Dr. Craig Smith, MD

Dr. Craig Smith, MD

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Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
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70 y/o
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Dr. Craig Smith, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

177 Fort Washington Ave # 435

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Test
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Test
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Smith's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Pericardial Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith treats Pericardial Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Smith treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bacterial Pericarditis
  • Chronic Constrictive Pericarditis
  • Pericarditis
  • Rheumatic Pericarditis
  • Uremic Pericarditis
  • Viral Pericarditis
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Smith performs Aortic Valve Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Smith performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Smith's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aneurysm
Aneurysm of Heart
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Valve Surgery
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiomegaly
Cardiomyopathy
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Tumors, Malignant
Impella Device
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Mitral Valve Surgery
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Secondary Hypertension
Septal Defect
Thoracentesis
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Thrombosis
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
Tricuspid Valve Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Ventricular Assist Device
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. 

Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1984
    Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Ny
    Fellowship Hospital
    1984
  • 1982
    Strong Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1982
  • 1979
    Strong Memorial Hospital, NY
    Internship Hospital
    1979
  • 1977
    Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    Medical School
    1977

Awards

Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Smith

4.2

Based on 19 reviews

5 Stars
78.94736842105263%
(15)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
5.2631578947368425%
(1)
1 Star
15.789473684210526%
(3)

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The absolute best. He spends time with you, makes you feel at ease and he is just wonderful. I recommend him to anyone who needs valve replacement or CABG.
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Amazing surgeon, He is a gift from God. Thank you Dr. Smith.. You make miracles happen.
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On Sept. 2, 2000, I had triple coronary bypass surgery, off pump, performed by Dr Smith. As I approach 15 1/2 years post surgery, I have had no post surgical or medical sequelae. My cardiac stress tests are absolutely normal. I take no cardiac medicines except for mild Antihypertensive...Read More
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Locations

Columbia University Medical Center Division of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery

New Patient?
(212) 235-1519

Insurance accepted

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

Aetna Test
Aetna Test HMO
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Test
Blue Card Test PPO
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO

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