Ronald Smith, MD, PhD
Dr. Ronald Smith
Dr. Ron Smith spent 36 years in the DOD and was one of the physicians to develop the alcohol treatment programs for the United States Navy. He served for 20 years as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the National Naval Medical Center. As the Psychiatric Consultant for the Senate and House working with the Honorable Jim Ramstad and the Honorable Patrick Kennedy, he helped with the Ramstad-Wellstone Bill which eventually passed as the Parity Bill. Annually recognized by the Consumer Research Counsel as one of "America's Top Psychiatrists in Psychoanalysis and Addiction Medicine" he continues to Lobby for Compliance with the Provisions of the Parity Act. Ron spent 20 years in and out of the Middle East, India, China, and Pakistan working closely with Senator Arlen Specter and developed a Political Psychology Consulting Practice. Dr. Smith has a major interest in Adult Development, Growth in Recovery, and Post-Traumatic Growth and continues to teach in these areas. Dr. Ron Smith is board certified in Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. He was the first physician in the DOD trained in Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Smith is in private practice in Georgetown and continues consultation on the Hill.