Arthur D. Smith, M.D. graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1977 he immigrated to the United States and worked in the Department of Urology at the University of Minnesota. While working there he and Ralph Clayman developed the concept of Endourology.
In 1982 he accepted the position of Chairman of Urology at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center..In 1983 he founded the Endourology Society and was the President for the first 25 years. He is often referred to as the "father of Endourology". Together with Dr. Ralph Clayman he started the Journal of Endourology and they continue to be the present editors.
Dr. Smith has published over 500 papers and chapters, produced over 100 medical movies and lectured and operated at many institutions around the world. He has received several International awards including an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, honorary membership of the British, Peruvian, Dutch, South African, United Arab Emirates international societies. Nationally he has received the following:
Valentine Award Academy of Medicine......3-21-90.
Dornier Research Award 5-8-1996...AUA
Distinguished Contribution Award........AUA 6-2-1998
Hugh Hampton Young Award AUA 5-24-2006
Life-time Achievement Award AUA ...5-18-2011
Life-time Achievement Award.. Endourology Society October 2013
Lifetime Achievement Award..Society International Urology Astellas Award Melbourne 2015
Lifetime Achievement Award. Japanese Endourology Society 11-12-2008
Lifetime Achievement Award....Mt.Sinai Hospital 9-6-2017
“Harry Spence” award from AAGUS 2018.
His textbook "Smith's textbook of Endourology" is recognized internationally as the major text on the subject. He is the founding President of Videourology and this organization has annual meetings which he has arranged for over 25 years.
He has conducted an Instructive Course on various aspects of Endourology at the National AUA meeting virtually every year since 1980 to the present.
Dr. Smith remains in active clinical practice at the Arthur Smith Institute of Urology.
Monday, May 6
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