Ken W. Smythe, M.D.

Ken W. Smythe, M.D.

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Class of 2025


Hi everyone! My name is Ken Smythe and I was born and raised in Detroit. I went to UMich for undergrad and MSUCHM for medical school. I love family medicine because I can build relationships with my patients over time, and because I will be able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of medical problems. I am a lifelong Michigan fan and have spent so much time at the hospital, both as a volunteer and research assistant before medical school. It is surreal to be returning for my residency training and am so excited to be here! When not in the hospital, my wife and I love to be outside, either hiking with our dog Posey or exploring trails around the world.

Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests
  • Hospice and palliative care
  • Home visits
  • Point-of-care ultrasound
  • Men's health
  • Geriatric medicine
Research Interests
  • Preventative medicine
  • Point-of-care ultrasound application in the clinical setting


Medical School

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Grand Rapids, Mich., 2022

14700 East Old US Highway 12
Chelsea, MI 48118