"The country doctor with a city education," that's how Dr. Michael A. Smith's many devoted fans describe him. Senior health scientist and online personality for Life Extension® — the world's leading organization dedicated to extending the healthy human life span — Dr. Smith is an author and blogger, creates and conducts webinars and appears in informational health and wellness videos. His engaging ability to present complex medical topics in a clear, conversational manner has won him a sizable following of health-conscious fans.
Also known as “Dr. Mike,” he was a recurring guest in 2012 on The Suzanne Show with Suzanne Somers on the Lifetime Network; appeared on Gem of the Caribbean, a television show dedicated to disease prevention; and is currently seen in several regional infomercials as an expert guest. He is also heard on numerous syndicated national health radio shows, and hosts Healthy Talk radio on www.RadioMD.com.
Most recently he contributed to Martha Stewart's Whole Living website as well as health articles on Examiner.com, About.com, and Expert Beacon, and has been a guest lecturer for numerous national anti-aging organizations.
Before joining Life Extension, Dr. Smith worked for the global pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca as a cardiovascular medical science liaison. Dr. Smith founded the non-profit charity Gifts of Healing, which distributed nutritional supplements, water and food to homeless and transitional communities in South Florida.
A graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Smith completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Utah and three years as a radiology resident at UT Southwestern Medical Center.