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Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr. Alan I. Smith

Dr. Alan I. Smith

Lecturer in Surgery

Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon Programme
Coordinator DM General Surgery

FMS
Clinical Faculty (Phase II)

Bio

Dr Alan Smith graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) with the MBBS degree in 1996, and was awarded the Clinical Medal. He then went on to specialist training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Cave Hill and Mona campuses of the UWI, and completed his cardiothoracic fellowship at the State University of New York in 2008 and was awarded the DM Cardiothoracic Surgery degree in 2009. Dr Smith is a lecturer in surgery in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill Campus, the programme coordinator for the DM General Surgery programme and a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He is a fellow of the Caribbean College of Surgeons. He also serves as a reviewer for several international and regional journals. His main areas of interest are aortic surgery and minimally invasive thoracic procedures, and his research is mainly focused on clinical medicine.

Qualifications

  • DM Cardiothoracic Surgery (UWI) 2009
  • MBBS (UWI) 1996

Teaching Areas

  • Vascular surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Ethics

Publications

1.  Ahmed P, Khan AA, Smith A, Pagala M, Abrol S, Cunningham JN Jr, Vaynblat M. Expedient Pulmonary Embolectomy for Acute Pulmonary Embolism: Improved Outcomes. Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2008;7(4):591- 59

2.  Smith AI, Stroud R, Damiani P, Vaynblat M. Use of Argatroban for anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass in a patient with heparin allergy. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2008; 34: 1113-1114.

3.  Powlett CL, Smith AI, Harris A, Skeete DH-A. Primary Cardiac Angiosarcoma with Adrenal Metastasis. West Indian Medical Journal 2015 Sep; 64: 441-443. Smith A, Ramnarine I, Pinkney P. Evolution of Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Caribbean. International Journal of Surgery. 2019; (72): 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2019.05.012

4.  Smith A, Ramnarine I, Pinkney P. Evolution of Video Assisted Thoracic Surgery in the Caribbean. International Journal of Surgery. 2019; (72): 19-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijsu.2019.05.012

5.  Smith A. Axillary-Axillary Inter-Arterial Loop Bypass Graft for Haemodialysis Access. Journal of the Caribbean College of Surgeons 2021;(3): 10-12.

Keywords

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgery
Vascular Surgery


Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone: (246) 417-4694/4703/4264 Fax: (246) 438-9170 Email: fms@cavehill.uwi.edu