• J. Kevin Smith, M.D., Ph.D. did his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan, followed by medical school and graduate school at Louisiana State University in Shreveport and The University of Kentucky. After completing his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship in Abdominal imaging at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he joined the faculty in the abdominal imaging section.

    Dr. Smith directs activities at the adjacent Birmingham VA Hospital where he is the chief of the diagnostic radiology service. He is a four-time recipient of the Gary Barnes Distinguished Faculty award for excellence in resident education. Residents appreciate his willingness to help out and teach above and beyond the call of duty. He was the creator and webmaster of the original UAB Radiology Web site, which included one of the first on-line teaching files in America.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 IntroductionSeminars in Oncology Nursing.  34:189-191. 2018
    2016 Neoadjuvant therapy versus upfront surgical strategies in resectable pancreatic cancer: A Markov decision analysis 2016
    2016 Does the Degree of Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumor Necrosis following Transarterial Chemoembolization Impact Patient Survival?Journal of Oncology.  2016. 2016
    2015 Adjuvant stereotactic body radiotherapy following transarterial chemoembolization in patients with non-resectable hepatocellular carcinoma tumours of ≥3 cm 2015
    2014 Electronic medical record: Research tool for pancreatic cancer?Journal of Surgical Research.  187:466-470. 2014
    2014 Computed tomography predictors of hepatocellular carcinoma tumour necrosis after chemoembolization 2014
    2014 Rankings versus reality in pancreatic cancer surgery: A real-world comparison 2014
    2013 Does increasing insurance improve outcomes for US cancer patients?Journal of Surgical Research.  185:15-20. 2013
    2013 Primary signet ring cell carcinoma of the lung: A rare subtypeBMJ Case Reports2013
    2013 Outcomes in octogenarians with subdural hematomasClinical Neurology and Neurosurgery.  115:1429-1432. 2013
    2013 Native renal artery duplex sonographyJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  32:1331-1340. 2013
    2013 Rift valley fever virus MP-12 vaccine encoding toscana virus NSs retains neuroinvasiveness in miceJournal of General Virology.  94:1441-1450. 2013
    2013 Ultrasound examination for detection and assessment of developmental dysplasia of the hipJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  32:1307-1317. 2013
    2013 A Mechanistic Paradigm for Broad-Spectrum Antivirals that Target Virus-Cell FusionPLoS Pathogens.  9. 2013
    2013 Interferon-Inducible Cholesterol-25-Hydroxylase Broadly Inhibits Viral Entry by Production of 25-HydroxycholesterolImmunity.  38:92-105. 2013
    2013 Outcomes following resection of pancreatic cancer 2013
    2012 Use of xylitol to enhance the therapeutic efficacy of polymethylmethacrylate-based antibiotic therapy in treatment of chronic osteomyelitisAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.  56:5839-5844. 2012
    2012 Perioperative mortality after pancreatectomy: A risk score to aid decision-makingSurgery.  152. 2012
    2012 Is It Worth Looking? Abdominal Imaging After Pancreatic Cancer Resection: A National StudyJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  16:121-128. 2012
    2011 Colectomy performance improvement within NSQIP 2005-2008Journal of Surgical Research.  171. 2011
    2011 Impact of center volume on outcomes of increased-risk liver transplantsLiver Transplantation.  17:1191-1199. 2011
    2011 Contrast medium-induced acute kidney injury: comparison of intravenous and intraarterial administration of iodinated contrast medium. 2011
    2011 Forecast errors before and during the Great Moderation 2011
    2011 Tumor registry versus physician medical record review: A direct comparison of patients with pancreatic neuroendocrine tumorsJco Oncology Practice.  7:111-116. 2011
    2011 Underutilization of therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma in the medicare populationCancer.  117:1019-1026. 2011
    2011 Effect of centre volume and high donor risk index on liver allograft survival 2011
    2010 Potential Benefit of Resection for Stage IV Gastric Cancer: A National SurveyJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  14:1660-1668. 2010
    2010 Redefining Mortality After Pancreatic Cancer ResectionJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.  14:1701-1708. 2010
    2010 Complications after pancreatectomy for neuroendocrine tumors: A national studyJournal of Surgical Research.  163:63-68. 2010
