Michael Smith

Michael Smith trained as an autonomic physiologist at the North Texas State University followed by 3 years of NIH-funded post-doctoral training in Cardiology at Medical College of Virginia. He was an Assistant Professor of Cardiology at Case Western Reserve University for 6 years before moving to UNT Health Science Center where he has been a Professor of Integrative Physiology for 16 years. He served as the Chair of Integrative Physiology for 6 years and is currently the Pre-clinical Curriculum Director at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and is the Director of the Multidisciplinary Programs at UNTHSC. He has received numerous teaching awards at both CWRU and UNTHSC. His research has been funded by NIH, NASA and the American Heart Association and he was the Principle Investigator of a Developmental Center Grant on mechanisms of osteopathic manipulative medicine funded by NCCAM of the NIH. His research has focused on mechanisms of autonomic function and dysfunction in sleep apnea, cardiac dysrhythmias and heart failure. He has been active in investigating mechanisms of OMT effects on autonomic function.


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