Dr. Smith is a native of Bledsoe County. He grew up in the Mt. Crest Community where he lived until he graduated from Bledsoe county High School in 2004. He attended East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, and graduated with a BS in Biology in 2003. He then worked in the surgery department at Erlanger prior to starting medical school at East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine. Knowing he wanted to return home to practice, he participated in the nationally ranked Rural Primary Care Track at Quillen, which proved extra training focused on primary care in rural communities. After graduation from medical School in 2012, he moved to South Carolina for residency at the Montgomery Center for Family Medicine at Self Regional in Greenwood, SC. In 2015, he was able to return to Pikeville and join the practice at Erlanger Primary Care Bledsoe. He enjoys this unique, and increasingly rare, practice that continues to offer full-spectrum primary care including both inpatient and outpatient care right in Pikeville.
He married Sherri (McKinney) Smith in 2008 just prior to starting medical school. They now have four children, Audrey, Emily, Wyatt, and Oliver.