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Ryan M. Smith

Dr. Smith is the Chief of Psychiatry and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry.  He leads the Division of Psychiatry as well as the UNECOM OMS-II Psychiatry Curriculum and is the clinical 3rd-year Discipline Chief of Psychatry.  He also is Immediate Past Chair of the COM Curriculum Committee (Curriculum Advisory Committee, CAC).  He is a Diplomat of the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (AOBNP) and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA), Federation of State Medical Boards (FFSMB), American College of Osteopathic Neuropsychiatrists (FACN), and of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (FNAOME).  He advises our Neuropsychiatry Club and also is co-Advisor for the Gold Humanism Award.  He was named 2014-2015 UNECOM Clinical Faculty Member of the Year as well as 2016 Maine Osteopathic Association Young Physician of the Year, and 2018 American Osteopathic Foundation's (AOF's) James Lally, DO, Emerging Leader of the Year.  He is Chair of the Department of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Clinical Neurosciences at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME) and previously was Examination Chair for COMAT Psychiatry.  He also serves on the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure as a Board Member.  He recently completed a Ph.D. in education and leadership in the health sciences, and is starting work on an MBA in Healthcare Administration.


M.B.A., Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration

Fisher College

Ph.D., Education and Leadership in the Health Sciences

University of the Cumberlands


M.Ed., Master of Education

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine


D.O., Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine


B.S., Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Stonehill College


Board Certifications and Licenses

Diplomate, American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, 2014

Board-Certified Psychiatrist, Certificate Expires 2024

Fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FFSMB)

Fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (FNAOME)

Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (FAPA)

Fellow of the American College of (Osteopathic) Neurologists and Psychiatrists (FACN)


Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 2010-2011

Harvard Hospital System




Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, 2011-2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


New Hampshire


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Yr 1 of 2), Maine Medical Center, 2013-2014

Maine Medical Center



Clinical Affiliations

Clinic Name

Director of Psychiatric Medicine, Eastport Health Care



Clinic Name

Physician-In-Charge, New Hampshire State Psychiatric Hospital


New Hampshire

Clinic Name

Department Chair, COMAT Psychiatry, and COMLEX-USA and COMAT Test Item Writer and National Faculty, National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, Inc. (NBOME)





Medical Education and Leadership

Electroconvulsive Therapy and other Somatic Treatments

Test Item Development and Cognitive Testing

College Student Mental Health

Rural Psychiatric Practice


Selected Publications


Jackson, F., Duane, E., Harmon, R., Kollar, R. A., Rainville, N. M., & Smith, R. M. (2019). Resources That Improve Medical Board Licensing Examination Performance. Cureus, 11(10), 1-28.


Mercadante, M. A., Kelly, C. B., Hamlin, T. A., Delle Chiaie, K. R., Drago, M. D., Duffy, K. K., Smith, R. M., ... & Hill, C. R. (2014). 1, 3-γ-Silyl-elimination in electron-deficient cationic systems. Chemical Science, 5(10), 3983-3994.


Pelotte, A. L., Smith, R. M., Ayestas, M., Dersch, C. M., Bilsky, E. J., Rothman, R. B., & Deveau, A. M. (2009). Design, synthesis, and characterization of 6β-naltrexol analogs, and their selectivity for in vitro opioid receptor subtypes. Bioorganic & medicinal chemistry letters, 19(10), 2811-2814.

Other Scholarly Activity

Several Poster Presentations around New England and Nationally.

Research Topics

Dr. Smith

Ryan M. Smith


D.O., M.Ed., Ph.D., F.A.P.A., F.F.S.M.B., F.N.A.O.M.E.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry

Chief of Psychiatry

co-Course Director of Osteopathic Medical Knowledge II A & B

System Manager of Psychiatry Course

Immediate Past Chair, Curriculum Committee

Biddeford Campus

Decary Hall

(207) 602-2456

On Campus

Eligible for Student Opportunities