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  • May 15-16, 2019
  • July 17-18, 2019

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Joseph Smiddy, M.D.

Joseph Smiddy, M.D.


Dr. Joseph Smiddy currently serves as the medical director of St. Mary’s Health Wagon in Wise, VA. He is also a volunteer at the Church Hill Free Clinic in Church Hill, TN, and a managing partner of Pulmonary Associates in Kingsport, TN.

A former Lt. Commander with the USNR, Smiddy is credited with inventing the fiberoptic intubator – a medical device used to manage blocked airways and examine the vocal cords and other upper respiratory features.

Smiddy, who wrote Famous Teaching in Modern Medicine, Bronchoscopy, earned both his bachelor’s degree and M.D. from the University of Virginia.    

Smiddy and his wife Lizbeth currently reside in Church Hill, TN, although he does maintain an office in Big Stone Gap, VA. The couple has four children.