    2010 Regulation and dysregulation of immunoglobulin E: A molecular and clinical perspectiveClinical and Molecular Allergy.  8. 2010
    2010 ReplyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  194. 2010
    2010 Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) following intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast media.Journal of Nephrology.  23:658-666. 2010
    2009 Racial differences in cancer specialist consultation, treatment, and outcomes for locoregional pancreatic adenocarcinomaAnnals of Surgical Oncology.  16:2968-2977. 2009
    2009 ReplyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  193. 2009
    2008 Determination of split renal function by 3D reconstruction of CT angiograms: A comparison with gamma camera renographyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  191:1552-1558. 2008
    2008 Radiofrequency ablation for unresectable tumors of the liver 2008
    2007 Soft Tissue Sarcoma: Preoperative and Postoperative Imaging for StagingSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America.  16:389-402. 2007
    2007 Internal hernia after gastric bypass: Sensitivity and specificity of seven CT signs with surgical correlation and controlsAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  188:745-750. 2007
    2007 Banking relationships and access to equity capital markets: Evidence from Japan's main bank system 2007
    2006 Distinct transcriptional regulation of long-chain acyl-CoA synthetase isoforms and cytosolic thioesterase 1 in the rodent heart by fatty acids and insulin 2006
    2005 Pseudoephedrine and guaifenesin urolithiasis: Widening the differential diagnosis of radiolucent calculi on abdominal radiographAbdominal radiology (New York).  30:644-646. 2005
    2004 Neuroimaging in human immunodeficiency virus infectionJournal of Neuroimmunology.  157:153-162. 2004
    2004 Adrenal Gland Hematomas in Trauma PatientsRadiology.  230:669-675. 2004
    2004 CT findings of increased splanchnic circulation in a case of celiac sprueAbdominal radiology (New York).  29:15-17. 2004
    2004 The Evolution of Chest Computed Tomography for the Definitive Diagnosis of Blunt Aortic Injury: A Single-Center ExperienceJournal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.  56:243-250. 2004
    2003 Radio-frequency ablation in cirrhotic patients with hepatocellular carcinoma 2003
    2003 What hath cambridge to do with azusa street? Radical orthodoxy and pentecostal theology in conversationPneuma.  25:97-114. 2003
    2003 The sonographer practitioner: One piece to the radiologist shortage puzzleJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  22:861-864. 2003
    2003 Endoscopic stent therapy in advanced chronic pancreatitis: Relationships between ductal changes, clinical response, and stent patencyAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology.  98:821-826. 2003
    2003 Double Reading of Barium Enemas: Is It Necessary?American Journal of Roentgenology.  181:1607-1610. 2003
    2003 Imaging of renal traumaRadiologic Clinics of North America.  41:1019-1035. 2003
    2003 Laterality effects in perceived spatial location of hallucination-like voicesPerceptual and Motor Skills.  97:246-250. 2003
    2003 Professionalization of campaigns and the secret history of collective action problemsJournal of Theoretical Politics.  15:321-339. 2003
    2003 Technical considerations in renal CTRadiologic Clinics of North America.  41:863-875. 2003
    2002 Relation of test-specific motivation and anxiety to test performance.Psychological Reports.  91:1011-1021. 2002
    2002 Imaging of adrenal massesEuropean Journal of Radiology.  41:95-112. 2002
    2001 Protein-losing enteropathy in a young African-American woman with abdominal pain, diarrhea and hydronephrosisLupus.  10:835-840. 2001
    2001 Pseudotumorous renal involvement of sarcoidosisInvestigative urology.  165:895. 2001
    2000 Posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder localized near the allograft in renal transplantationTransplantation.  69:809-814. 2000
    2000 Appendiceal ganglioneuromas and pheochromocytoma in neurofibromatosis type IAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  175:132-134. 2000
    2000 Focal posttransplantation lymphoproliferative disorder at the renal allograft hilumAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  175:1417-1422. 2000
    2000 Intramural tracking: A feature of esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosisAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  175:371-374. 2000
    1999 Structural changes in the recombinant, NADP(H)-binding component of proton translocating transhydrogenase revealed by NMR spectroscopyFEBS Letters.  446:127-132. 1999
