Dr. James Smith is an Assistant Professor and Director of Male Reproductive Health at University of California San Francisco. He enrolled in the University of California’s Joint Medical Program, a partnership between Berkeley’s School of Public Health and San Francisco’s School of Medicine where he earned a master’s degree in health and medical science in 2000 and a medical degree in 2002. Smith completed his general surgery and urology training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, returning to the University of California, San Francisco as an Andrology Fellow in 2007.
In addition to his work related to fertility after cancer treatment in men, Smith also researches access to reproductive care and the barriers to treatment for infertile couples who are unable to afford care. Dr. Smith has collaborated for over 7 years with Dr. Katz, a fellow faculty member in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, exploring the high costs and disparities in access to reproductive care. Together, they have published manuscripts examining the utilization of reproductive care by couples seeking reproductive therapy, socioeconomic disparities in reproductive care, time costs of reproductive care, and out of pocket infertility costs.