A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN

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A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, is professor of neurology and vice chair for research at the University of Utah, where he also serves as chief of the division of neuromuscular medicine and director of the Jack H. Petajan EMG Laboratory. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Mayo Medical School. He completed his neurology residency and a neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Smith's research team focuses on peripheral neuropathy in diabetes and obesity. He has a particular interest in biomarker development and novel clinical trial design in peripheral neuropathy and longstanding and ongoing NIH and major foundation funding. He is principal investigator of the Utah Regional site in the NINDS-funded Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. He has led or participated in numerous clinical trials in neuromuscular disorders.

Smith serves as chair of the Education Committee and is a member of the American Brain Foundation Board of Trustees. He previously chaired the Distance Learning Subcommittee and was the Education Editor of He also serves as editor for NeuroLearnSM. Smith is active in the Peripheral Nerve Society, where he is a former member of the board of directors.

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