About Dr. Craig Smith,
Heart Valve Surgeon
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.
13 Patient Reviews for
"I feel great after heart valve surgery. I'm very thankful for Dr. Smith and his team."
-- Barbara Walters, heart valve surgery patient
"Dr. Smith is my HERO. Woke with extremely little to no pain; haven't taken anything stronger than Tylenol. He came everyday, he's wonderful, outstanding surgeon. I'm two weeks post-op and although still tired, feel very good. He's the best of the best!!!"
-- Leslie Terjesen, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 02/19/2019
-- edward warshawer, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 03/14/2017
-- Linda Tamburrino, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 02/22/2017
-- 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
-- Charles Moser, Aortic Valve, 06/19/1996
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Aortic Valve
- Mitral Valve Repair
- Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Mitral Valve Repair
- Transmyocardial Laser Revascularization
- Adaption in Cardiac Transplantation
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. Craig Smith, heart surgeon, graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 1977.
After medical school, Dr. Smith completed his general surgery residency and a fellowship in vascular surgery at the University of Rochester. Then, following his completion of a cardiothoracic residency program at Columbia Presbyterian, Dr. Smith joined the faculty at Columbia in 1984.
During his career, Dr. Smith has received several awards, honors and distinctions within cardiac surgery including:
* Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Columbia. * "Practicioner of the Year" award in 2004. * "Heart of New York Award for Achievement in Cardiovascular Science & Medicine" in 2007. * Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Columbia.
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Page last updated: February 24, 2019