A. Gordon Smith, MD

Gordon Smith

Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, is Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair for Research at the University of Utah, where he also serves as Chief of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine and director of the Jack H. Petajan EMG Laboratory and the Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Mayo Medical School. He completed neurology residency and a neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Michigan. His research team focuses on peripheral neuropathy in diabetes and obesity. He has a particular interest in biomarker development and novel clinical trial design in neuromuscular disorders and peripheral neuropathy and has longstanding and ongoing NIH and major foundation funding. He is principal investigator of the Utah Regional site in the NINDS funded Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. He has led or participated in numerous clinical trials in neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Smith serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Neurology and is Chair of the Education Committee and Editor of NeuroLearn. He is also Secretary and a member of the American Brain Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Smith is active in the Peripheral Nerve Society, where he is a former member of the board of directors.