Allison Elliott-Shannon

By

College: Medicine

Smith To Hold Cardiology's New Mazzoleni Chair

Published: Dec 16, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2010) —  Dr. Mikel Smith has been named the inaugural Alberto Mazzoleni Professor of Cardiology at the University of Kentucky. Smith presently serves as Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of the UK HealthCare Gill Heart Institute Echocardiography Laboratory. 

In 2007 the UK Division of Cardiovascular Medicine created the Mazzoleni Professorship to honor recently retired physician, Dr. Alberto Mazzoleni, for his extraordinary accomplishments and lifetime of service in training generations of physicians and treating thousands of patients. Through the generosity of over 50 former residents and fellows from across the country, along with current faculty and community donors, funds committed to the endowment now stand beyond $300,000. 

In keeping with Dr. Mazzoleni’s legacy as an educator and lifelong student, the endowment "will provide support to the holder through the funding of activities related directly to continued education of the appointed professor and his/her staff."  The endowment interest may also be used to fund educational supplements for the professor’s use in teaching.  The Mazzoleni Endowed professorship the first true teaching professorship in the Division of Cardiology, as the incumbent will concentrate on teaching the next generation of cardiovascular medicine specialists. 

"Dr. Smith is without a doubt the right choice to serve as the first Mazzoleni Endowed Professor. Like Dr. Mazzoleni, he has dedicated his career not just to excellent clinical care, but to ensuring the future of medicine in Kentucky by training decades’ worth of students and young physicians. Dr. Smith's reach extends beyond his own patients, and into the practice of each of his former students, residents and fellows. He continues the legacy of Dr. Mazzoleni, and we are pleased that he will be the first to occupy the professorship named for his own mentor," said Dr. David J. Moliterno, chief of the UK Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Medical Director of the Gill Heart Institute. 

About Dr. Smith:

Smith, who graduated from Paducah Tilghman High School and Murray State University, attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, graduating in 1973. Following internship, residency and fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia, he joined the UK faculty in 1982, and has taught new physicians and treated Kentucky heart patients for nearly 30 years. Smith served as the Associate Chairman for Academic Affairs in the Department of Internal Medicine, and since 1992 has been a full professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He is also presently the director of the UK Chandler Medical Center and Gill Heart Institute Echocardiography and Noninvasive Stress Laboratories, and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Sonographer Training Program. 

 As a young physician himself, Smith was mentored by Mazzoleni, and plans to continue in the tradition of his mentor by educating new doctors. Throughout his career, Smith has taught a variety of courses for the College of Medicine, and has served as a lecturer, clinical tutor and adviser to students and physicians. He has received numerous teaching awards at UK, and has served as a teacher and mentor to students in all years of medical school, as well as many residents and fellows. 

Outside of the classroom and clinic, Smith has contributed to 94 published research articles, 14 book chapters, and has presented 103 abstracts at conference in the U.S. and internationally. 

Smith has two adult children, Ellen and Ben. He and his wife, Annette, live in Lexington, Ky. His mother, Helen Jean Smith, lives in Murray, Ky., where his father (the late Dr. Charles G. Smith) was an Emeritus Professor in Biology at Murray State University.

 

About Dr. Mazzoleni:

For more than 40 years, Alberto Mazzoleni, M.D., has provided care to patients in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He started his career in Lexington in 1961 as assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and as assistant chief of medical services at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Since that time, his commitment to the treatment of cardiovascular disease has clearly been demonstrated through his continued service to the community. 

Dr. Mazzoleni’s dedication to medicine extends far beyond clinical service into academia. Amongst his colleagues, Dr. Mazzoleni is referred to as “Master Teacher of EKG.” Medical students, residents and fellows, likewise, share this sentiment – he is a recipient of a S.A.M.A. Golden Apple Award for Clinical Teaching. 

A graduate of Universityof Milan Medical School, Dr. Mazzoleni continued his medical training at Hospital L. Devoto prior to studying at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He has also practiced medicine at Miriam Hospital in Providence, Lemuel Shattuck in Boston as well as Boston City Hospital. Dr. Mazzoleni is a retired professor of Internal Medicine at UK and was the heart station co-director at Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

croppedmazz_n_smith.jpg
September
 
 
 
 
1
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
LGBTQ* and Friends Employee Picnic
Thu
2
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Fri
3
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Sat
4
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Sun
5
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Labor Day - Academic Holiday
Mon
6
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Tue
7
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
UK Women's Club Volleyball - Open Gym
From The Streets to The Stage With Monti Washington
Wed
8
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
#IAMACCEPTANCE Let's Talk Mental Health with Hakeem Rahim
Thu
9
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
2016 New Chinese Students Welcome Party
Accounting Internship & Career Fair
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Training
Fri
10
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sat
11
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Whipping In The Kitchen
Sun
12
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Mon
13
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
UKWC Welcome Coffee
Tue
14
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Last Day to Drop a Course Without Appearing on Transcript
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Greek Park Pictures
Wed
15
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Thu
16
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
A Day of Rising Strong
Fri
17
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sat
18
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sun
19
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Mon
20
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
UK Women's Forum Board Meeting
UK Elder Care Lunch & Learn - Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
Cuban Heritage Festival
Tue
21
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Last Day to Withdraw to Receive 50% Refund
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Horticulture Club Farm Market Sale
Wed
22
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
TGIT with SAB
Thu
23
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Fri
24
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Sat
25
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Film Screening of "The Fly Room"
Sun
26
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Film Screening of "The Fly Room"
Let's Talk!
Empower: People of Color Support Group
Film Screening of "The Fly Room"
Mon
27
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
FIFA Tournament
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: EXPRESSIONS
UK Engineering and Computer Science Career Fair
Banned Books--A short history
Tue
28
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
FIFA Tournament
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: MEDITATION
Horticulture Club Farm Market Sale
Cats Got The Vote
Business Internship & Career Fair
Women In Technology Gala event for UK undergraduate women
Wed
29
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
FIFA Tournament
Let's Talk!
Let's Talk!
Wildcat Wellness Workshop: YOGA
Yoga at Commonwealth Stadium
Thu
30
Louis Zoellar Bickett: Saving Myself
Let's Talk!
Indonesia Focus Conference
Indonesia Focus Conference
Craft Writing: Beer, the Digital, and Craft Culture
Fri
 
Sep 26
Let's Talk! 09/26/2016

Repeats every week until Mon Dec 05 2016 .
Mon, 09/26/2016

Mon, 09/26/2016

Repeats every 7 days until Tue Dec 13 2016 .
Tue, 09/27/2016

Tue, 09/27/2016 - Thu, 09/29/2016

Tue, 09/27/2016

Reset Page