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Meet the Thyroid Program Physicians

Richard V. Smith, MD

Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Practice Specialty
Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
Medical Education
University of Vermont
Georgetown Unversity Hospital
Board Certified
Academic Title
Professor of Pathology and Surgery, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Vice Chairman, Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
Clinical Focus
Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Robotic Head and Neck Surgery, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, Minimally Invasive Head and Neck Surgery
Research Focus
His research focus is on identifying genetic and biologic aspects of head and neck cancer which correlate with a patient’s prognosis, the goal of which is to help determine the optimal treatment for an individual patient to maximize their chance of cure a
A graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency in otolaryngology at Georgetown University Hospital and School of Medicine. Dr. Smith has been recognized for his vast achievements in the field of otolaryngology. He is a recipient of the Byers Award for the best clinical research from the American Head and Neck Society, the Honor Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, and a four-time winner of the Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Otolaryngology. He has also been listed in Best Doctors in America, Top Doctors in New York by Castle Connolly and Top Doctor: New York Metro Area. He is also actively involved in numerous research projects studying cancers of the head and neck and is Co-Director of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract Research group at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.