Dustin Thomas Smith, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine


Dr. Smith is an academic hospitalist and an assistant director for education in the Emory Division of Hospital Medicine and an assistant professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. 

In 2013, Dr. Smith was awarded the Emory Department of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators TEACH 12 Award and also was inducted into the third class of the Academy of Medical Educators.  Additionally, Dr. Smith has received awards for service (at the VA), education, and mentorship by the Division of Hospital Medicine.  In the Emory Department of Medicine, he serves on the Core Competency Intervention Committee and is a core faculty member for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency program. 

Dr. Smith is the course director for Emory Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds, chair of the Emory Division of Medicine Education Council, as well as co-director for the annual Southern Hospital Medicine Conference since 2012.  He has served as a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Annual Meeting Committee and the Society of General Internal Medicine’s Academic Hospitalist Task Force since 2012. 

Dr. Smith is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine.  He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco, with distinction in the Primary Medical Education (PRIME) Program where he also was awarded the G. Thomas Evans Teaching Award as a resident.  His interests include medical education, evidence-based medicine, and various topics in cardiology for which he has several peer-reviewed publications as well as local, regional, and national presentations.