Dr. George Edmond Smith

Dr. George Edmond Smith

Class: 1965Inducted: 2005

Dr. George Smith received a Masters in Education from Rutgers University in 1973. From 1969 to 1974 he served as an educator and guidance counselor at Clark Elementary School in Lakewood, N.J. And Orange High School in Orange, N.J. He was a Professor of English at Spec College in the Dominican Republic, and at the American/Columbian Language Institute in Bogota, Columbia.

In 1984 Dr. Smith earned an M.D. From MCP Hahneman University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania. He served an internship at the West Virginia School Medicine from 1984-85. From 1993 to 1996 Dr. Smith served a family practice residency at the University of Florida, where he became board certified in family medicine, and recieved the Excellence in Research Award. He currently practices as a medical doctor/surgeon, licensed in Louisiana and Pennsylvania, and is a Diplomat-Board Certified Family Physician. He provides services at the Wellness Management Medical Center in Louisiana, and the Holly Hill Nursing Home, where he is Medical Director.

Dr. Smith serves as a visiting lecturer for the Louisiana State University Family Practice Residency Program. He is currently an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at MCP Hahnemann Prior faculty appointments included St. Joseph''s University in Philadephia, and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida. Joseph''s University in Philadelphia, and Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Smith was featured in a CNN production, "Accent on Health", about African American Women and weight loss that aired nationwide. He is the recipient of the Charles Drew Award for Outstanding Community Service, MLK Coalition; Lifetime Appointee; he was named to Who''s Who in America, 2000, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the African-American Male Empowerment Summit. Dr. Smith was named Philly''s Fittest Physician, 2000, and took first place in the Eastern States Bodybuilding competition.

Dr. Smith has several books in print, including Taking Care of Our Own: A Family Medicine Guide for African Americans:Weight Loss for African-American Women. Wight Weeks to Better Health:Walking Proud:Black Men Living Beyond the Stereotypes: and More Than Sex: Re-inventing the Black Image.

Dr. Smith feels his greatest accomplishment was his decision to take control of his life and better himself. He is attempting to pass that world-changing view along to young people throughout America.