Emily L. Smith, MD
Emily L. Smith, MD ’68, is an assistant professor of radiology at Washington University School of Medicine’s Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. Smith is known as an outstanding diagnostic radiologist whose generosity and service to the School of Medicine have made an important and lasting impact.
Smith earned her undergraduate degree in zoology in 1964 from Washington University. She received her medical degree from the same institution in 1968 as just one of eight women in a class of 88 individuals. She continued her medical training with a rotating internship at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and a radiology residency at Washington University. She joined the Washington University faculty in 1972 as an instructor in radiology and became an assistant professor in 1975.
Early in her career, she served as director of radiological services at Queeny Tower, performing a variety of X-ray and gastrointestinal studies. Her specialty evolved into bone and joint X-rays, assessing broken bones, arthritic joints, and postsurgical knee and hip replacements.
In addition to her reputation as an excellent and dedicated radiologist, Smith is well-known for her generous support and fundraising efforts on behalf of the School of Medicine. She has been a loyal supporter of scholarship programs at the school, paying forward the scholarship support she received as an undergraduate and medical student at Washington University. She is an Eliot Society Patron and has led the School of Medicine’s Annual Fund as volunteer chair for a record-setting 14 years. She has chaired the Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association executive committee since 1993.
Smith is a member of several professional scientific societies as well as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha. She was an honoree of the Washington University Distinguished Alumni Scholarship program in 2008.
The Washington University Medical Center Alumni Association is pleased to present its Alumni/Faculty Award to Dr. Smith.