- Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
- Residency: Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School
- Fellowship: Glaucoma, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
In addition to Dr. Smith’s medical training as an ophthalmologist and glaucoma sub-specialist, he is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he earned a Master of Public Health degree with emphasis on epidemiology, clinical study design, and biostatistics. After completion of his medical training, he spent 4 years on the medical staff and as Associate Director of Research at the King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. In 2000, he joined the faculty of the Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland Clinic. In 2008, he was appointed the Edward S. Harkness Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology and director of the glaucoma service at Columbia University in New York City. In addition to maintaining an active practice as a cataract and glaucoma surgeon, Dr. Smith has conducted research in a wide range of areas in ophthalmology including cataract prevention, and glaucoma diagnosis and treatment. He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications and textbooks, and has been invited to speak at ophthalmology conferences worldwide.