic leadership for all of Northwell’s population health activities. He also oversees the health system’s care management organization, Northwell Health Solutions.

Prior to these roles, he led system-wide care continuum initiatives in the post-acute setting as medical director for Post-Acute Services and he served as the chief medical officer for CareConnect, Northwell’s former health insurance company. He joined Northwell after serving as an assistant professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and as assistant program director of its Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Dr. Smith is board certified in internal medicine, as well as hospice and palliative care. He maintains an active clinical practice as a house call physician in Northwell’s nationally recognized home-based primary care program.

An associate professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, Dr. Smith has published papers on advanced care models for the frail elderly and has been a co-investigator on a number of grants investigating the outcomes of high-intensity primary care programs. He has been invited to give regional and national talks on health policy, the frail elderly and the intersection of payment reform and clinical redesign.

Dr. Smith has worked with regional and national associations such as the Greater New York Hospital Association, American College of Physicians, Center to Advance Palliative Care, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and American Academy of Home Care Medicine on health care reform. He is on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, and an executive sponsor for a number of governmental demonstration projects, including Medicare’s Independence at Home, Bundled Payment for Care Improvement and the New York State Health Home.

Dr. Smith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Princeton University and he received a Master of Public Policy in health policy from Harvard University’s JFK School of Government. He received his Medical Degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.


Breakout Session III – Helping the Field Implement Medicare’s New Serious Illness Models

Presented by Eric DeJonge, MD, Kristofer Smith, MD, Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, RN at 7:30 AM on Friday, October 11th.

The new Medicare Serious Illness models provide the best opportunity in years for programs and providers to receive payment for the full range of services they provide. This session will present the experience of current providers and those applying to participate in the model. Attendees will learn what implementing the model involves so as to…