Dale C. Smith, Ph.D.

Dale C. Smith, Ph.D.

Name: Dale C. Smith, Ph.D.

Department of Primary Appointment: Military & Emergency Medicine
Position: USU Faculty
Title: Professor of Military Medicine & History

Email: dale.smith@usuhs.edu (link sends e-mail)
Office Phone: (301) 295-3168


Dale C. Smith, PhD is Professor of Military Medicine & History He serves as Associate Chair, Military Medical History and Chair, MEM Committee on Appointments Promotion &Tenure in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine. In 1979 he received his Ph.D. in the History of Medicine from the University of Minnesota under the direction of Professor Leonard G. Wilson.  From that time until he moved to the Uniformed Services University in 1982, he was on the Faculty of the University of Minnesota.  He is the author of numerous papers on medical history. His critical edition of William Budd's Essay on the Causes of Fevers was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 1984.  His most recent book is a centennial history of the American Gastroenterological Association (1999).  Dr. Smith is active within the historical profession, having served as chairman of the program committee (1984) of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM), as a member of the NIH Special Study Section on the History of the Life Sciences on two occasions, as a member of the Council of the AAHM, as Associate Editor of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, on the editorial board of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine and as the editor of the AAHM NewsLetter.  In 1987 he received the Laurance D. Redway Award for Excellence in Medical Writing.  He has been honored with the USU University Medal for his commitment to the academic life of the university and by the medical students with the honor of being named the Outstanding Civilian Educator in 2005. From 2006 until 2013 he served as the Senior Vice President of the USU. His professional interests include the history of medical education, the history of infectious diseases, the history of surgery, and the problems of patient evacuation in military operations.

Lead Activities:
Director, Military and Medical History