• J. Kevin Smith, M.D., Ph.D. did his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan, followed by medical school and graduate school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and The University of Kentucky. After completing his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship in Abdominal imaging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he joined the faculty in the abdominal imaging section.

    Dr. Smith directs activities at the adjacent Birmingham VA Hospital where he is the chief of the diagnostic radiology service. He is a four-time recipient of the Gary Barnes Distinguished Faculty award for excellence in resident education. Residents appreciate his willingness to help out and teach above and beyond the call of duty. He was the creator and webmaster of the original UAB Radiology Web site, which included one of the first on-line teaching files in America.
  • Selected Publications


    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 Inference and ontologies.  167-199. 2014
    2012 Hate crime: An emergent research Agenda.  27-48. 2012
    2008 Potential Implications of the Canadian Species at Risk Act on Oil and Gas Companies.  515-519. 2008

    Research Overview

  • Research interests lie in minimally invasive cancer therapy, Dual energy CT, non-invasive vascular imaging, computers in medicine, and medical education.
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physiology, University of Kentucky 1989
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky 1988
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1990
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1994
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1994
  • Full Name

  • J. Kevin Smith