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About the School

Charles Kent Smith, MD

Charles Kent Smith, MD

Charles Kent Smith, MD, has been the Dean of the David Satcher Society since 2008. From 1992-1995, he served as Chair of the Committee on Medical Education and, in 1995, he became the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Medicine, serving in that capacity until 2002. He joined Case Western Reserve University in 1988 as the Dorothy Jones Weatherhead Professor and chairman of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. 

 Dr. Smith is an Iowa native. He earned his undergraduate, masters degree, and medical degree from Northwestern University. Dr. Smith’s postgraduate training was completed at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and at the University of Washington, Seattle. After the first two years of his Internal Medicine residency training at Michigan, he served in the Air Force at Wilford Hospital in San Antonio, Texas before finishing his training at the University of Michigan.  Additionally, he completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of Washington.

 After a locum tenens in Wrangell, Alaska, Dr. Smith joined the Family Medicine Department at the University of Washington where he eventually became Vice Chairman and a professor of Family Medicine. He later spent four years as a professor and Chairman of Family and Community Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School.  

 Dr. Smith has been recognized for his teaching excellence.  He received the Kaiser-Permanente Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2007 and was elected by the students to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2008.

 Dr. Smith is certified by the American Board of Family Practice and the American Board of Internal Medicine.