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Virgil Smirnow, American publisher, consultant.


Smirnow, Virgil was born on September 26, 1918 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States. Son of Louis Mayer and Cecilia Dorothy (Phillips) Smirnow.


Bachelor, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1939. Doctor of Public Health, Pacific Western University, 1994.


Founder, senior professional associate, Virgil Smirnow Associations, Bethesda, Maryland., since 1947;public, Nephrology Resource Director, Lexington, Kentucky, since 1984;general partner, public, Health Information Library., Lexington, since 1992. Author, speaker, conference coordinator Very Special Arts, Bethesda, since 1942. Arbitrator American Arbitration Association, Washington, since 1958.

Personnel specialist Executive Office of President, Washington, 1942-1947. National affairs editor Dialysis and Transplantation, Van Nuys, California, since 1976. National legislation consultant Baxter Healthcare, Inc., Deerfield, Illinois, 1965-1976.

Executive director White House Federal Svc. Campaign, Washington, 1960-1974. National capital area director National Kidney Foundation, Washington, 1960-1972.

Legislation and organization consultant American Kidney Fund, Bethesda, 1976-1983. Member, consultant United Network for Organ Sharing, Richmond, Virginia, 1987-1990. Designer Mobile Transplant Laboratory, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington.

Advisory director District of Columbia National Bank, Washington, 1965-1971.


Founding member, consultant President' Committee for Employment of Handicapped, 1945-1989. Founder Federal and Military Personnel Health Fairs, 1964-1974, National Organization for State Kidney Programs, National Service Foundation for Handicapped, Washington. Organizer National Art Contests for the Handicapped, Washington, 1950-1955.

Organizer Combined Health Appeal of National Capital Area. Founding chairman National Dialysis Committee, New York City. Member speakers panel Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, since 1985.

Member leader's council National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, Washington, since 1990. Member Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia) Foundation, since 1992. Member District of Columbia Rehabilitation Association (president 1967-1969), DAV (organizer national contest for improved wheelchair design).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: photography, gardening, fishing, travel, architecture.


Married Beatrice Shirley Shientag, June 26, 1918. Children: Eric, Jed Lewis.

Louis Mayer Smirnow

Cecilia Dorothy (Phillips) Smirnow

Beatrice Shirley Shientag

Eric Smirnow

Jed Lewis Smirnow