Richard V. Smith, MD
- Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
- Practice Specialty
- Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT)
- Medical Education
- University of Vermont
- Georgetown Unversity Hospital
- Main Location
- Administrative Title
- Interim Chair
Richard V. Smith, MD, FACS, is an Attending Physician in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Director of the Head and Neck Service for the Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care. He is also a Professor of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Pathology and Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical focus is on head and neck surgery, including transoral robotic and laser surgery for throat and larynx cancer, salivary gland, thyroid, and parathyroid surgery.
Dr. Smith received his Bachelor of Arts in 1984 at Middlebury College. In 1990, he received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He completed an internship in Surgery, followed by a residency in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital.
Dr. Smith’s research focuses on genetic changes (and how these affect treatment) and quality of life issues in head and neck cancer, and on surgical education and simulation. His work has been published in numerous journals, books, and reviews, and presented internationally at lectures and meetings.
From 2009 to 2019, Dr. Smith has been listed as one of New Yorks Best Doctors in New York Magazine, and from 2010 to 2019 has been listed on New York Times Magazine’s list of Super Doctors. He received the Children’s Humanitarian Award from the Children’s Tumor Foundation in 2007, has received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in 2010, a Presidential Citation from the American Head and Neck Society in 2011 and the Academic Achievement Award from the University of Vermont College of Medicine in 2015. Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and a member of many organizations, including the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American College of Surgeons and American Head and Neck Society.