A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN

Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Neurology

Chief, Neuromuscular Division

Research Interests

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


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Anesthesiology - Adjunct Associate Professor, Neurology - Professor, Population Health Sciences - Adjunct Professor
  • 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 Information

  • 801-581-8960
  • School of Medicine
    30 N 1900 E, Room: 3R 242A
    Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

A. Gordon Smith, MD, FAAN, is Professor of Neurology and director of the Jack H. Petajan EMG Laboratory and the Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory. Smith is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Mayo Medical School. He completed neurology residency and a neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Michigan. His research team focuses on peripheral neuropathy in diabetes and obesity. He has a particular interest in biomarker development and novel clinical trial design in neuromuscular disorders and peripheral neuropathy and has longstanding and ongoing NIH and major foundation funding. He is principal investigator of the Utah Regional site in the NINDS funded Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials. He has led or participated in numerous clinical trials in neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Smith serves on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Neurology and is Chair of the Education Committee and Editor of NeuroLearn. He is also Secretary and a member of the American Brain Foundation Board of Trustees. Dr. Smith is active in the Peripheral Nerve Society, where he is a former member of the board of directors.

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 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.