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About Sickkids
About SickKids

David Smith, MD, FRCSC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences

University of Toronto
Assistant Professor
Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences


Phone: 416-813-6525
Fax: 416-813-7040 (clinical)
Email: medoffice@dmsmith.ca

Brief Biography

Dr. Smith is a paediatric ophthalmologist and strabismologist. His practice focuses on the management of primary, secondary and tertiary care of patients with strabismus and ocular motor disorders, as well as general paediatric ophthalmology. He is a staff ophthalmologist at The Hospital for Sick Children, as well as the Humber River Regional Hospital-Finch Site. He is co-director of the orthoptics department at The Hospital for Sick Children and is a principle lecturer on strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology to University of Toronto medical students. He is also a principle lecturer to Ophthalmology Fellows in paediatric ophthalmology during their strabismus forums. He is co-chair of the strabismus rounds at The Hospital for Sick Children. He also has been a Visiting Professor at the Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital in Tianjin Chine since 2006. He holds many current memberships, such as the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Canadian Orthoptic Council, was a charter member of the American Association for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismology (AAPOS), the International Strabismological Association, and the Canadian Association of Paediatric Ophthalmologists.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Strabismus
  • General

Achievements

Certificate of Appreciation – Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin, China (2018)

Letter of Appreciation – Tianjin Ophthalmological Annual Meeting, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin, China (2013)

David Smith Educational Fund – Hospital for Sick Children, Dept of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (2012)

The HSC Ray Buncic Humanitarian Award – University of Toronto, Dept of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (2010)

The HSC Golden Suture Award – University of Toronto, Dept of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Residents (2007 & 2014)

Surgeon of the Year - Hospital for Sick Children – Dept of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences (2004)

J.S. Crawford Award for Excellence in Teaching - Dr. Smith is active in resident education and is actively involved in the yearly Jack Crawford Day, often lecturing and chairing the meeting. (1994/95)