Claire Smith, M.D., and Hussein Assi, M.D., Accept Offers To Join Section Faculty

We are happy to announce that Claire Smith, MD, and Hussein Assi, MD, have accepted offers to join our section.

Dr. Smith will be joining our section as a hospitalist after completing her first year of fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University this summer. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington and her medical degree from Duke University, where she also completed her residency. While at Duke, she was the recipient of several research awards and scholarships, and recently published a study examining national trends in end of life care at the Veterans Health Administration. Following her work as a hospitalist in our section, Dr. Smith will be joining our fellowship program as a second year fellow in July, 2021.
 
Dr. Assi is currently completing his fellowship at the University of Oklahoma, where he is serving as Chief Fellow. He completed his undergraduate studies and medical training at the American University of Beirut prior to moving to the United States and completing his residency at Albany Medical Center. During his training he authored or co-authored 15 original publications and 2 book chapters, and has already presented his work at several national meetings. Dr. Assi will be joining our gastrointestinal oncology group, with a goal of further expanding our neuroendocrine tumor program.

We are excited to welcome Drs. Smith and Assi to our section!