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...

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15 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Smith

Patient Review of Dr. Craig Smith

"I feel great after heart valve surgery. I'm very thankful for Dr. Smith and his team."

-- Barbara Walters, heart valve surgery patient

"I did months of research to find my heart surgeon because I knew that I needed at least 2 valve replacements in the same surgery.

Dr. Smith's name rose right to the top, and afternoon speaking with his wonderful assistant, Dana Reed, I knew he was the one!

I went to New York City to meet with him and became even more confident after the consultation. He said that I would need the aortic and mitral valve replaced and that he could probably do a repair on the tricuspid.

Two weeks later, I was admitted for surgery. Many people have a hard time believing this, but when I awakened from surgery I thought that I was still waiting for it! I asked the nurse when it would be and she said "Two days ago!" This was a shock and a wonderful surprise! I was elated to be alive and not even feel as though I had been through a surgery. A week later, after great nursing care, I was driven home where I recovered very well. I had almost no pain, except when sneezing, and only took Tylenol.

Dr. Smith is terrific and he has a great team at Columbia University Medical Center / NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital!"

-- Kathleen Conklin, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 06/05/2019

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My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

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.

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Craig Smith, MD

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Smith, you can:

  • Call (866) 306-8461 right now
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The office of Dr. Smith is located at 177 Fort Washington Ave, New York, NY 10032. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.

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Page last updated: December 1, 2020