Carolyn Smith, MD

Dr. Carolyn Smith is the head medical team physician and medical director in the department of intercollegiate athletics and athletic training educational program at Marquette University. She is also the executive director of the Marquette University Medical Clinic, an adjunct faculty member in the College of Health Sciences, and a member of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Wisconsin. She has presented at numerous conferences, has been published in several top medical journals, and is co-author of the ground-breaking book, Running for Women. Carolyn has a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from University of Wisconsin, a master’s degree in exercise physiology from Northern Illinois University, and an MD from University of Illinois-Chicago. Board certified in family medicine, she completed additional training in sports medicine at University of Wisconsin. A lifelong runner, Carolyn competed for the University of Wisconsin and ran in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. She is a national age-group record holder, 100-kilometer and 24-hour national ultramarathon champion, and 7-time member of the U.S. 100K National Team. 

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