United States of America

Ken Brummel-Smith, MD is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geriatrics at the Florida State University College of Medicine. He founded and served as chair of the Department of Geriatrics from 2003 until 2015. He has been selected 16 times by his peers as a member of the “Best Doctors in America.” He was a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging for the National Institute on Aging and a Health and Aging Policy Fellow with the Senate Special Committee on Aging in Washington DC. He is a past-president of the American Geriatrics Society. He served on the Aging, Disability and Independence Forum of the National Academy of Medicine. He is the medical director of Florida Association of Homes for the Aged.

He graduated from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, did a residency in family medicine, and a fellowship at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. He retired from FSU in 2017 and is enjoying playing pickleball and hiking. He is very interested in community service, serving as the president of the Mt. Shasta Rotary Club, Board of Directors for the Mt. Shasta Recreation and Parks District, and is the USAPA Pickleball Ambassador for Siskiyou County. He continues to provide community education on health issues and consulting to medical schools on ethics, geriatrics and COVID. For 16 years he has served as the organizer of the annual medical mission trip to Filipinas, Panama for FSUCares.