    1999 A patient with persistent wheezing, sinusitis, elevated IgE, and eosinophilia 1999
    1999 Coarctation of the Lower Thoracic Aorta: Case Report and Literature ReviewVascular and Endovascular Surgery.  33:511-517. 1999
    1999 Doppler sonographic enhancement of hepatic hemangiomas and hepatocellular carcinomas after perflenapent emulsion: Preliminary studyJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine.  18:109-116. 1999
    1999 Imaging of soft tissue sarcomasSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America.  8:91-107. 1999
    1999 Pancreas divisum: Implications for diagnostic and therapeutic pancreatographyAmerican Journal of Roentgenology.  173:193-198. 1999
    1998 Hemodialysis access graft stenosis: US detectionRadiology.  208:655-661. 1998
    1998 Hysterosalpingography with videofluoroscopy: Effect on radiologic practice in an academic medical centerAcademic Radiology.  5:480-484. 1998
    1998 Multidetector-array CT: Once again, technology creates new opportunitiesRadiology.  209:327-329. 1998
    1997 Computed model of gadolinium enhanced MRI of breast diseaseEuropean Journal of Radiology.  24:109-119. 1997
    1997 Carotid artery stents: Early and intermediate follow-up with Doppler USRadiology.  205:749-756. 1997
    1997 Pancreatic fluid collections prior to intervention: Evaluation with MR imaging compared with CT and USRadiology.  203:773-778. 1997
    1997 Predicting drainability of pancreatic collections: Prospective comparison of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound (US)Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  45. 1997
    1997 Studies on the inhibitory effects of analogues of dapsone on neutrophil function in-vitroJournal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.  49:53-57. 1997
    1996 Persistent urticarial eruption in an asthmatic patient 1996
    1996 Products and Kinetics of Cloransulam-methyl Aerobic Soil MetabolismJournal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.  44:324-332. 1996
    1995 Minimizing the impact of health care reform on resident educationAcademic Radiology.  2:1109-1110. 1995
    1994 Child with intractable seizures and cranial asymmetryInvestigative Radiology.  29:113-116. 1994
    1994 Quality of plasma for fractionation-does it matter?Transfusion and Apheresis Science.  15:343-350. 1994
    1991 Analyses of multinomial mixture distributions: new tests for stochastic models of cognition and action.Psychological Bulletin.  110:350-374. 1991
    1990 Comparison of the Mantel-Haenszel Test With a Randomized and a Jackknife Test for Detecting Biased Items 1990
    1990 GABAergic responses in ventrolateral medulla in spontaneously hypertensive ratsAmerican Journal of Physiology.  258. 1990
    1990 The rostral and caudal ventrolateral medulla in young spontaneously hypertensive ratsBrain Research.  506:153-158. 1990
    1988 Hyper-IgE and human immunodeficiency virus infection. 1988
    1987 Commentary: Relativism and justifying conclusions in naturalistic evaluationsEvaluation and Program Planning.  10:351-358. 1987
    1986 Heat‐treated NHS factor VIII concentrate in the United Kingdom—a preliminary studyInternational Journal of Laboratory Hematology.  8:85-92. 1986
    1984 Projecting the net migration rate of the school age populationSocio-Economic Planning Sciences.  18:1-14. 1984
    1978 Methods of assessing factor VIII content of stored fresh frozen plasma intended for preparation of factor VIII concentrates.Transfusion.  18:530-537. 1978
    1975 Purification of human C1 esterase inhibitorBiochemical Society Transactions.  3:933-934. 1975
    1963 Factors related to the success of pharyngeal flap proceduresPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  32:581-588. 1963
    1963 Results of pharyngeal flap surgery in patients with velopharyngeal incompetencePlastic and Reconstructive Surgery.  32:493-501. 1963
    1959 Steroid suppression of meningeal inflammation caused by pantopaqueNeurology.  9:48-52. 1959
    1958 Spinal fluid changes during chlorpromazine therapyAmerican Journal of Psychiatry.  115:167-168. 1958


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    2015 Pancreatic adenocarcinoma.  283-313. 2015
    2014 Inference and ontologies.  167-199. 2014
    2012 Hate crime: An emergent research Agenda.  27-48. 2012
    2008 Potential Implications of the Canadian Species at Risk Act on Oil and Gas Companies.  515-519. 2008

    Education And Training

  • UAB Hospital, Internship
  • UAB Hospital, Residency
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Physiology, University of Kentucky 1989
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Kentucky 1988
  • Full Name

  • J. Kevin Smith