Dr. Smith's Bio

Dr. Smith is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He pursued clinical training in adult psychiatry at the University of Virginia and child and adolescent psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Mclean Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. During his training, Dr. Smith obtained subspecialty training in consult-
liaison psychiatry, neuromodulation, and autism spectrum disorders at the Massachusetts General Hospital Bressler Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders and Lurie Center. In 2021, he joined the faculty at Vanderbilt to grow and develop clinical and research services in child psychiatry and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Smith’s primary research interest is in bridging the gap between clinical trial research and clinical care. His specific areas of interest include use of transcranial magnetic stimulation in autism, catatonia in neurodevelopmental conditions, consult-liaison psychiatry in children’s hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy. Dr. Smith serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many well known medical journals.

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