Dr. Edward Smith, MD

Dr. Edward Smith, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 47
(13)
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Dr. Edward Smith, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Boston, MA. He is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years. Read his story

300 Longwood Ave

Boston, MA 02115

Contact Information

(617) 355-6008

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Dr. Smith's Experience

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Dr. Smith's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Smith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "I focus my practice on treating patients with cerebrovascular disease and brain tumors, with a particular focus on moyamoya syndrome, arteriovenous malformations and skull base tumors. Together with my colleagues at Boston Children's Hospital, we have developed world-class programs to treat these conditions through ongoing clinical innovation. Under the tutelage of Dr. R. Michael Scott, we have continued to refine a novel, cutting-edge surgery for children with moyamoya based on the procedure of pial synangiosis, pioneered by Dr. Scott here at Boston Children's. Surgery has proven to be the only effective long-term treatment for this disease and we are a global leader in treating children with this disorder. Our department heads one of the world's largest pediatric moyamoya programs, with 40 to 50 operations annually and more than 1,000 revascularization procedures performed overall. This high-volume international practice is mirrored throughout our department, particularly in regard to cerebrovascular malformations and brain tumors. This has enabled me and my colleagues to develop a number of important innovations, including advances in minimally invasive skull base endoscopic techniques in young children and new perioperative and surgical approaches for moyamoya and arteriovenous malformation patients. This clinical expertise has led to authoring a number of important guidelines and articles about these conditions. I have tried to work on a national level to drive research on pediatric neurosurgical diseases, including in my roles as former president of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgery, the current chair of the national research committee for the pediatric section of neurological surgery and the ethics committee of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery, while also lecturing and teaching nationally and internationally. This work is equally focused here at home. In 2014, together with my colleague and friend Darren Orbach, we founded the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Intervention Center—a first-of-its-kind program that integrates translational research into clinical efforts. This center includes a dedicated translational research fellowship to train clinician-scientists and a series of funded seed grants awarded to foster research in this area. Our center is a pilot program sponsored by the hospital designed to innovate paradigms of medical care partnered with research. My colleagues and I in the Center have created 3-D models of patients' brains and blood vessels to rehearse neurointerventional procedures in advance, an innovation that has been shown to save resources and—importantly—improve patient outcomes. Our goal is for our center to serve as a national leader to transform the way that care is delivered to children."

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Brain Aneurysms
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
10

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Epilepsy
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
3

Procedures

  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Dartmouth College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Columbia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Neurosurgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Boston Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
4.1
based on 13 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Smith's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Hyde Park, MA |
A great doctor with a kind bedside manner and humor. Made the right diagnosis and treatment. - Alosia
in Boston, MA |
Dr Smith performed a successful posterior fossa resection of our son's 4th ventricle tumor. He was kind, patient, thorough in explaining the procedure and its risks, careful (and measured) with follow-up. He kept anxious residents, fellows & out-patient support in-check. He is a consummate professional- balancing friendly time with the kids with "business." When he comes through on rounds- the whole floor feels his presence. The nurses also rave about him.
Contarina, RO |
Dr. Smith completely missed the diagnosis of my child. He kept telling us that his wife says he is often wrong but.... This time he was very wrong with disastrous consequences. Do not trust this man's judgement. It is completely lacking.
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Hospitals where Dr. Smith has admitting privileges

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Ave
Boston, MA 02115
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Dana - Farber Cancer Institute
450 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215
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