Allen Smith, MD, MS

Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital Physician's Organization

Allen Smith is president of the Brigham and Women’s Physicians Organization (BWPO), a faculty practice plan for over 1700 physicians.  He has been in this position since 2007 and his chief responsibilities include leadership of overall BWPO strategy and core functions.   This includes oversight of population management, network development, financial performance, community medicine, physician human resources and work life issues.  He is also involved in clinical strategic planning at BWH and Partners Healthcare, physician leadership development, contracting strategy, and health care policy. 

In this role he has helped develop and foster strong network relationships with community hospitals and physicians in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  He led the effort for BWPO to acquire Harbor Medical Associates, a 72 physician multi-specialty group practice in March, 2015.  He has also served as a principal in the establishment of an integrated, multi-disciplinary cancer involving Dana Farber Cancer Institute, South Shore Hospital and BWPO/BWH. 
From 2004 to 2007, Allen was Chief Medical Officer of BWPO, in which he led contracting, pay for performance programs and was involved in network development and leadership development.  Previously, he served as Assistant Vice-President for Strategy and Business Planning at Tufts Health Plan from 2001 to 2004 and, from 1999 to 2001, he was medical director for Secure Horizons, Tufts Health Plan for Seniors, the largest Medicare Advantage program in New England.   

Allen began his medical career as a primary care physician at North Shore Medical Center, where he practiced for nearly 10 years and served as medical director of Lynnfield Medical Associates in Peabody, MA.

Allen has also had a long interest in end of life care and hospice services.   Since 1999, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, serving as Chairman from 2006 to 2009 and from 2014 to 2015.

He has a BA from Dartmouth College, graduating magna cum laude, an MD from University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a Masters in Science in Health Administration and Population Health from University of Wisconsin in Madison.   He is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School.