School of Medicine
Established March 2000
This endowed chair was established by Dr. Smith and Lucille Gibson. Smith H. Gibson, M.D., is a 1950 honor graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic and has practiced in Covington, Ky., for 49 years. Dr. Gibson also served as a faculty member at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, rising from instructor (1957) to clinical professor (1985) and professor emeritus (1998). His wife, Lucille, is a former registered dietician. They are parents of five adult children.
In addition to the endowed chair, the Gibsons have established an endowment at the University of Louisville to support the Nancy Middleton Smith Lectureship in Cardiopulmonary Medicine. Dr. Gibson practices part-time and is still active in clinical events in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology.