Darin S. Smith, M.D.

Education – Undergraduate Indiana University
B. A. double major, biology and chemistry
1986-1990
Bloomington.,IN
Medical Duke University
1990-1994, M.D.
Durham, NC
Internship Roanoke Memorial Hospital
1994-1995
Roanoke VA
Residency
(ophthalmology)
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Parkland Memorial Hospital
1995-1998
Dallas, TX
Board Certification
and Licensure
American Board of Ophthalmology
Memberships American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Areas of Expertise Laser Refractive Surgery for Myopia, Hyperopia, and Astigmatism
Cataract Surgery
Honors and Awards  National Society to Prevent Blindness-Flight for Sight Student Fellowship, 1992-1993Graduation with Highest Distinction (Class Rank #7 of 1538) РIndiana University, 1990Phi Beta Kappa РIndiana University, 1990Distinguished Alumni Service Award РIndiana University, 1989

Highest G.P.A. award – Theta Chi Fraternity, 1986-1990

Research Experience  1992-1993, Department of Ophthalmology, Duke University, The effect of Platelet Activation Factor (PAF) on Retinal Microvasculature, Diane Hatchell, Ph.D.
Additional Certifications and Advanced Training Certificate of Achievement: C-LASIK Lamellar Refractive Surgery VISX Excimer Laser System/PRK
 
Excimer PRK Training (VISX, 1997)CustomVue Certification (VISX, 2003)CustomVue Fourier Wavefront (VISX, 2004)CustomVue Hyperopia and Hyperopic Astigmatism (VISX, 2004)

CustomVue Mixed Astigmatism (VISX, 2005)

CustomVue Iris Registraion (VISX, 2006)

Intralase (Intralase, 2007)Visian ICL/Staar Surgical Certification (2007)

Manuscripts Smith DS, et. Al., “Foldable Acrylic (Acrysof) Intraocular Lenses in the Treatment of Pediatric Aphakia” Published in a departmental publication for Southwestern Medical School, June 1997.Smith DS; Whitson J: “Local Trusopt Prescribing Habits and Subjective Experience of Efficacy.” Published in a departmental publication for Southwestern Medical School, June 1996.Smith DS; Saloupis P; Davis J; Hatchell D; “The effect of Intravitreal Platelet Activating Factor (PAF) on Retinal Microvasculature.” Experimental Eye Research 59: 425-432, 1994.
Presentations “Foldable Acrylic (Acrysof) Intraocular Lenses in the Treatment of Pediatric Aphakia” ARVO poster presentation May 1997, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Ophthalmology Alumni Day, June 1997.”Local Truscopt Prescribing Habits and Subjective Experience of Efficacy” University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Ophthalmology Alumni Day, June 1996.”Breakdown of the Blood-Retina Barrier by Platelet Activating Factor” Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), 1994 (poster); Duke University AOA Research Forum, April 1994.”Does Intravitreal Platelet Activating Factor (PAV) Cause as Increase in Retinal Microvasculature Permeability?” Duke University Eye Center Research Forum, 1993.
Hobbies & Interests Church Activities, Mountain Biking, Jogging, Weight Lifting