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Susan S. Smyth, MD, PhD, FACC

Director, Gill Heart & Vascular Institute
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Jeff Gill Professor of Cardiology
  • About

    Susan Smyth received her medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill. She then completed fellowships at Mt. Sinai Medical School, New York, and University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Her clinical interests are in heart disease treatment and prevention, with a particular focus on disorders of blood clotting, such as cause heart attacks, strokes, lung and leg clots.

    Personal Statement

    As a physician scientist, I am particularly well prepared to consider how we apply the scientific method to alleviating pain and suffering, extending life and promoting health. The questions I ask are: “How can we apply the knowledge that we have today, and what are our gaps in terms of the things that we don't understand?” I want to find these answers so that we can improve heart and vascular health across the United States.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Medicine


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Medicine, Chapel Hill


    University Medical Center, Stony Brook, N.Y.


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill

    Mt. Sinai Medical School, New York

    Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

    Fellow, American Heart Association

  • Awards

    Board of Governors, American College of Cardiology

    Elected Councilor, Association of University Cardiologists

    Jeffrey Hoeg Award, American Heart Association

    Member, American Society of Clinical Investigation

    Stewart-Niewiarowski Award, Women in Vascular Biology