Arthur D. Smith, M.D.  graduated from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He completed a residency in General Surgery followed by a residency in Urology. In 1977 he immigrated to the United States and worked in the Department of Urology at the University of Minnesota. While working there he and Ralph Clayman developed the concept of Endourology.
 In 1982 he accepted the position of Chairman of Urology at the Long Island Medical Centre. Shortly thereafter he founded the Endourology Society in 1983 and was the President for the first 25 years. He is often referred to as the “father of Endourology”. Together with Dr. Ralph Clayman he started the Journal of Endourology and they continue to be the present editors.

Dr. Smith has published nearly 500 papers and chapters, produced over 100 medical movies and lectured and operated at many institutions around the world. This has resulted in many awards including an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens, honorary membership of the British Urology Society, Peruvian, Dutch, South African, the United Arab Emirates and other societies. His textbook “Smith’s textbook of Endourology” is recognized internationally as the major text on the subject. He is the founding President of Videourology and this organization has had annual meetings which he has arranged for over 25 years.

Clinically he has been recognized in Best Doctors in New York and Best Doctors in the United States for many years.

Recently Dr. Smith gave up the administrative position of Chairman of the Department of Urology at Long Island Jewish Medical Center but remains in active clinical practice at the Arthur Smith Institute of Urology