Dr Howard Smith has more than 30 years of experience in reproductive endocrinology and infertility medicine. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with honours, and then trained as a specialist physician in endocrinology becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP). He completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the John Curtin School of Medical Research in Canberra before joining Westmead Hospital in 1980.
Dr Smith assisted in establishing the Infertility Clinical Service at Westmead Hospital, which developed into Westmead Fertility Centre in 1984 and gained experience in many aspects of fertility while working in London in 1988/9. Dr Smith has a special interest and extensive experience in the treatment of subfertility, particularly associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and disorders of the pituitary gland causing fertility problems in both sexes. Dr Smith has a caring and supportive approach to treatment and has helped thousands of couples and individuals achieve their dream of taking home a healthy baby.
Dr Smith has a longstanding teaching and mentoring role of medical and postgraduate students and has trained many of Australia’s current leading fertility specialists. He is dedicated to ongoing professional development, presenting at national and international forums and published and reviewed numerous medical journal publications.