Golden Heart

Alumni award honors Carter Smith for service, generosity

Carter Smith

Carter Smith Jr. 56C 60M 66MR received the 2017 Judson C. Ward “Jake’s” Golden Heart Award from the Emory Alumni Association at the Corpus Cordis Aureum induction ceremony during Commencement weekend.

The award’s ninth honoree, Smith has been an Emory ambassador who enjoyed a successful career in internal medicine and cardiology. His expertise and influence as an Emory School of Medicine faculty member helped shape the careers of students, interns, and residents at Grady Memorial Hospital.

As an alumni ambassador and volunteer, Smith has chaired the Emory Board of Visitors, was on the university’s Board of Governors, and served on the Alumni Leadership Committee and Annual Fund Board. Past president of the Emory Medical Alumni Association and Emory Alumni Board member, he now serves on the School of Medicine Board.

A stalwart supporter of the School of Medicine, Smith has helped fund scholarships, residencies, and research. He and his wife, Laura W. Smith 77L, were among the supporting sponsors of the construction of the James B. Williams School of Medicine Building. He also helped establish the Dr. Carter Smith Sr. Chair in Internal Medicine in honor of his father, a 1924 Emory College graduate and 1926 School of Medicine alumnus.

Smith is board certified in internal medicine, a fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Georgia Medical Association, the American Medical Association, and other medical societies.

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