Dr. Jonathan C. Smith received his medical degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He then went on to complete a General Surgery internship and an Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh. While at the University of Pittsburgh Dr. Smith trained under world famous Head and Neck Surgeons, Dr. Eugene Myers and Dr. Jonas Johnson, both past presidents of the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
At the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Smith distinguished himself not only for his excellent clinical and surgical skills, but also for his contributions to research in the field of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Smith currently has over a dozen articles and two book chapters on topics including the management and treatment of thyroid tumors, parathyroid surgery, neck cysts, laryngeal cancer, and head and neck reconstruction.
Dr. Smith is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and a member of this society. Dr. Smith is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the New York Head and Neck Society and the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. He is certified by the American College of Surgeons in Ultrasonography of the Head and Neck, specializing in the thyroid. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Smith served as a member of the Einstein Council of the Montefiore Medical Center in 2008 and he has been serving as a member of the Montefiore Medical Executive Committee since 2009. Dr. Smith enjoys teaching Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residents and medical students and has given many Grand Rounds and resident lecture at Montefiore. Dr. Smith was selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor, and one of the Top Doctors: New York Metro Area in Otolaryngology, for 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Dr. Smith's interests include minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery, head and neck surgery, thyroid and parathyroid endocrine surgery, and salivary gland surgery.
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Published On: 07/20/2011
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I am a retired dectective with 29 years in the NYPD and was diagnosed with tonsil cancer after working at ground zero. While under his care Dr. Smtih treated me as one of his own family member he displayed empathy compassion and honesty during and after my neck surgery that he performed. Words cannot begin to express my feelings when it comes to him. It was a very difficult and dark time for me. Even now he is still holding my hand on my follow-up visits. To tell you the truth I would follow him over a cliff if that's what he thought to be best (smile). Dr. Smith was God sent and I am truly blessed.
10/19/2010 F. DeCastro
In 2003 I was suffering from severe headaches. Additionally I was experiencing intense pain on one side of my face. Dr Jonathan Smith patiently asked me several questions regarding this condition. Dr. Smith concluded that I was suffering from Cluster headaches. At the time this condition was not widely known. Within two hours from my visit with Dr Smith and the prescription he provided my cluster headaches were manageable. Dr. Smith took the time to ask the right questions and had the knowledge to diagnose my problem. No other doctor before him was able to diagnose my condition. Subsequently my entire family have seen Dr Smith for their medical issues and enjoyed the same results. Dr Smith is personableand demonstrates professionalism and most importantly to the highest degree knowledgeable in his field.
For years my sister lived with a large mass that grew and grew depleting her energy self-esteem and quality of life. My sister stopped looking at herself in the mirror and contemplated suicide. Then a co-worker told my mom about a head and neck surgeon name Dr. Jonathan Smith who specializes in tumors of the head and neck. My sister had no idea that the day she and my mom met with Dr. Smith that the lives of our entire family would change forever. Dr. Smith worked on my sister for what seemed like half the day. The incision went from her ear canal up and behind her ear and down making the scar nearly invisible. When she wears her hair down it’s really hard to notice. She had no complications and we all found Dr. Smith to be clear willing to spend the time to explain the surgery to my sister and our family and he was very accessible. My sister got married two months ago. Thank you Dr. Jonathan Smith.