Dr. Smith graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he also completed his residency in anatomic pathology and a fellowship in renal pathology. He worked for two years as assistant professor of pathology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He then became a resident in clinical pathology at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Smith joined the department of pathology at DePaul Medical Center in 1982. He also works as a consultant in pathology for Lifenet Transplantation Services and previously served as its assistant medical director. He is board-certified by The American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology. Dr. Smith is a fellow member of the College of American Pathologists and a member of the Medical Society of Virginia, Virginia Society of Pathology and Tidewater Society of Pathology. His interests include clinical chemistry and cardiac pathology.