J. Keith Smith

Interim Chair Professor of Radiology


Medical School: Louisiana State University – Shreveport, LA
Residency: University of TX Health Sciences Center – Houston, TX
Fellowship: University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Smith was appointed Interim Chair in September 2019. Dr. Smith’s prior departmental leadership roles include Executive Vice Chair (2018-2019); Director of Clinical Faculty Development (2018-2019); Vice Chair of Diagnostic Services (2015-2018); Director of Clinical Research (2015-2018); and Vice Chair of Clinical Research (2011-2015).

Dr. Smith completed a two-year Neuroradiology fellowship in 1995 and returned as a faculty member in 1998. He holds a Ph.D. in physiology from Louisiana State University, and his areas of research interest are physiologic imaging and brain tumors. He is board-certified in Diagnostic Radiology and Neuroradiology.


  • Dr. Smith’s publications are listed on ORCID.