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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17 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

"Dr Craig Smith is the best of the best! I went to him to get a third aortic valve replacement. I was nervous about going for a third open heart surgery. The prior surgeries were done in New Jersey by another surgeon 2005 and 2012. Both were tissue valve replacements. In 2012, I required sternum removal and plating which added to the complexity of the surgery by Dr Smith.

After 10 hours on the operating room table, I ended up needing surgery on three heart valves. Dr Smith is god sent! Moreover, Dr Smith’s bedside manners are amazing. I was made to feel as if I was a member of his family. His professionalism is unmatched and is by far the best I’ve ever experienced. I was in and out of the hospital in only nine days!

I highly recommend Dr Smith!

Two years latter I feel great. To see me, you’d never know what I’ve been through. Thanks to Dr Smith I have a whole new lease on life!"

-- Francis Rempusheski, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 03/02/2020

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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 (516) 614-6698 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

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: May 10, 2022