Stephen G. Smith, MPA, RT, RRT, FAARC

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. He successfully completed the registry examination in June of 1979.  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, he accepted a position as Director of Respiratory Care at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and in 1985 he became a partner and Vice President of Operations and Clinical Services at Anthony Home Health Care, Inc. In 1993, his company was honored and awarded the NYSSRC-SEC Bruce Ritz Award as the outstanding respiratory Home Healthcare Company in the New York Metropolitan area. In 1995, he 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 for Education. In 2005, Prof. Smith accepted a full-time faculty position at Stony Brook University, in the School of Health Technology and Management’s Respiratory Care Program and was  responsible for teaching the department’s cardiology courses and medical ethics course. He has served on the SBU – SHTM Faculty Assembly as Vice-President, President and Parliamentarian.  Prof. Smith is the clinical liaison to the Long Island State Veteran’s Home, which is located on the campus of Stony Brook University. In 2002, Prof. Smith was appointed by the New York State Education Department’s Board of Regents as a member of the New York State Education Department Licensure Board for Respiratory Therapy, where he served for two, 5 year consecutive terms, and was elected, during that period, as Chair of the Board for 3 consecutive 2 year terms. He now serves as an Extended Member to the New York State Education Department’s Respiratory Therapy 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 House of Delegates of 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’s Faculty Honor Award.  In 2019, Prof. Smith was selected by the FAARC Selection Committee as a Fellow of the AARC.  In June of 2021, Prof. Smith received Thank a Teacher Award, Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Stony Brook University. In April of 2022, Prof. Smith was awarded, with two other colleagues, First Place for outstanding performance in the 11th Annual Open Forum of the Louisiana Society for Respiratory Care (Practitioner Division), at the 50th Annual Educational Meeting, held on April 27, 2022.

He has spoken at many conferences, reviewed textbooks,  continues to be actively 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 catheterization, treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, cardiac pathologies, cardiopulmonary pharmacology, cardiac pathologies related to sleep disorders, medical ethics, public health and advanced respiratory care techniques.  As a dedicated educator, his primary objective is to educate respiratory therapy students about the field of cardiopulmonary medicine and to prepare them as future respiratory care practitioners.



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