Faculty Profile

Dr. Richard V. Smith, M.D.

Richard V. Smith, M.D.

Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Professor, Department of Surgery

Professor, Department of Pathology

Vice Chair, Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Professional Interests

Dr. Smith, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat, or ENT, doctor) and head and neck surgeon, is actively involved in numerous research projects studying cancers of the head and neck. His research focuses is on identifying genetic and biologic aspects of such cancers that correlate with a patient’s prognosis. His goal is to help determine the optimal treatment for an individual patient, to maximize their chance of cure and minimize treatment-related side effects. In addition, his clinical investigation has focused on developing new techniques in transoral surgery, a less invasive form of surgery through which the surgeon gains access through the mouth. At the same time, he seeks to assess the quality of life benefits for such treatments.

Dr. Smith’s service to professional medical societies includes serving as president of the New York Head and Neck Society and president of the New York Laryngological Society.

Selected Publications

Publications available through PubMed link


Complications in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, 2nd Edition, eds. Eisele D, Smith RV. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2008.

The Larynx, eds. Fried MP, Ferlito A, Rinaldo A, Smith RV. Plural, San Diego. 2009.

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