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Cardiovascular Grand Rounds: Sidney C. Smith, Jr., MD, Professor of Medicine, UNC Division of Cardiology, presents “Evidence Based Medicine, Quality Improvement Programs and the Global Epidemic of Cardiovascular Disease”

May 23, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



Sidney C. Smith, Jr., M.D. is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. Dr Smith received his Medical Doctorate from Yale Medical School and completed his medical internship, residency, and cardiology fellowship at the Brigham Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Dr Smith is a past president of the American Heart Association (AHA) and has also served as the Chief Science Officer for the AHA. He chaired the ACC/AHA Task Force on Practice Guidelines, the ACC/AHA committee to revise PCI guidelines, the AHA/ACC Guidelines on Secondary Prevention for patients with atherosclerotic vascular disease and served on the ACC/AHA guideline committees for the management of acute myocardial infarction (STEMI), Blood Cholesterol, Risk Prediction, Lifestyle and Hypertension. Dr. Smith was Co-Chair of the ACC/AHA Bethesda Conference on Professionalism and Ethics.

Dr. Smith is a Past President of the World Heart Federation (WHF). He served as chair of the WHF Scientific Advisory Board and was Co-Chair of the Scientific Programs for the 2006 World Congress of Cardiology (WCC) in Barcelona, the 2008 WCC in Buenos Aires, the 2010 WCC in Beijing, and the 2012 WCC in Dubai. He served as Chair of the Executive Committee for the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health’s Integrated Guidelines for the prevention of cardiovascular disease.

Dr Smith has been elected to Fellow status for the American Heart Association, American College of Physicians, European Society of Cardiology, and Royal Society of Medicine. He is a Master Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

He has received the AHA’s Physician of the Year Award, Distinguished National Leadership Award, Gold Heart Award, Eugene Drake Award, Joseph Stokes Award in Preventive Cardiology, Council of Clinical Cardiology Distinguished Achievement Award, Chairman’s Award, the James Herrick Distinguished Clinician Award , and the Ron Haddock International Impact Award as well as the Brazilian Cardiology Society International Teaching Award. Dr. Smith is the recipient of the NHLBI/NIH Award of Special Recognition.

Dr. Smith has authored or co-authored more than 400 published papers and chapters and has served on the editorial boards for the Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Cardiology, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation and JAMA Cardiology. In 2017 he was noted on Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers, which recognizes the top 1 percent of researchers in their field. He has spoken about heart disease and stroke in interviews with CNN, CBS, and NBC, and is quoted widely by multiple national and international media. Yearly since 1998 Dr. Smith has been elected to Best Doctors in America.


May 23, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Barbara Reid-Mills
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