Dr. Smith received his M.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He performed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at Harvard’s Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA. His Rheumatology fellowship was obtained at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA. Dr. Smith is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the UNC School of Medicine and is a past president of the North Carolina Rheumatology Association. He is the rheumatology subspecialty education coordinator for both the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Internal Medicine and Family Practice Residencies, and directs the Western North Carolina Rheumatology Journal Club. He is married and has two adult children, and his passions are outdoor activities, including running, biking, kayaking, hiking, snow skiing and camping. He sees adults and children of all ages.