Dr. Edward Smith
Dr. Edward Smith is a graduate of Lake Superior State College where he earned his BA in Biology and Chemistry. He attended Michigan State University for Medical School at the College of Human Medicine and completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Blodgett/St. Mary’s in Grand Rapids. Before taking care of oncology patients, Dr. Smith established a private practice in General Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He remained in private practice in St. Ignace for nine years.
In 1995, Dr. Smith began his fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan, under the direction of Dr. Scott Gitlin. Upon completion of his fellowship, Dr. Smith joined the Hematology/Oncology group at Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.
In 2009 Dr. Smith became an employee of Mackinac Straits Hospital in St. Ignace to provide more oncology and hematology coverage for the eastern upper peninsula. He provides services at clinics in St. Ignace, Newberry and Sault Ste. Marie.
Dr. Smith has been a resident of St. Ignace for the past 30 years. It is there that he and his wife, Jill and new black lab puppy, Dancer, enjoy living on the shore of the Straits of Mackinac. He enjoys playing golf and always looks forward to playing with his colleagues at the MSHO Annual Meeting in September. Dr. Smith also enjoys the time he can spend with his out of the nest son Brad playing golf and attending MSU football games.
MSHO is grateful for Dr. Smith’s service on the Board and for representing the Upper Peninsula. He is admired by fellow Board members for his heroic efforts in traveling long distances to attend Board meetings.