Dr. Smith, UW assistant professor of cardiothoracic surgery, specializes in treating cardiac diseases through surgical intervention. He performs aortic and mitral valve surgery, transcatheter valve replacement, coronary revascularization and specializes in heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support.
Dr. Smith graduated from Baylor University and earned his medical degree from Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University. After finishing his general and thoracic surgery residencies at Loyola University, he completed his fellowship in thoracic transplant and mechanical circulatory support at Stanford University.
Patient Care Philosophy
I believe that open communication between providers and patients is essential to maximize therapeutic outcomes. I work to establish a strong connection with patients and families in order to promote positive experiences.
Dr. Smith’s clinical focus is on valvular heart disease, coronary revascularization, and advanced heart failure. He performs both traditional and transcatheter valve replacements and is interested in emerging valve therapies. His work with patients who have advanced heart failure includes heart pumps, such as left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), as well as heart transplants.
He treats patients with a variety of cardiac diagnoses who need surgical cardiac intervention. Patients see Dr. Smith for advanced heart failure, coronary artery disease, and valvular disease, including aortic valve stenosis, aortic regurgitation, mitral valve stenosis, and mitral regurgitation.
Emerging valve technology; heart transplant organ preservation; and artificial heart pumps.
|Loyola University Medical Center||Fellowship|
|Loyola University, Stritch SOM||Medical education||2002|
|Loyola University Medical Center||Internship|
|Loyola University Medical Center||Residency|
|MD||Loyola University, Stritch SOM||2002|