About

Stephen M. Smith M.B., B.S., Ph.D.

  • Director of Medical Critical Care, Portland VA Medical Center
  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine
  • Associate Fellowship Director in Charge of Critical Care Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, OHSU School of Medicine
  • Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, OHSU School of Medicine

Dr. Smith is the director of Medical Critical Care for the VA Portland Health Care System. Additionally, he serves as a professor of medicine and a critical care fellowship director at Oregon Health & Science University. He received his medical degree and PhD at the University of Newcastle in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. Upon completion of his medical residency in London, he was registered in intensive care at Guy's Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Dr. Smith performed postdoctoral research at the National Institute for Research in London and under Richard Tsien and Richard Scheller in the department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology at Stanford University. He joined OHSU in 2000 and the VAPORHCS in 2012.

Education:  University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, Ph.D., 1988; M.B.B.S., 1990

Internship: Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and Whipp's Cross Hospital, London, 1990-91

Residency: Medicine at the Brompton, Hammersmith, Queen’s Square, and Guy’s Hospitals

Fellowship: Intensive care at Guy's, Royal Prince Alfred, and Royal North Shore Hospitals 1993-97

Certifications: MRCP (UK), FRACP, FCICM