Robert Smith, MD, MPH

Director and Co-Founder, Vector-Borne Disease Laboratory

Director, Division of Infectious Disease, Maine Medical Center


BA:  Harvard University
MD:  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
MPH:  Harvard University

Dr. Smith is an infectious disease physician with research interests in molecular epidemiology and ecology of emergent vector-borne diseases (Lyme, Babesia, Anaplasma, Powassan Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus), as well as clinical recognition and diagnosis of emergent vector-borne diseases.

Dr. Smith was the founding director of the Virology Treatment Center at Maine Medical Center in 1991, and continues to serve as its Medical Director and the Division Director for Infectious Diseases at Maine Medical Center.  He is the Co-founder and Director of the Vector-borne Disease Laboratory.  Dr. Smith’s academic affiliation is with the Tufts University School of Medicine where he serves as a Professor of Medicine.