Philip Smith, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine


Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Sleep Medicine more

Research Interests

HIV and HAART effects on sleep and daytime function; Sleep apnea and metabolic function; Obesity and neural control in sleep-disordered breathing more

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Outside of Maryland & Washington D.C.

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Appointment Phone: 410-550-0571
5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center, Johns Hopkins Sleep Disorders Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Phone: 410-550-2507 | Fax: 410-550-2612


Dr. Philip (Flip) Smith joined the faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1977. He is a pulmonary and critical care trained physician. He is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep and breathing disorders and in the care of critically ill patients.

In 1977, Dr. Smith became the Director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (formerly Baltimore City Hospitals). He then established the Adult Sleep Clinic in 1980. 

Dr. Smith earned his M.D. from the Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and performed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins Medicine. more


  • Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; Medicine; Tulane University School of Medicine (1972)


  • Medicine; Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (1975)


  • Pulmonary Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1977)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (1976)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Pulmonary Disease) (1978)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Smith established the Sleep and Breathing Research Laboratory in 1980. He has worked with the Respiratory Sleep Research Group which is comprised of full-time Adult and Pediatric pulmonary investigators engaged in epidemiologic, clinical and basic research in sleep and breathing.

Contact for Research Inquiries

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Room 4B72
Baltimore, MD 21224 map

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Activities & Honors


  • Levine Excellence in Mentoring Award, Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine, 2005

Videos & Media

Lectures and Presentations

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome - Pathophys And Evaluation
    Sleep Lecture Series 2009-2010 (11/08/2009)
    Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

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