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David L. Smith, M.D.

Dr. David L. Smith was born in Oxford, Mississippi, and spent his early years in Coffeeville, Mississippi. His father was a land appraiser and did much of the work in appraising land for the Grenada Lake Dam project.

Dr. Smith spent his junior high and high school years in Texarkana, Arkansas, but returned to spend the summers in Coffeeville. He attended Ole Miss as a University Scholar. Completing his undergraduate requirements, he then attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine for two years and then transferred to Duke where he obtained his M.D. degree. He completed his house officer work and Infectious Disease fellowship at Duke. During that time he was also a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar.

Dr. Smith served on the faculties of several medical schools, most recently as Professor of Medicine at UMC. He established community-based infectious disease programs in both Oklahoma and Kansas City. He built one of the largest infectious disease consultative groups in the country in Kansas City, which was unique for its combination of patient care, research and education. Dr. Smith was twice President of the Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society, the oldest private postgraduate medical education organization west of the Mississippi.

He has published extensively and has conducted more than 300 research studies. He is listed in Best Doctors in the United States and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the Infectious Disease Society of America.

Dr. Smith guided and developed the community-based Infectious Disease Program at UMC for River Oaks and Rankin from July 2004 through July 2006 Prior to joining the Center of Infectious Disease Excellence at River Oaks.

To view Dr. David Smith’s Curriculum Vita, click here

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