Dr. Dennis B. Smith has been a professor of neurology at the Oregon Health and Science University since 1994.
PORTLAND, OR, May 01, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Dennis B. Smith, MD, FACHE, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Smith celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Inspired to delve into medicine by a family physician who treated him when he was young, Dr. Smith attributes his academic success to his education at the Albany Academy in Albany, NY. Dr. Smith has been a professor of neurology at the Oregon Health and Science University since 1994. Prior to this appointment, he served the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, as an associate undersecretary for health from 1991 to 1994 and the director of the Oregon Epilepsy Program with Legacy Health Systems in Portland, OR, from 1986 to 1991. Dr. Smith began his career in 1965 as a resident and an instructor at Yale University, holding the position for five years.
Soon thereafter, Dr. Smith worked as an assistant professor at the University of Vermont for the following four years and an associate professor and a professor at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University for a decade. The former chief of staff of the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Hampton, VA, from 1984 to 1986, he also excelled as the associate dean of the Eastern Virginia Medical School during that time. Alongside his primary endeavors, Dr. Smith has found success a consultant at the National Center for Auditory Research in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Portland since 1997 and on the advisory board of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry since 2000.
The former director of the Office of Standards in Human Studies Research for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs from 1994 to 2000, Dr. Smith was appointed to the board of directors of the Epilepsy Association of Oregon from 1990 to 1991. Previously, he contributed to the professional advisory board and executive committee of the Epilepsy Foundation of America from 1987 to 1990. Likewise, Dr. Smith held the posts of a consultant and an advisor to the Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C., in 1994.
Certified by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, Dr. Smith has obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and Doctor of Medicine from the University at Albany. He is also the former president of the Southern Epilepsy and EEG Society, an executive board member for the American Epilepsy Society and the education chairman for the American Academy of Neurology, for which he is also a fellow. Likewise, Dr. Smith maintains affiliation with the American Neurological Association and the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Demonstrating versatility in his profession, Dr. Smith has authored myriad articles published in professional journals. The editor of several books, including "Undergraduate Neurol Education," "Epilepsy: Dx and Rx," and "Neurobehavioral Problems in Epilepsy," he is also a prolific and talented artist, specializing in oils, acrylics and mixed media paintings. Beginning to draw at the age of 5, he has since practiced with photographic realism and philosophical abstraction, inspired by fellow Portland artist John Harper.
Dr. Smith has three children and three grandchildren. He is married to Bonnie W. Smith, VP for the Neurosciences in The Providence Healthcare System.
As a testament to his profound success, Dr. Smith has been highlighted in several editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, and Who's Who in the World. However, he cites the crowning achievement of his career to be when he collaborated with mathematician Robert Sidman on EEG research, where they developed a formula for localizing the source of EEG potentials from a scalp recording. Their findings were later turned into a significant paper for his field of research.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Dr. Smith has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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