Patrick T. Smith Ph.D.

Patrick T. Smith Ph.D.

Teaching Faculty, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Associate Professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Patrick T. Smith Ph.D.

Patrick T. Smith, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Philosophical Theology and Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA. He was a Research Fellow in Medical Ethics at the Center for Bioethics (formerly the Division of Medical Ethics) through Harvard Medical School for the 2013–2015 academic years. Patrick holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He has specific interests in the areas of moral philosophy, religious and philosophical bioethics, end-of-life medical ethics, hospice palliative care and its interface with religion, spirituality, and health care ethics. Patrick was a research consultant for “A National Faith Community Atlas on End-of-Life Spiritual Care: Informing a Religious Community Educational Intervention to Address End-of-Life Cancer Disparities” project. He worked as the Ethics Coordinator for Angela Hospice Care Center in Livonia, MI. He has served on the Ethics Advisory Council for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, as a board member for the Hospice Palliative Care Association of Michigan, and on the Community Ethics Committee sponsored by the Harvard Ethics Leadership Group. He currently is a member of the Children's Hospital Boston Ethics Advisory Committee. Patrick has been involved in global education having taught courses and given lectures to medical professionals, educators, community leaders, and clergy in Kitwe, Zambia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and various regions in the West Indies.