Tom Smith, professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, was named one of the 30 most influential leaders in hospice and palliative medicine, the medical specialty focused on relieving suffering and improving quality of life for people with serious illnesses.

In celebration of 30 years serving the profession, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) asked its 5,000 members to nominate leaders in the field. They then asked members to vote for the top 10 among the 142 nominated.

Tom is one of 30 physicians, nurses and researchers recognized by peers for the important role he played in advancing the medical specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

More information on the Visionaries project, including the list of 30 Visionaries can be found on the Academy’s website www.aahpm.org.

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