Adiel Smith, M.D.
Adiel G. Smith, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) where he majored in Mechanical Engineering with a specialty in medical device design. He then worked for four years for a major medical device company, designing and helping to manufacture the first-ever drug-eluting cardiac stent. This experience motivated Dr. Smith to pursue a medical career. He received his M.D. degree from the University of Miami. While in medical school, Dr. Smith performed research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
After graduating from medical school, Dr. Smith completed an internship at the Albert Einstein Medical Center. He then performed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital—the oldest eye hospital in America. After residency, he entered a 2-year fellowship in Diseases of the Retina and Macula as well as Vitreoretinal Surgery at the Cole Eye Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Smith has authored numerous scientific peer-reviewed publications and has presented his research at both local and national ophthalmologic meetings. At the Cleveland Clinic, he has served as a sub-investigator for over a dozen clinical trials—many in the area of macular degeneration.
Dr. Smith is a diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, and the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology. Dr. Smith specializes in the medical and surgical treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, ocular inflammation and infections, macular holes, macular puckers, and retinal detachments. Dr. Smith routinely performs cataract surgery as well, often combined with retinal procedures.