Richard W. Smalling

Richard Smalling

B.S. A.S.E., 1970, M.S. M.E., 1972
Co-Director and Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Medical School - Houston; Director, Clinical Cardiology, Hermann Hospital, Houston

Dr. Richard W. Smalling earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering in 1970, and his master's degree in mechanical engineering in 1972, studying the biomedical core curriculum at UT Austin. He earned his doctorate of medicine at UT Medical School in Houston in 1975. While completing medical school, Dr. Smalling began work toward his Ph.D., at the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Houston.

He served his internship and residency at University Hospital and Veterans Administration Hospital, at the University of California in San Diego from 1975 to 1978. He was also a Cardiology Fellow there from 1978 through 1980.

Dr. Smalling returned to Houston in 1980 as an assistant professor in the Division of Cardiology at UT Medical School, and at the UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He was promoted to associate professor of medicine at UT Medical School in 1985 and to professor of medicine in 1992. Dr. Smalling became the Co-Director of the Division of Cardiology at UT Medical School in 1989. He later became the Director of Clinical Cardiology at Houston's Hermann Hospital in 1994. He is also involved in several different committees on myocardial infarction research .

He is immediate past president of the medical staff of Hermann Hospital, where he is also director of the Center for Cardiovascular Medicine, medical director of the Hermann Heart Center and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. He is chairman of the Council Representatives of the Council on Clinical Cardiology for the American Heart Association. He is also chairman of the Health Star Task Force and a member of the Medical and Scientific Committee and first vice president of the Texas Affiliate of the American Heart Association.

He is associate editor of Circulation, the Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis Journal of Interventional Cardiology. He has had more than 100 scientific articles published, and is a frequent reviewer of publications including the American Heart Journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association, the American Journal of Cardiology, and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Dr. Smalling received the UT Austin Outstanding Young Texas-Ex Award in 1986. He is a Friend of Alec.

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