Dr. Smythe was educated at Yale, and graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1947. He was trained in internal medicine at the Boston City Hospital in Boston and Bellevue and Presbyterian Hospitals in New York. Research fellowships in the study of hepatic and renal physiology followed.

He is certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. In addition to his interest in medical school organization and management, he has been recognized as a devoted and appreciated teacher of clinical medicine. His current efforts are to participate in and strengthen the medical teaching at Lyndon Baines Johnson Hospital as well as to assist in the development of a program in geriatric medicine.


Medical Degree
Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical Services, Boston City Hospital
Harvard Medical Services, Boston City Hospital

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Certified in Geriatrics