Michael Smith, MD
Rush Epilepsy Center
Michael C. Smith, MD, is the director of the Rush Epilepsy Center, professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences and senior attending neurologist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. Smith teaches at Rush Medical College and is involved in both clinical and basic research in epilepsy. His research interests include the study and prevention of epileptogenesis and the development of new surgical and diagnostic techniques for the treatment of patients with epilepsy. In addition to adult epilepsy, Smith is also interested in pediatric epilepsy and its effect on brain function development. His clinical practice focuses on all aspects of epilepsy. Smith is committed to improving the lives of patients with epilepsy and investigating new avenues of treatment and research.
A visiting professor at the epilepsy minifellowship at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem in North Carolina, Smith frequently lectures at academic medical centers and national meetings. He is the author of more than 35 papers and book chapters focusing on epilepsy. He is the recipient of Dartmouth’s Thomas P. Almy resident of the year award, the Alpha Omega Alpha Society award and the Nathan Smith Davis award for teaching excellence. Smith is actively involved in a number of epilepsy groups and is a board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, and J. Kiffin Penry’s Epilepsy Minifellowship Program. He is also a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, the American EEG Society, the American Epilepsy Society, the American Society of Neurologic Investigation, the Chicago Neurological Society and the New York Academy of Sciences.
Smith completed an internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, a residency at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a fellowship at Rush Medical College, also in Chicago. He also served in the National Health and Services Corps.