Dr. Reed Smith is a diagnostic radiologist originally from Mitchell, Nebraska. Dr. Smith began his journey in medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, where he earned his medical degree.
After medical school, he moved to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, for an internship and residency in family medicine at the Womack Army Medical Center. He later pursued fellowship training in nuclear medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. Subsequently, he completed a diagnostic radiology residency at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC.
Dr. Smith’s path to becoming a healthcare provider was influenced by a high school sports injury. He enjoys the challenges and usefulness of metabolic imaging. Professionally, Dr. Smith is interested in promoting the utility of PET imaging, including the use of new and upcoming radiopharmaceuticals.
According to Dr. Smith, one of the most rewarding aspects of his career is addressing clinicians’ inquiries and actively participating in patient care. Through his years of experience, Dr. Smith has learned invaluable lessons from his patients, notably that anxiety comes in all forms. He adds that the best health advice he’s received is “Don’t sweat the small stuff.”
Dr. Smith enjoys spending quality time with family and friends outside work, exploring new destinations, and participating in outdoor adventures. When asked about his proudest personal achievements, he thoughtfully responded, “Being able to help kids and grandkids, being blessed to donate and assist others, and retiring from the Army. ” He added that he is most proud of his wife and children.
His interests extend to history, sci-fi, and murder mysteries. When asked what he was passionate about and why, Dr. Smith responded, “Faith, it answers the mysteries of the universe.” He mentioned that if he had not chosen a career in healthcare, he would have pursued a path as a history professor.
Patients first, always.