David G. Smith, MD
Like many of you reading this, Dr. David Smith is a transplant to Alaska. The mystery of life and professional practice in the 49th state lured him like those before him. To this point, since he still has family and a vein practice in Ohio, he only provides part-time per month to VSA patients.
Dr. Smith’s primary training is in Cardiology, but he has morphed in to a very successful and experienced vein specialist. Prior to starting Smith Vein Institute in 2009 in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Smith had received his medical degree in 1991 from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Akron General Medical Center and his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at the world-renowned Mt. Sinai Medical Center and MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. He began his medical career as a staff cardiologist at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit prior to joining the staff at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
Dr. Smith’s goal has always been to provide the safest and most effective comprehensive treatment programs available, while offering the best in patient care and overall patient experience. Board certified in cardiovascular disease, this capable surgeon is also a diplomate of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine and is an RPVI Certified Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation. These certifications authenticate Dr. Smith’s special knowledge about diseases and treatments affecting blood vessels and lymph nodes.
His extensive experience in cardiovascular and venous disease enables him to perform a wide variety of specialized procedures treating varicose vein disease, including radiofrequency and endovenous laser ablations, ambulatory phlebectomy and ultrasound-guided sclerotherapy.