Dr. Eldon R. Smith OC, MD, FRCPC is the Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta (LCIA). A cardiologist by training, he has also held numerous positions over his career including Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the role of President for both the Canadian Cardiovascular Society and the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges. Most recently Dr. Smith was appointed to the Board of Alberta Health Services.
In addition to Dr. Smith's role with the LCIA, he is also Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Journal of Cardiology. As of October 2006, Dr. Smith has been the Chair of the Canadian Heart Health Strategy and Action Plan, an initiative of the Government of Canada. Dr. Smith is also the President and Director of the Peter Lougheed Medical Research Foundation, a national initiative to support excellence in health research in Canada.
- Dalhousie University Medical School 
- National Heart Institute, London, U.K.
- National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Selected awards and honors
- Officer of the Order of Canada (2005) 
- James Graham Award, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Young Investigator's Award, Canadian Cardiovascular Society
- Keon Achievement Award, University of Ottawa
- 125th Anniversary of Canada Commemorative Medal for Contributions to the Citizens of Canada
- Achievement Award, Canadian Cardiovascular Society
- Alumnus of the Year, Dalhousie University
- Certificate of Meritorious Service, Alberta College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Beamish Award for Leadership in Cardiovascular Science and Education, University of Manitoba
- Certificate of Recognition, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Order of the University, University of Calgary
- Citation from the Senate of the Philippines for aid in developing medical education in that country
- 2005 Medal of Service, Canadian Medical Association 
- 2007 Outstanding Contribution to the Alberta Science and Technology Community
- Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Natural Resources Limited
- Member, Board of Directors, Aston Hill Financial Inc.
- Member, Board of Directors, Resverlogix Ltd.
- Member, Board of Directors, Intelliphatmaceutics Int'l
- Strategic Advisory Board - Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
- Press Release - ER Smith bio-data, Government of Canada
- Government of Albert news release - ER Smith AHS board announcement
- Canadian Journal of Cardiology - ER Smith, Editor-in-chief
- Press Release - ER Smith appointed Chair, Steering Committee, Government of Canada's Heart Health Strategy
- Press Release - ER Smith presents CHHS & AP to the Government of Canada
- Canadian Medical Association profile
- Government of Canada Citation - Officer of the Order of Canada
- 2005 CMA Medal of Service citation
- ASTech Award announcement - Outstanding Contribution Award
- Biography - Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
- Interview with ER Smith (part 1)
- Interview with ER Smith (part 2)
- Coverage of CHHS & AP reports to Government of Canada