Dr. Stephen Smith is a native Texan born and raised in Houston, Texas. He completed undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and economics at Rice University. After working as a consultant for Price Waterhouse he attended Tulane University School of Medicine. He spent five years in New Orleans completing an MD degree and an internship. He then completed training in ophthalmology at Northwestern University in Chicago and a retina fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston.
Dr. Smith is a board certified ophthalmologist. He worked for Texas Retina Associates in Lubbock, Texas prior to fulfilling a desire to move to Austin. He currently sees patients in Austin with diseases of the retina and vitreous. These include such conditions as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, vascular and hypertensive retinal problems, retina tears and detachment, epi-retinal membrane and macular holes.
When not practicing medicine Dr. Smith enjoys golf, tennis, biking and working on becoming proficient in Spanish.