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Stephen M. Smith M.B., B.S., Ph.D.

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    • Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine School of Medicine
    • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences School of Medicine

Stephen Smith is a professor in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He was born in Nottingham, UK. He attended college at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and received a medical degree and Ph.D. Following residency training in internal medicine, which included working at the Brompton, Hammersmith, National and Guy's Hospitals in London, he completed fellowship training in intensive care medicine at Guy's Hospital in London and at the Royal Prince Alfred and Royal North Shore Hospitals in Sydney, Australia.

In 1996, Smith began working as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. He joined the faculty at OHSU in 2000. He attends in the cardiac-surgical and medical intensive care units. His laboratory employs electrophysiological and imaging techniques to investigate neuronal signaling. This work addresses questions such as how does the brain regulate autonomic function and do presynaptic homeostatic pathways contribute to neuronal toxicity during acute brain dysfunction. He is also a member of the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

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  • Residency:

    • Medical-Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1990-91
  • Fellowship:

    • Intensive care-Guy`s Hospital, 1993-94
  • Certifications:

    • Foundation fellow College of Intensive Care Medicine

Memberships and associations

  • Foundation fellow of the joint faculty of intensive care medicine, 2002

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