David E. Smith

David English Smith


Born: San Francisco, California

Academic Degrees

  • AB: Central College, Missouri 1941
  • MD: Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1944

Academic Positions

  • 1944 - 1955 Assistant, Instructor, Assistant Professor then Associate Professor of Pathology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 1955 - 1973 Professor of Pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1958-1973 Chairman, Department of Pathology, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • 1972-1973 Director, Cancer Center, University of Virginia
  • 1974 - 1975 Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
  • 1976 - 1980 Adjunct Professor of Pathology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1980 - 1985 Professor of Pathology, and Associate Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 985 - Adjunct Professor of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas


  • Barnes Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital and Affiliated Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri
  • University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
  • Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, New York
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Selected Career Highlights

  • Chairman, Pathology Test Committee, National Board of Medical Examiners (1965-1974), and Vice-president and Life-Trustee, American Board of Pathology (1973, 1974-) and member of a large number of other committees, societies, etc.

  • President of The Virginia Society for Pathology (1960), and the American Cancer Society/Virginia Division (1967-1969).

  • Co-Editor, Clinical Pathological Conference Reports (Case Reports of the Barnes Hospital monthly), American Journal of Medicine (1948-1955); Survey of Pathology in Medicine and Surgery (1965-1970).

  • Captain, Medical Corps, AUS; Chief Anatomic Pathology, Theater Laboratory, European Command 1946-1948.

  • Published on entities ranging from acute/subacute poisoning with antifreeze, nasal gliomas, subacute inclusion encephalitis, lesions secondary to Herpes simplex, and quantitative histochemistry.

  • Co-Editor (with F.K.Mostofi) of six IAP Monographs in Pathology (Peripheral Blood Vessels, Thyroid, Kidney, Connective Tissue, Lung, and Brain).

  • "After official retirement, contact with the teaching of residents and students has been, and continues to be a privilege and most rewarding personal experience."

  • Hobbies include: stamps, trains, guns, photography, clocks, wood working.


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