Alyson Smith, MD

Medical Director


Dr. Smith joined Kaiser Permanente as a primary care physician after spending three years as a teaching clinician for new resident physicians in Vancouver, Washington. She is passionate about clinical education and driving patient-centered, evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Smith completed her fellowship in addiction medicine with Oregon Health and Science University and is waivered to provide medication-based treatment to patients with opioid use disorder. She also specializes in family medicine, prenatal and pediatric care.

Previously, Dr, Smith worked in a community health center involving both outpatient care as the lead clinician in a homeless clinic in Boise,and inpatient care, including OB and ICU.

Dr. Smith believes all people deserve excellent care, a personal relationship with a provider, and attention to all aspects of healthcare; especially mental health, preventive medicine, and evidence-based care for chronic diseases.

Education & Training

  • UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Medical Degree
  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine
  • Fellowship, Addiction Medicine - OHSU
  • Swedish Family Medicine - Family Medicine Resident, Seattle, WA


  1. Non-opioid Pain Managementlecture for the Oregon Chronic Pain ECHO
  2. Passini, Marco A., Watson, Deborah J., Vite, Charles H., Feigenbaum, Alyson L., Wolfe, John H.2003. Intraventricular Brain Injection of Adeno-Associated Virus Type 1 (AAV1) in Neonatal Mice Results in Complementary Patterns of Neuronal Transduction to AAV2 and Total Long-Term Correction of Storage Lesions in the Brains of ß-Glucuronidase-Deficient Mice.Journal of Virology 77 (12): 7034-7040