Northeast Ohio Medical University
Dr. Doug Smith completed his Medical Degree at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and his Internship and Residency in General Psychiatry at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where he served as the Outpatient Chief Resident in his final year. He then completed a Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry through a combined program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. For over 10 years he served in the role of Medical Director for 3 Northcoast Behavioral Healthcare inpatient and 3 outpatient sites until 4/30/12. Since 5/1/12, he has served as the Medical Director for the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board. During the past 24 years in Ohio Dr. Smith has been involved academically, serving as Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toledo and at the UHHS-Case School of Medicine. In 2012 he additionally joined the Psychiatry Faculty at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where he is a full Professor of Psychiatry, the Director of Community Psychiatry, the Medical Director of the ECHO Superhub, and Co-Director of the Integrated Community Psychiatry and Primary Care Fellowship (when funded). From November 2019 through August 2020 Dr. Smith served as Interim Chair of the NEOMED Department of Psychiatry. He has given more than 200 presentations to a wide range of professionals, students, and the public at many venues in Ohio and at regional and national meetings. He has lectured in London, England at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. He has co-authored more than 20 publications. Dr. Smith has continued be active at the state level for many years. Most recently, since 2015, he has been serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of NAMI Ohio. Since 2017 he has also been serving on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Health Information Partnership (OHIP). At the National level, the American Psychiatric Association elevated him to their highest level, a Distinguished Life Fellow, early in 2022. Dr. Smith is Board-certified in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry and, outside of his public service job, has a part-time forensic psychiatric practice completing civil and criminal forensic psychiatric evaluations.
Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health
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