Dr. Smith was born and raised in South Minneapolis and lives there currently with his wife and two sons. After high school he attended Minnesota Outward Bound Survival School, earned his private pilot’s license and completed a Twin Cities Marathon. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Philosophy BA in 1972 and an MD degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors in 1976. He was awarded a DeWitt Wallace, Readers Digest Traveling Medical Fellowship visiting Madagascar, Africa, Spring of 1976. He assisted in surgery and clinics for ten weeks at the Ejeda Lutheran Mission Hospital near Tulear Madagascar and the Manambaro Lutheran Mission Hospital near Fort Dauphin, Madagascar.
Traveling to Madagascar he back packed six weeks through Western Africa (Senegal, Liberia, Ivory Coast and Nigeria), the Congo Zaire, South Africa, Zanzibar, and Tanzania climbing Mount Kilamanjaro. Return travel from Madagascar was via Kenya, Ethiopa, Khartoum Sudan, and then over land by train across the Sahara desert and by river boat down the Nile through Egypt to Cairo. This was life’s great adventure.
He completed nine years of surgical residency training, finishing the University of Wisconsin – General Surgery 1982, University of Tennessee – Plastic Surgery
1984, and a Microvascular Surgery Fellowship at the Mecom Microsurgery Institute in Houston Texas, May 1985.
Dr. Smith passed his General Surgery boards in 1983 and his Plastic Surgery
boards (current) in 1986. He has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota 2000 – 2005 and an organizer and the treasurer of the Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has made several trips to Madagascar and New Guinea performing volunteer reconstructive surgery for cleft lip and palate, hand injuries and burn scars. Beside Plastic Surgery interests are wife, kids, church, brittany spaniels, lawn care, cooking, baking artisan breads, home fermented apple cider, genealogy, sailing Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands and visiting the Arrowhead country near Ely, MN. Family and kids are everything.
Dr. Smith is a member of the following professional societies:
- Alpha Omega Alpha – Honor Medical Society
- American College of Surgeons – FACS
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons – ASPS
- American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – ASAPS
- American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities – AAAASF
- Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons, inc. – MSPS
Dr Smith has plastic surgery privileges at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina. Proudly since 1989 nearly all cosmetic surgery has been performed at our very specialized AAAASF accredited on-site plastic surgery office OR facility. To keep a narrow focus, Dr Smith does absolutely only Cosmetic Plastic Surgery.
To meet with Dr. Smith to discuss your individual situation, call (952) 922-0895 and ask to schedule a free morning consultation.