Dr Samuel Smith

ATH - Associate Lecturer

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Smith is an early career researcher and unaccredited Registrar in Intensive Care Medicine at Redcliffe Hospital. Despite being at an early stage in his medical and research career, Sam has already gained valuable experience and enthusiasm in medical education and research, crossing clinical and methodological domains.

Dr Smith gained his primary medical qualification at James Cook University, graduating in 2019 with Honours and awards in research/ Evidence Based Medicine, rural medicine, and with the Dr D. Graham Prize for the highest marks in surgical examinations. His Honours research, supervised by Professor Jonathan Golledge, focussed on the economic impacts of readmission after surgery for peripheral artery disease (PAD). For this research, he was awarded the Professor Philip Walker Scholarship in Vascular Research, allowing him to present his findings internationally. He has co-authored papers in vascular and cardiothoracic surgery, tropical infectious diseases, and care of critically unwell and trauma patients. After completing residency at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Sam moved to Redcliffe Hospital where he now works in intensive care medicine full time.

Aside from clinical duties, Sam is also active in teaching, guest lecturing at James Cook University and the University of Queensland, as well as teaching medical students in the clinical setting. In his clinical practice, Sam has developing interests in critical care medicine, vascular access, POCUS and incorporating best evidence into daily practice. His committment to teaching, research and governance led to Dr Smith being awarded the CPMEC QLD Junior Doctor of the Year Award in 2021. Sam is always very keen to share his enthusiasm for all things evidence-based with students or really anyone who will listen.


  • MBBS (Hons.)
  • MPH&TM

Research Interests

  • Costs Associated With Healthcare
    Interest in health economics of vascular disease and trauma
  • Medical Education
    Interests in improving medical education, as well as expanding current education to the modern day clinical setting


  • Master of Public Health, James Cook University
  • Bachelor of Medicine (Honours), James Cook University


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