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

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Pulmonary Medicine
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Critical Care
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Stephen Smith is a Professor in the Division of Pulmonary & 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 & Pharmacology.

Professional Education

  • Degree:
    M.B., B.S.:University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 1990
  • Residency:

    Medical-Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1990-91; Surgery-Whipps Cross Hospital, Leytonstone, 1991; Cardiology-Royal Brompton National Heart and Lung Hospital, 1991-92; Gastroenterology and Hematology and General Medicine-Hammersmith Hospital, 1992; Neurology-Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy and Queen`s Square, The National Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery, 1992-93; Intensive Care-Guy`s Hospital, 1993

  • Fellowships:

    Intensive Care-Guy`s Hospital, 1993-94 ; Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, 1995-96; Royal North Shore Hospital, 1996;
    Research-Lucille Packard Children`s Hospital at Standford University, CA

  • Certifications:

    Foundation Fellow College of Intensive Care Medicine
    UK Specialist Register
    Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians
    Member of Royal College of Physicians, UK


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