About Dr. Timothy Smith
I want to do everything within my power to
help you achieve longevity and optimum health.
—Dr. Timothy Smith
Timothy J. Smith, M.D. has been studying and practicing alternative, nutritional, and conventional healing principles for more than 30 years. A 1970 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he completed his internship at the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and his residency at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He subsequently established a general family practice in Berkeley, California, where he integrates conventional medical practice with alternative modalities. Dr. Smith's current practice consists primarily of telephone consultations with patients around the world, specializing in difficult diagnoses and designing alternative treatment programs for a wide variety of medical conditions.
A longtime student and advocate of Chinese Traditional Medicine, Dr. Smith was instrumental in introducing acupuncture to the American medical community. In 1972, he founded the first publicly funded acupuncture clinic in the United States. In 1979, Dr. became a member of the first delegation of American physicians practicing Chinese Traditional Medicine to visit the People's Republic of China. Dr. Smith is a founding member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and past vice president of the American Acupuncture Association.
Recognizing that the same concepts that apply to healing are also effective for prevention, Dr. Smith shifted his focus to clinical applications of new research developments in molecular and cell biology. His emphasis on prescribing nontoxic, plant-based, (or phyto-) medicines signals a shift in the dominant medical paradigm. Phytomedicines--which encourage healing rather than masking symptoms--are rapidly replacing pharmacologic medicines. Based on these principles, in 1998 Dr. Smith's published Renewal: The Anti-Aging Revolution, a 600 page book presenting a program of diet, supplementation, and exercise for slowing and reversing the aging process and creating optimum health.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the American College for the Advancement of Medicine, and the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.
Dr. Smith resides in Sebastopol, California, with his wife, Dellie, and his two daughters.