Donald Wood-Smith

Donald Wood-Smith, MD, FACS, FRCS is a Professor of Clinical Surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and an Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. He is also Chairman of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Wood-Smith was born in Sydney, Australia[citation needed] and educated at Newington College (1944–1947) [1] and the University of Sydney Medical School and the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland (Dr. Wood-Smith 2007).

Wood-Smith has been quoted in the press on issues related to cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8]


Publications & Articles

  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery. Rees TD & Wood-Smith D. W.B. Saunders Company, 1973.
  • Nursing Care of the Plastic Surgery Patient. Wood-Smith D & Porowski P. C.V. Mosby, 1970.
  • Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Converse JM (Ed.). W.B. Sanders Company, 1997. (Wrote multiple chapters).
  • Plastic Surgery. McCarthy JG (Ed.). W.B. Sanders Company, 1990. (Wrote multiple chapters).
  • Wider TM, Schwartz TH, Carmel PW, Wood-Smith D. Internal brain herniation in a patient with Apert's syndrome. Ann Plast Surg. 1995;34(4):420-3.
  • Wood-Smith D, Ascherman JA, Albom MJ. Reconstruction of acquired ear defects with transauricular flaps. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1995;95(1):173-5.
  • Wood-Smith D, Dicksheet S. Reconstruction of agenesis of the external nose secondary to congenital hypertelorism. Clin Plast Surg. 1981;8(3):615-8.
  • Coccaro PJ, McCarthy JG, Epstein FJ, Wood-Smith D, Converse JM. Early and late surgery in craniofacial dysostosis – A longitudinal cephalometric study. Am J Orthod. 1980;77(4):421-36.
  • Wood-Smith D, Epstein F, Morello D. Transcranial decompression of the optic nerve in the osseous canal in Crouzon's disease. Clin Plast Surg. 1976;3(4):621-3.
  • Wood-Smith D. History of plastic and reconstructive surgery. J Dermatol Surg. 1975;1(1):45-6.
  • Converse JM, McCarthy JG, Wood-Smith D. Orbital hypotelorism pathogenesis associated facio-cerebral anomalies, surgical correction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1975;56(4):389-94.
  • Epstein F, Wood-Smith D, Converse JM, Benjamin MV, Becker MH, Ronsohoff J. Radical one-stage correction of craniofacial anomalies. J Neurosurg. 1975;42(5):522-9.
  • Converse JJ, Wood-Smith D, McCarthy JG. Report on a series of 50 craniofacial operations. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1975;55(3):283-93.
  • Converse JM, Smith B, Wood-Smith D. Deformities of the midface resulting from malunited orbital and naso-orbital fractures. Clin Plast Surg. 1975;2(1):107-30.
  • Epstein F, Ransohoff J, Wood-Smith D, Converse JM. Correction of ocular hypertelorism. Child's Brain 1975;1(4):228-35.
  • Converse JM, Wood-Smith D, McCarthy JG, Coccaro PJ, Becker MH. Bilateral facial microsomia – Diagnosis, classification, treatment. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1974;54(4):413-23.
  • Wood-Smith D, Dey DL. Australian experience in craniofacial osteotomy for facial deformity. Aust N Z J Surg. 1974;44(4):382-7.
  • Bernard RW, Casson PR, Wood-Smith D, Converse JM. Dental disease – Cutaneous manifestations. N Y State J Med. 1974;74(9):1612-4.
  • Converse JM, Wood-Smith D, McCarthy JG, Coccaro PJ. Craniofacial surgery. N Y Clin Plast Surg. 1974;1(3):499-557.
  • Converse JM, Coccaro PJ, Wood-Smith D. Hemifacial microsomia (dysostosis otomandibularis). Fortschr Kiefer Gesichtschir. 1974;18:53-63.
  • Converse JJ, Firmin F, Wood-Smith D, Friedland JA. Clinical Note: The conjunctival approach in orbital fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1973;52(6):656-7.
  • Converse JJ, Wood-Smith D. Craniofacial surgery for ocular hypertelorism and craniofacial stenosis. Trans. Amer Acad Ophthalmol & Otolaryngol 1973;77(5):352-67.
  • Converse JM, Horowitz SL, Coccaro PJ, Wood-Smith D. The corrective treatment of the skeletal asymmetry in hemifacial microsomia. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1973;52(3):221-32.
  • Converse JM, Coccaro PJ, Becker M, Wood-Smith D. On hemifacial microsomia – The first and second branchial arch syndrome. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1973;51(3):268-79.
  • Converse JM, Wood-Smith D. A new technique for the correction of orbital hypertelorism. Laryngoscope 1972;82(8):1455-62.
  • Wood-Smith D, Converse JM. The lop ear deformity. Surg Clin North Am. 1971;51(2):417-27.
  • Rees TD, Krupp S, Wood-Smith D. Secondary rhinoplasty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1970;46(4):332-40.
  • Briggs RM, Wood-Smith D. A simple technique for intermaxillary fixation – Rapid simple immobilization of the mandible. Surg Gynecol Obstet. 1969;129(6):1270-4.
  • Rees TD, Wood-Smith D, Converse JM. Electromyographic evaluation of submucous cleft palate – a possible aid to operative planning. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1967;40(6):592-4.
  • Converse JM, Smith B, Obear MF, Wood-Smith D. Orbital blowout fractures – A ten-year survey. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1967;39(1):20-36.


External links


  1. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pg 183
  2. ^ “Face-lift, will travel; overseas clients flock to NY for cosmetic surgery”, Gale Scott, Crain’s New York Business, 25 Jul 2005, Pg 2
  3. ^ “The Lowdown; Brow-lifts”, Wendy Lewis, Sunday Times (London), 26 Jan 2003, Pg 31
  4. ^ “So what’s wrong with wrinkles?”, Nicki Daniels, The Times (London), 12 Nov 2002, Pg 8
  5. ^ “Paying through the nose, the chinless wonders”, Daily Mail (London), 14 May 2001, Pg 34
  6. ^ “Wall St.’s Wannabe Studs Taking Surgery on the Chin”, Hallie Levine, The New York Post, 13 May 2001
  7. ^ “Are you making your skin sick”, Hallie Levine, Cosmopolitan, 1 Jan 2001
  8. ^ “T&C’s Directory of Top Cosmetic Surgeons in the U.S.”, Beth Weinhouse, Town & Country, 1 Mar 1999, Pg 159

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