Charles W. Smith, M.D.

Charles W. Smith, M.D is a board certified family physician with over 30 years of experience in practice.

He is the executive associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and is professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine where he has served since 1989.

He has served as a national leader in family medicine, as deputy editor of the American Family Physician, a national journal for family physicians, and has also served as the president of the American Board of Family Medicine, which is the national certifying body for family physicians.

He is author of numerous medical journal articles and is co-author of a medical textbook, The Handbook of Family Practice. He is currently Editor in Chief of the Journal of Participatory Medicine, an online peer-reviewed journal. He continues to conduct an active practice, teaches students and residents.  He also founded and serves as a physician in the UAMS Diagnostic Clinic.

Dr. Smith completed medical school and residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC.  He came to Little Rock in 1989 to assume his current position at UAMS.

Professional Certifications and Education

  • Family Practice, 1978; 1991; 1998; 2005
  • Residency: University of North Carolina
  • University: M.D. DEGREE: University of North Carolina, 1974


  • Family Medicine
  • Diagnostic Medicine

Conditions/Diseases Treated

UAMS doctors treat a broad range of conditions some of which may not be listed below.

  • Exercise
  • Primary Care
  • Blood Pressure, High/Elevated

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Clinic Location

Type of Doctor

  • For Adults, Children & Adolescents

Hospital Affiliations

  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Academic Appointment

  • Professor; Executive Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, UAMS College of Medicine
    Department: Family and Preventive Medicine

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