Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

64 Patient Ratings
59 Patient Comments

A. Gordon Smith, M.D.

Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Neurology

Chief, Neuromuscular Division

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

64 Patient Ratings
59 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


A. Gordon Smith, MD is Director of the University of Utah’s Peripheral Neuropathy Clinic and Cutaneous Innervation Laboratory. Dr. Smith’s research focuses on peripheral neuropathy associated with early diabetes and metabolic syndrome. He also serves on the board of the Peripheral Nerve Society, the primary international organization dedicated to developing new therapies for patients with peripheral nerve disease.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Dermatology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Neuromuscular
Board Certification American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Neuromuscular Medicine)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 16, 2016

I can't say enough great things about this experience.

February 27, 2016

I was hoping to hear that there might be a cause for my neuropathy that hadn't been explored and that it could be treated. Apparently the treatable causes had all been previously ruled out, though I was not specifically told so. I was enthusiastically enrolled in two research studies that might someday provide more encouragement to me or others so afflicted.

January 23, 2016

I love Dr. Johnson! She takes time to discuss problems with me, and makes sure I understand the solution

November 11, 2015


October 21, 2015

Always a very through , shown a lot of consideration

April 01, 2015

both doctors are willing to toward putting all of the puzzle pieces together! thank you.

February 19, 2015

He spent more time with me than I would have expected.

October 31, 2014

Our only regret is that we didn't see Dr. Smith & staff 3 months ago.

October 24, 2014

Very good

August 27, 2014

Dr. Smith and the others spent more time than expected, and was helpful about how we progress from here with regard to my illness.

August 20, 2014

The Dr. spent at least an hour talking with me and listened with an open ear.

August 08, 2014

Dr Smith was very professional, and knowledgeable. Gave me and my family (hope) in treating me.

June 27, 2014

It's was a great experience.

June 18, 2014


March 14, 2014

I have had this doc before & think she's excellent! I have a lot of confidence in her. She explains things & makes sure I understand everything.

March 14, 2014

Dr. A. Gordon Smith has been my care provider for 19 years, and my husband and I regard him as a friend. He is always friendly, informative, and seems personally invested and interested in my health concerns. I very much appreciate him.

March 01, 2014

they made me feel like I really mattered

February 01, 2014

Very good attention, information and service

December 29, 2013

The doctor seemed to be more concerned about getting me involved in a clinical trial than helping solve my health issue.

October 15, 2013

Dr. Gordon Smith is an outstanding doctor who worked very well with me.

October 14, 2013

dr smith is great, cory was great and the lady who scheduled my next appointment was good

September 30, 2013

I was happy with the discussion about my treatment and felt that the doctor listened to me.

September 09, 2013

Gordon was very nice and thorough

August 13, 2013

Dr. Smith was very rushed and only there long enough to complete the test. Tried asking him about our concerns with other causes of symptoms but he would not answer and didn't really explain the test other than the results "looked good" and referred us back to PCP.

June 26, 2013

Very good

June 21, 2013

Excellent patient relationship and explanation of disease.

June 09, 2013

Confidence and recommendation are tied to outcomes. Too early to evaluate outcomes after first visit.

May 29, 2013

He did not explain test results to well.

May 06, 2013

I would recommend Dr. Smith to anybody, he is extremely friendly and courteous. He makes you feel comfortable.

February 21, 2013

Dr. Smith covered all the bases in a very friendly and informative manner.

February 08, 2013

Dr Smith and Dr Kohl were Great as was Candy.

February 08, 2013

Perfect, thank you

January 28, 2013

Everything went well, the people were great

January 23, 2013


January 15, 2013

I know they are busy, however I felt they were just not too concerned about problems. symptoms does not fit anyone's box they think this is it, pass me on to the next doctor. I would like to definitively know.

