Stephen M. Smith, M.D.


1985 A.B. – Duke University

Dr. Stephen M Smith

1989 M.D. – Yale University School of Medicine


1989-1991 Internal Medicine Residency, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

1992(Jan.-June) Internal Medicine Residency, St. Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ

1992-1995 Medical Staff Fellow in Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD

1995-1996 Post-Doc, Molecular Virology Section, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD

1996-1998 Research Scientist, Laboratory of Animal Models of AIDS, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, Tuxedo and Manhattan, NY

LICENSURE: New Jersey Medical License


1986       Part I of the National Board of Medical Examiners
1989       Part II of the National Board of Medical Examiners
1990       Part III of the National Board of Medical Examiners
1992       Board Certification Internal Medicine – 145346
1994       Board Certification Infectious Diseases – 145346
2004       Board Recertification Infectious Diseases – 145346


1998- 2009  Seton Hall School of Graduate Medical Education- Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine

1999- present  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health – Assistant Professor


1998- 2008: Program Director, Infectious Diseases, St. Michael’s Medical Center
2000- 2008: Chief, Infectious Diseases, Saint Michael’s Medical Center
2000- 2009: Medical Director, Peter Ho Memorial Clinic, Saint Michael’s Medical Center
2009-present: Executive Director and Founder, Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, East Orange, New Jersey
2009-present: Physician, ID Care, Hillsborough, New Jersey
2010-present: Member, Board of Trustees, Essex County Medical Society


1982 Phi Eta Sigma, Duke University
1982-1985 Dean’s List, Duke University
1985 Magna Cum Laude, Duke University
1989 Nicholas J. Giarman Prize for Outstanding Medical Student Thesis, Yale University
1999-2008 Seton Hall University, Committee on Graduate Medical Education
1999-2001 Academy of Medicine of New Jersey, Committee on Graduate Medical Education
2001-present Infection Control Committee, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
2001-present Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark New Jersey
2001-present Newark E.M.A. Care and Treatment Committee, Ryan White Title I Network
2004-present New York Metro Area Top Doctor Award, Castle Connolly, Category of Infectious Diseases
2005-present AIDS Drug Distribution Program of New Jersey, Advisory Committee
2006-present New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, Infectious Diseases Consultant
2008-present Newark E.M.A. HIV Health Services Planning Council Member, Ryan White Part A Network
2009-2010 Trustee, North Ward Center, Newark, New Jersey
2010-present Trustee, Essex County Medical Society, Verona, New Jersey


1996-present: Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey
1996-present: Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, New Jersey
2010-present: East Orange General Hospital, East Orange, New Jersey


Infectious Diseases Society of America
Infectious Diseases Society of New Jersey
Infectious Diseases Society of New York
American Society of Microbiology
American Association for the Advancement of Sciences


Inventor, U.S. Patent number 6,541,003, Conditionally controlled attenuated HIV vaccine.
Inventor, U.S. Patent number 6,521,739, Complete genome sequence of a simian immunodeficiency virus from a red-capped mangabey


Elusys Scientific Advisory Board- 2005-2008
Peregrine Scientific Advisory Board- 2005-present
Koronis Clinical Advisory Board- 2006-present

Enrique Miguel S. Unson, MD

Dr Unson joined the staff of The Smith Center in March of 2018.  After attending school in the Philippines, he completed his Residency at Jersey City Medical Center in Internal Medicine and his Fellowship at Rutgers- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Infectious Disease. Dr Unson possesses licenses in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease. His research, work experience and expertise focus on Infectious Disease.


June 2017- February 2018

Infectious Disease Physician, Per Diem

Deborah Heart and Lung Center

Browns Mills, New Jersey


July 2016- February 2018

Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Columbus Regional Health

Columbus, Indiana


May 2016- July 2017

Hospitalist, Internal Medicine

Southern Maine Medical Center

Biddeford, Maine



2004 AB- University of the Philippines

2009 MD- University of the Philippines

Dr. Manuel SanchezManuel Sanchez, M.D.

Dr. Sanchez has been a practicing psychiatrist for over 20 years. He specializes in HIV-related mental health issues and has been actively involved in the Newark area HIV positive community for the past 15 years.

He evaluates every Smith Center patient upon intake and contributes a wealth of experience to the Smith Center mission.