J. Michael Smith, MD
J. Michael Smith, MD
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
The Christ Hospital Physicians - Heart & Vascular
5 out of 5 Stars 166 Ratings
Accepting New Patients

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Treatments, Conditions and Areas of Interest

This list is a summary of the services provided by this physician. For a full list of services, please call the office directly at 513-206-1170.

  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery
  • Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation and IST (Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia)
  • Mitral and Aortic Valve Repair
  • Ross Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
  • Transcatheter Valve Surgery
  • Medical Missions

About J. Michael Smith, MD

The Christ Hospital Health Network is honoring its commitment to providing the best heart care in Greater Cincinnati with the addition of world-renowned cardiac surgeon J. Michael Smith, MD, a pioneer in the development of Robotic cardiac surgery. Dr. Smith joins our Network after an illustrious career as a cardiac surgeon at Good Samaritan Hospital and, more recently, in the TriHealth healthcare system. Dr. Smith serves as Network Medical Director of the Cardiovascular and Mitral Valve Surgery Program and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgical Research for The Carl and Edyth Lindner Research Center at The Christ Hospital Health Network. Dr. Smith will also hold the Castellini Foundation Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery at The Christ Hospital Health Network. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to join this well-respected, world-class heart team, and I am excited to start collaborating and providing the best care to this community, “said Dr. Smith. “My mission to improve the lives of others, through ongoing research and great patient care, completely aligns with that of the heart program and The Christ Hospital Health Network, and I am excited to do great things together.” “This is a great opportunity for J. Michael Smith, The Christ Hospital, and most of all, for the Cincinnati community. This “marriage” provides a tremendous resource to the region. J. Michael Smith is a gifted surgical talent, a scholar and a gentleman,” said Dean Kereiakes, M.D., Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Heart and Vascular Center and The Christ Hospital Research Institute. “Dr. Smith has worked with most of our physicians over the past 20 years and has the ringing endorsement of every single one,” said Dr. Chung, Medical Director of the Heart and Vascular Program. “Similarly, his relationships with patients is beyond reproach. He is a consummate professional and team player, builder of programs, and together we plan to further elevate cardiovascular care in the region.” Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Smith’s scope of service includes robotic-assisted cardiac surgery, coronary bypass surgery, valve repair or replacement, and the MAZE procedure for atrial fibrillation. Dr. Smith has authored numerous scientific publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, and he has lectured on advances in robotic cardiovascular surgery at national as well as international medical conferences. Dr. Smith received the Cincinnati Business Courier Health Care Heroes Award for Innovation and the Lifetime Achievement Award from Good Samaritan Hospital in 2011, and he has been recognized as a “Top Doctor” by Cincinnati Magazine for the last 19 years.

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Gender: Male

Board Certification: Am Bd of Surgery (Surgery), Am Bd of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)

Education: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Professional Education

Languages Spoken: English

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Reviews & Ratings

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Reviewed on February 29, 2024

I couldn't ask for a better surgeon. Dr. Smith involved me in my care, listened, was patient and overall one of the best providers I have ever seen.

Reviewed on February 23, 2024

I liked speaking with Dr Smith. He was very knowledgeable and helpful to me.

Reviewed on February 09, 2024


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