C. D. Smith, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, is a tenured Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at MUSC, having been a faculty member continuously since 1978. His background includes an undergraduate degree from Princeton, an MD from Duke and a Masters of Science from the Center for Evaluative Sciences at Dartmouth College obtained during a sabbatical 1997 – 1998. After two years of pediatrics residency at Duke and at the University of Tennessee, he completed general surgery residency at the University of Tennessee and fellowship in pediatric surgery at Harvard (Boston Children’s Hospital). He served six years as the Medical Director for Quality for the University Hospital 1995 – 2001. Currently his chief interests are clinical care with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery and teaching.