Stephen G. Smith, MPA, RRT
Clinical Assistant Professor
Professor Smith received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Long Island University in 1978 and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Care Administration from Long Island University in 1983. Professor Smith started his career as a respiratory therapist at Queens Hospital Center in Jamaica, NY. In 1980 he accepted a position as a Respiratory Care Clinician at Stony Brook University Hospital and in 1981 was promoted to Assistant Director of Respiratory Care. In 1984 Stephen accepted a position as Director of Respiratory Care at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In 1985 he became a partner and Vice President of Operations and Clinical Services at Anthony Home Health Care, Inc. In 1995 Stephen left the corporate world to return to clinical practice as the Assistant Director of Respiratory Care at Southside Hospital in Bay Shore, NY. He remained there until October of 2000 when he returned to Stony Brook University Hospital as Associate Director of Respiratory Care. Stephen accepted a full-time faculty position at Stony Brook in 2005 and is currently responsible for teaching the department’s cardiology courses. Professor Smith is our clinical liaison to the Long Island State Veteran’s Home, which is located on Stony Brook University campus, and has served as Vice-President and President of the school’s Faculty Assembly. Professor Smith was appointed as a member of the New York State Education Department Respiratory Therapy Board in 2002, where he was elected as Chair, and now serves as an Extended Member of the licensure board. In 2014 he was elected by the members of the New York State Society for Respiratory Care to a four year term as the Long Island Regional Director and in 2017 was elected by the members of the NYSSRC to a four year term to represent them as a New York State delegate to the American Association for Respiratory Care. In 2015 he received the Jonathan Schwarz “Respiratory Therapist of the Year “Award from the New York Downstate Association for Respiratory Therapy. In 2012 he was recognized for outstanding service and dedication to the Respiratory Therapy Licensure Board and in 2014 he received the Stony Brook University, School of Health Technology and Management Faculty Honor Award.
He has spoken at many conferences, reviewed textbooks, is involved in research, has received research grants and has been published in medical journals. His areas of interest and responsibilities include topics on hemodynamic monitoring, EKG interpretations, cardiac catherization, treatment of cardiac arrthymias, cardiac pathologies, cardiac pharmacology, medical ethics and advanced respiratory care techniques. As a dedicated educator, his primary objective is to educate students about the field of cardiopulmonary medicine.