Mayor and Council Office
Mayor Smith Joseph, D.O., Pharm.D.
Born in Saint-Louis-du-Nord, Haiti, Dr. Joseph completed his elementary and secondary studies in his native town. He relocated to Port-au-Prince, to pursue his undergraduate education. In 1979, Dr. Joseph and his family left Haiti to settle in Miami, Florida. Upon arrival to the United States, Dr. Joseph overcame his deficiencies with the English language while simultaneously pursing a diploma in Laboratory Technology
Dr. Joseph began employment as a Laboratory Technology Specialist with the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital (UM/JMH) and continued to work towards his dream of becoming a doctor by continuing his education. He went on to secure his Pharmacy Doctorate degree from Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU), and began his professional career as a registered pharmacist at Walgreen’s Pharmacy. He later accepted a position as a clinical pharmacist at Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, Florida. Even with a successful career as a clinical pharmacist, Dr. Joseph still had the burning desire to practice medicine. In 1994, he enrolled in Medical School at Nova Southeastern University. Upon graduating with his doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 1998, he completed his residency at Grady Memorial Hospital/Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Upon receiving his certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, he opened his medical practice on West Dixie Highway in the heart of North Miami.
Associate Degree, Science – Miami Dade Community College
Doctorate Degree, Pharmacy–Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU)
Doctoral Degree, Osteopathic Medicine – Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL
While still in medical school, Dr. Smith Joseph organized an organization of Haitian-American professionals, the Society of Haitian American Professionals (SHAP) to provide support in the form of networking, leadership and training to South Florida’s growing population of Haitian-American professionals. He has served on the North Miami Community Redevelopment Agency Advisory Board and the City’s Quality Education Advisory Board.
Associations and Memberships
Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
North Miami Office of the Mayor and Council