Eastern Michigan University

Eryn K. Smith, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor

Eryn Kyle Smith 225 Rackham Building

eryn.smith@emich.edu

Mr. Smith joined Eastern Michigan University in October 2012 as Assistant Professor. He is a physician assistant with over 7 years of clinical practice experience in multiple areas of cardiology including the treatment of heart failure patients, performing cardiac catheterizations, and most recently in cardiac electrophysiology. He has been a clinical preceptor and clinical medicine guest lecturer throughout his career.

Mr. Smith is currently a member of the University of Michigan Cardiac Electrophysiology Service and he is the North Central Regional Director of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiology. He graduated from of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a specialization in Law, Criminology, and Deviance; and from the Western Michigan University Physician Assistant program, where he received the Class of 2005 Writing Award along with his Master of Science in Medicine. He is currently involved with clinical practice in the outpatient setting, as well as research both as a co-investigator and principal investigator through the University of Michigan. He previously worked as a consultant for Eastern Michigan University to complete a Needs Analysis for the PA Program, and he helped create the curriculum for the program as well.

Research Interests

Cardiac rhythm management device therapy use and appropriateness

Obesity treatment and prevention among Americans

Syncope treatment and the legal ramifications for medical providers of inappropriate medical documentation of syncope

Anticoagulation for atrial arrhythmias

Honors and Awards

2005: PA Program Writing Award: Western Michigan University Physician Assistant Program

2001: James J. Langlois Academic Honors Award: Schoolcraft College Fire Service Academy

The Physician Assistant Program is part of the School of Health Promotion & Human Performance, 318 Porter Building, 734.487.0090