January 08, 2013

I was very dissapointed in the care I recieved from my Physician. I was given to formal explanation of how my issue is to be resolved - none. Furthermore, he said the issue would "just go away". My Neuropathy has been nothing but progressive for the last 6 months and I have told him this repeatedly. I left the office feeling like I wasted my time, money, and felt like thier was no direction or further care directed. Very very dissapointed.

December 16, 2012

Top notch staff!

December 14, 2012

Totally impressed.

December 13, 2012

I truly enjoyed Dr. Smith. He treated me with total respect and was concerned about my situtation. It was great that we were able to joke around a bit, I really felt so comfortable with him. Sometimes doctors are stuffy and in a hurry, but I did not feel that way at all with Dr. Smith. GREAT Neurologist!!!

December 10, 2012

I was unclear as to whether I should see Dr Smith again.

November 10, 2012

I could not be more pleased with the care I have received at the University of Utah Medical Center and related clinics. I recommend your facility and care providers to everyone I speak with.

October 18, 2012

Dr. Gibson and Dr. Smith are excellent and I would absolutely recommend to anyone.

October 16, 2012

My care was excellent. Dr. Smith and staff did a great job in educating me about my medical issues.

October 15, 2012

Very caring

September 29, 2012

Very good.

July 06, 2012

I feel that everyone was attentive to Betty's new problem. They allowed us to use skype so my sister was also present at the visit.

July 06, 2012

Exceptional time spent reviewing issues. Would definitely recommend service to others.

June 01, 2012

I felt he was so rushed that I did not receive an adequate evaluation and had little time to converse. I am extremely disappointed with my visit.

May 15, 2012

I like my Dr. and trust him. he has always made good decisions when it comes to my condition.

May 15, 2012

This was the 1st time I felt completely confident in the ability of the doctor to help me.

May 15, 2012

I told Dr. Smith if he ever moved I would follow him. I have complete faith and trust in him and his care towards me.

May 08, 2012

Simply great people.

April 05, 2012

The experience was very good. I have Botox injections, and the botox is more effective when given by Dr, Smith rather than by a resident.

February 14, 2012

Did not connect with the assistant. Not sure he gave the dr the correct information I told him.

February 09, 2012

Dr. Smith was quite ill with a nasty cold. He was sniffling and blowing his nose and clearing his throat a lot. I was a little grossed out by that. He did gel and use gloves but I really think he should not have been at work. Other than that he was great as usual!!

February 07, 2012

My care provider seemed knowledgeable, and although she communicated in English very well, I think she lacked an understanding of of cultural nuances. Consequently, she seemed a little aloof.

February 01, 2012

I have not met with a doctor yet. I was there only to schedule an appointment.

February 01, 2012

He seemed hurried

January 31, 2012

The amount of time your staff spent with me was wonderful and as I have said before, you are the best.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Diabetes
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Obesity
  • Cutaneous Innervation
  • Clinical Neurophysiology (EMG)

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Professor
Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor
Dermatology - Adjunct Professor
Academic Divisions Neuromuscular
Board Certification American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Clinical Neurophysiology)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Sub: Neuromuscular Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-8960 School of Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

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).


Education History

Type School Degree
Other Training Johns Hopkins University
Cutaneous Innervation
Fellowship University of Michigan
Neuromuscular Fellowship
Residency University of Michigan
Internship University of Michigan
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical Mayo Medical School
Undergraduate University of Virginia
Other Training University of Utah Hospital School of Medicine
Physician Executive Course


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Smith AG, Marcus R (2012). Exercise for diabetic neuropathy: a toe in the therapeutic door. Neurology, 26(5), 2104-5.
  2. Malik R, Veves A, Tesfaye S, Smith AG, CameronN, Zochodne D, Lauria G on behalf of The Toronto Consensus Panel on Diabetic Neuropathy (2011). Small fiber neuropathy role in the diagnosis of DSPN. Diabetes Metab Res Rev, 27(7), 674-684.

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

    Keywords: Neuropathy, Cryptogenic Sensory Polyneuropathy, Pain, foot numbness, foot pain
    Status: Recruiting Principal Investigator: Gordon Smith

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