R. Garth Smith

Dr. R. Garth Smith, MBBS, FRCPC, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Queen’s University, in Kingston, Ontario, and Head, Division of Developmental Pediatrics, and Medical Director and Developmental Pediatrician in the Child Development Centre, Hotel Dieu Hospital. He received his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies, in 1981, and completed his Pediatric training at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto in 1986.

Garth’s clinical work involves children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Learning and Attention Deficit Disorders, Hearing Impairment, and Neuromuscular Disorders as well as Acquired Brain Injuries. Research interests include Autism and Complementary (CAM) Medicine use, and the impact of Multiple Concussions on Quality of Life, among others. He is involved in a number of multicentre research projects looking at a variety of issues impacting on the clients he serves.

Garth regularly presents seminars and talks to parents, teachers and professionals and has earned three teaching awards. He was co-editor and co-author of the now famous Residents’ Handbook of Pediatrics (The Hospital for Sick Children) in 1987.

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