MD, MS, DF-AFN
Honorary Board Member
Bill Smock is the Police Surgeon and directs the Clinical Forensic Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department in Louisville, Kentucky. Smock graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1990 and completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Louisville in 1993. In 1994 he became the first physician in the United States to complete a post-graduate forensic fellowship in Clinical Forensic Medicine with the Kentucky Medical Examiner’s Office. Smock then joined the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville and in 2005 he was promoted to the rank of full professor.
Smock currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is Chair of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention’s National Medical Advisory Committee. He has edited three textbooks on clinical forensic medicine and published more than 40 chapters and articles on forensic and emergency medicine. He is an internationally recognized forensic expert and trains forensic nurses, physicians, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and judges in multiple fields including: reconstruction of officer-involved shootings, felony strangulation investigation and prosecution, the forensic evaluation of gunshot wounds, forensic toxicology, injury mechanisms, and the reconstruction of motor vehicle trauma.