- Cutaneous Innervation
- Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG)
- Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
- Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
Board Certification and Academic Information
||Neurology - Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor
||American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Neuromuscular Medicine)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Dr. A. Gordon Smith is Chief of the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine and Director of the Peripheral Neuropathy Study Group and Cutaneous Innervation Laboratory at the University of Utah. He went to medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota where he worked in Dr. Anthony Windebank’s laboratory studying chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. He then completed a Neurology Residency and Neuromuscular Fellowship at the University of Michigan with Dr. Eva Feldman and Dr. James Albers.
His area of interest is neuromuscular disease, particularly disorders of the peripheral nervous system. His research focuses on the relationship between obesity and pre-diabetes and peripheral neuropathy, including endpoint development and validation of novel clinical trial methodology. His laboratory has helped developed skin biopsy as a reproducible diagnostic and research tool for peripheral neuropathy, and the Cutaneous Innervation Laboratory collaborates with academic and Industry investigators interested in using this technique in their research. His group has funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA).
Dr. Smith serves in a number of leadership positions nationally and internationally in the American Academy of Neurology, where he Chairs the Distance Learning Subcommittee and sits on the Education Committee, the American Neurological Association and the Peripheral Nerve Society where he served as an elected member of the Board of Directors. He has served on peer grant review groups internationally, including those for NIH, the ADA and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Dr. Smith is the Co-Principle Investigator of the University of Utah’s site in the NIH funded Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT).