Gary A. Smith, MD, DrPH

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Dr. Gary Smith is a Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at The Ohio State University. He is founder and director of the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Smith is board certified in the specialties of pediatrics and general preventive medicine and public health, and in the subspecialty of pediatric emergency medicine. In addition to his clinical training, he holds MPH and DrPH degrees from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Smith has been an active researcher in the field of injury for more than 25 years.

He is immediate past chairperson of the national Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention (COIVPP) of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), having served on the Committee for 10 years. He also served as chairperson of the COIVPP of the Ohio Chapter of the AAP for 10 years and chairperson of the Ohio Commission on the Prevention of Injury during its existence from 2001-2003. From 2003-2006, he was a member of the Initial Review Group (research study section) for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

He has published more than 100 injury-related articles in peer-reviewed journals, was on the editorial board of Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine for six years and is currently on the editorial board of Pediatrics. Among other awards, he was honored by the Ohio AAP as the Ohio Pediatrician of the Year in 2003, and by national Section on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention of the AAP with the Fellow Achievement Award in 2006. He was named as the first recipient of the Dimon R. McFerson Endowed Chair in Injury Research in 2007. His research focuses on injuries to children and adolescents, including motor vehicle-related injuries, consumer product-related injuries and home safety.

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Education

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 09/11/1990

Board Certifications
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Public Health General Preventive Medicine
Fellowship Children's Mercy Hospital and Clinics Date Completed: 06/30/1990
Residency Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Date Completed: 06/30/1982
Internship Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Date Completed: 06/30/1980
Medical School University of Southern California Date Completed: 06/30/1979
Professional Experience

1999 - Present Center for Injury Research and Policy, The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH Director

1998 - Present Department of Pediatrics (with joint faculty appointments in the Division of Epidemiology and Biometrics, School of Public Health, and in the Department of Emergency Medicine), The Ohio State Univer Professor

1993 - Present Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Director

1993 - Present Division of International Health, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Director

1992 - Present Nationwide Children's Hospital Active Staff

1997 - 1998 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine Director

1992 - 1998 Trauma Program, Children's Hospital (Columbus, OH) Associate Director

1990 - 1996 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health Director

1988 - 1990 Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, The University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine Instructor

1988 - 1990 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program, Children's Mercy Hospital Fellow

1983 - 1988 Department of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Instructor

1985 - 1986 Preventive Medicine Program, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health Chief Resident

1983 - 1985 Department of Preventive Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health Resident

1979 - 1982 Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Intern/Resident

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