Stephen Smiley, M.D.
Since 1981, Steve Smiley has provided care to cancer patients in the private practice setting. After two years in Grand Rapids, he moved his practice to Battle Creek where he also serves on many committees at the Battle Creek Health System, including chairmanship of the Breast Tumor Board and Oncology Pathology Conferences.
After completing his undergraduate degree at U of M, Dr. Smiley received his medical degree from Wayne State University. He completed his internship and residencies in internal medicine at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Saint Mary's Hospital. During that time he was named chief resident-internal medicine and president of the House Staff Association. His fellowship in clinical oncology was at University of Wisconsin's Clinical Cancer Center. He is board certified by the National American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Medical Oncology and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society.
Dr. Smiley dedicates much of his time and expertise to clinical research. In addition to being a member of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project; he was named the Top Physician Accruer for 2000-2001 by the Grand Rapids Clinical Oncology Program (GRCOP) recognizing him as the top physician who demonstrates outstanding dedication and commitment to clinical trials run by GRCOP.
Steve is committed to end of life compassionate care. He serves as Medical Director of Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice and has also held that position at Hospice of Greater Grand Rapids. He serves on the Michigan State Medical Society Hospice Medical Directors' Committee.
Dr. Smiley has also offered his administrative skills and clinical perspective to a number of professional advocacy organizations. He has been president of Calhoun County Medical Society and an active member of the Michigan State Medical Society. Since 1998, Steve has been a member of MSHO's Board of Directors and represents our Society at the MSMS House of Delegates.
In spite of all his patient and administrative commitments, Dr. Smiley tries to spend as much time as he can during the summer months with his family at their cottage in Grand Haven. The Smileys have two grown children and a beloved Golden Retriever. Steve and Ruth, his wife of 35 years are proud first time grandparents. During the winter months, Steve enjoys snow skiing and tries to carve out a week to visit a ski resort in Colorado, Utah or Canada.
MSHO appreciates Dr. Smiley's contributions to our organization given his many responsibilities and demands on his time.
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