WASHINGTON, D.C. - Once a Lion, always a Lion. Cameron L. Smith, DO, FACOI, graduated from Baxter Springs High in 2001 with a plethora of opportunities in front of him. A bright student with dedicated mind, Cameron went on to achieve numerous accolades, the most recent of which brought him national recognition.

Dr. Smith was inducted into the Fellows College of the American College of Osteopathic Internists on Oct. 13, in Washington, D.C. To qualify for fellowship, an applicant must be approved by the ACOI after demonstrating continuing professional accomplishments and scholarship through teaching, continuing professional activities, membership and service to regional and national professional organizations, hospital committee work, research, participation as both teacher and student in continuing medical education activities, and/or significant achievement in the practice of osteopathic medicine and service to the public and community.

Dr. Smith serves on the faculty of UMKC-SOM as well as Saba University-SOM. He is the director of the Resident Continuity Clinic Rotation at St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City and the Faculty Docent for all students from Saba University rotating at St. Luke’s Hospital. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Association for Physician Leadership (Certified Physician Executive Candidate-January 2018), the American College of Physicians, the Missouri Osteopathic Association of Physicians and Surgeons, Kansas City Regional Osteopathic Medical Association, and the American Osteopathic Association.

Cameron is a current participant in St. Luke’s Physician Leadership Development Program, as well as the Bylaws Committee for St. Luke’s Hospital. He has served as the chairmen of the communications sub-committee for St. Luke’s Physician Specialists. In January of 2019, he will attend Harvard University’s Macy Institute for Healthcare Educators.

A 2001 graduate of Baxter Springs High School, a 2004 graduate of MSSU’s Honor’s Program, and a 2009 graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Dr. Smith currently resides in Overland Park, Kansas, with his wife, Emily, and son, Walker. He is the son of Bruce and Mary Beth Smith of Baxter Springs.