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Mikel D. Smith, MD, FACC

Medical Director, Echo Lab
| 4.90 out of 5
24 ratings | 3 comments
Mikel D. Smith, MD, FACC
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Specialties

  • Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging
  • About

    Mikel D. Smith teachingMikel D. Smith has been the Director of the Adult Echocardiography Laboratory at the Gill Heart Institute since 1988. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Sonographer Training Program at St. Catharine College in Springfield, Ky. He is a Professor of Internal Medicine at the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital and has been with the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine since 1982.

    Smith received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his residency in medicine and fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.

    Smith has received a number of honors, including the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Kentucky as well as the Outstanding Teacher Award for Kentucky from the American College of Physicians, and has received Master Teacher Awards in all five categories at the University of Kentucky. In June 2014, he was given the Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award- a national honor for teaching given by the American Society of Echocardiography. Smith has written 15 book chapters and authored over 200 papers and abstracts.

    Smith served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Echocardiography and the editorial board for the Journal of the American Society of Echo. In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, he was elected a Fellow in the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology, and is board certified in both Nuclear Cardiology and Echocardiography.

    Faculty Rank

    Alberto Mazzoleni Professor of Cardiology
    Professor of Medicine

    Degree

    University of Kentucky College of Medicine

    Residency

    Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond

    Fellowship

    Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, Richmond

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Internal Medicine

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Echocardiography

    Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

  • Ratings & Reviews

    | 4.90 out of 5
    24 ratings |3 comments

    The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

    July, 2019
    Very good.

    May, 2019
    *Dr. Mikel Smith is really a very good heart doctor, he really care, for his pts.

    December, 2018
    *Dr. Smith is a very caring dr. I can understand him. If it wasn't for *Dr. Smith and medical team I wouldn't be here today. *Dr. Smith SAVED my life.

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  • Awards

    Richard Popp Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014, American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)