BRADLEY E. SMITH, M. D.
PROFESSOR OF ANESTHESIOLOGY, EMERITUS
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Bradley Smith was Chair of Vanderbilt University’s Department of Anesthesiology 24 years, after service on the faculties of Yale and the University of Miami. At Columbia University he was the world’s first Obstetric Anesthesia Fellow. Subsequently he served on committees of the National Research Council, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Residency Review Committee for Anesthesiology. He was a "National Faculty Member" of the CPR program of the American Heart Association for eight years and a member of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Advisory Panel for Anesthesiology for 10 years.
He has been President of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists, the Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology, the Society for Computers in Anesthesiology, and the Anesthesia History Association.Since 2008 he has been a Trustee of the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Anesthesiologists [ASA] for 14 years, and was General Chairman of the 1996 ASA Annual Meeting.
His personal research has received support from the National Institutes of Health, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and several major pharmaceutical industry grants. He has presented over 300 invited lectures including 48 U. S. and 24 foreign universities. He has served on the Editorial Boards of several national and international journals, and continues on three currently.
In recent years he has produced and directed 39 “Living History of Anesthesia” feature films for the WLM website, and has been chair of the “Task Force for the Preservation of SOAP History”. He is currently also Medical Director and part owner of an anesthesiology related business management corporation.
SOME LECTURE TOPICS OFFERED BY DR. SMITH*
“THE HISTORY OF ANESTHESIA AND PAIN RELIEF” (Can be broken into two lectures.)
“THE HISTORY OF PAIN RELIEF IN THE GREAT WARS SINCE 1800 A.C.E.”
“THE HISTORY OF PROFESSIONALISM IN THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY”
“THE HISTORY OF ANESTHESIA AND PAIN RELIEF IN THE PARTURIENT”
“THE HISTORY OF EPIDURAL ANESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA”
“THE HISTORY OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INHALATIONAL ANESTHETICS“
“"THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN CAPSULE” (HISTORY OF THE F.D.A.)
*(These topics can be given in the 45 minute traditional slideshow format or edited for a 25 minute “after dinner” presentation.)