Susan S. Smyth, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Medicine
Executive Vice Chancellor, UAMS
Dr. Susan Smyth is a nationally known cardiologist and translational scientist with extensive clinical, research and academic leadership experience. She began serving as UAMS executive vice chancellor and College of Medicine dean in June 2021.
Dr. Smyth was recruited to UAMS from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where she had served as the Jeff Gill Professor of Cardiology, chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of the Gill Heart and Vascular Institute since 2011. Among many other leadership posts during her 15 years at Kentucky, she was senior associate director of the Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science in 2015-2021 and director of the M.D./Ph.D. dual degree program in 2008-2019. Since 2006, Dr. Smyth has served as a cardiologist and funded investigator for the VA Health Care System.
She has lent her expertise and service to numerous national scientific panels and professional organizations. Dr. Smyth is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and past president of the Association of University Cardiologists. She is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC) and Fellow of the American Heart Association, and has served in leadership roles in both organizations.
Dr. Smyth graduated summa cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, with a bachelor of arts in biology, before earning her doctorate in pharmacology and medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She completed her residency in internal medicine, including a year as chief resident, at University Medical Center in Stony Brook, New York. She continued her training with cardiology fellowships at Mount Sinai Medical School in New York and the University of North Carolina, where she joined the faculty in 2001. Dr. Smyth was recruited to the University of Kentucky in 2006.
Contact Dr. Smyth: SSmyth@uams.edu