Hello! My name is Dr. Craig Smith and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1977. To date, I have performed approximately 3,500 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,275 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is nearly 3 decades of experience with simple and complex valve disease.
"I feel great after heart valve surgery. I'm very thankful for Dr. Smith and his team."
-- Barbara Walters, heart valve surgery patient
"My valve repair was successful. However, I developed complications and eight days later I was rushed back into surgery. Dr. Craig Smith and his team saved my life. "
-- Roy Cohen, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/21/2011
-- Joseph P. Maniscalco, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 07/12/2011
-- Stephan Taranko, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 02/22/2010
-- Anne McCormick, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/29/2009
-- Bill Cahill, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, 04/29/2009
-- M Lavin, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 12/08/2008
-- Bob Pratt, Aortic Valve, Valve Repair, Root Replacement, 07/28/2008
-- Gary Poltorak, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 01/29/2008
-- Darrell Yamashiro, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 12/11/2007
Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
Dr. Craig Smith, heart surgeon, graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1977.