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First, let me thank you for taking the time to visit my website. I hope you have found it informative and interesting. I would like to thank Tanya Jacobson and her staff at Steward Marketing for their outstanding work in producing the current website. This portion of the site is intended for you to learn a bit more about me. I am fortunate to have a job that allows me to come in contact with a myriad of people, all of whom have a story to tell. Well this is my story and I hope you find it interesting.

 

I am the eldest of four children. My parents Joe and Opal Smith were chemistry and mathematics majors at Prairie View A&M University. Coincidentally, he was named “Most Popular” and she was Miss Prairie View 1954. They both shaped my personality and because of their majors, math and science were my strongest subjects. While attending David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas I excelled in football as a quarterback /safety. If the school sounds familiar it is because it is the school featured in the film Friday Night Lights. I also found success in the classroom serving as president of the Nation Honor Society and Student Council. My greatest accomplishment was winning the Dallas Morning News Teenage Citizenship Tribute Award given to the most outstanding senior in Dallas and surrounding counties. The night of the award I had a track meet and after running the 300 hurdles I had to grab my things and run to the car to head home take a shower and attend the banquet a few minutes late only to win the award over some very strong candidates.

 

My artistic side developed in drafting class where I placed in several city wide home design competitions. I also worked as a junior draftsman at Dresser Industries during the summers. These and other experiences helped mold and develop my attention to details.

 

I attended The University of Michigan on a football scholarship (‘78-‘81) because they were ranked top 10 in pre-medical studies and football. I then chose to return home to Texas for medical school at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. I also completed my residency there in otolaryngology becoming the first and currently the only African-American to do so. I was also the first of my race to be selected and complete a facial plastic surgery fellowship at the McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic. Overall, my training was an excellent preparation for my career.

 

My medical practice includes facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology and has been located in the Texas Medical Center since 1993. My areas of interest include sinus surgery, migraine –type headache treatment related to sinus, allergy and deviated septum as the cause. The migraine cure is a passion of mine because I can perform a simple 20 minute procedure and give relief to someone who has suffered for years. My facial expertise includes facelift, eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty. My philosophy is to treat each patient as I would a family member while focusing on educating them on all aspects of care. I have hospital privileges at Hermann Memorial Hospital and I am affiliated with several outpatient surgery centers (Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, Palladium for Surgery and Hospital for Specialized Surgery).

 

Of course I am not all work. I sincerely believe in life balance by working hard and playing hard. When I play it is usually golf because it allows me to unwind not by only hitting a little white ball around the course but because I can also gain an appreciation for nature and the outdoors. I am currently a single handicap and since 1993 I have organized local MLK and Juneteenth golf tournaments for my golf buddies. Since 1996 I have been a member of a prestigious nationwide golf club, The Nomads which requires you to be placed on a wait list before admission. In 2004 I had an awesome amateur golf experience. That summer I auditioned and was selected from 400 other golfers to compete in CBS Golf’s Ultimate Road Trip. I was part of a four person team that traveled across the country playing one hole on 18 different PGA courses. We traveled in a motor coach traversing 12 states, 5500 miles in 9 days from New York to Pebble Beach. We were strapped to microphones with cameras rolling as we competed against another team traveling in the opposite direction. The show aired on CBS and my team won with the lowest cumulative score allowing us to attend the2005 Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament. That same year I won a local BMW tournament and my score held up against 1500 contestants nationwide and allowed me to participate in the largest amateur golf tournament, The BMW World Cup, in Sydney Australia. I represented the United States with two other teammates and competed against 38 countries. I finished 24th in my flight. I was happy to share the 10 day experience with my mother who was diagnosed with leukemia that same year. At the awards ceremony dinner she was fortunate to sit next to the great golfer Nick Faldo who graced our table. To this day I reflect on the wonderful experiences and friendships gained that year and smile.

 

Other interests of mine include travel, music and art. I am married to a beautiful wife with two beautiful girls.

 
 

1701 South Shepherd Drive, Suite D, Houston, Texas 77019 • Phone: 713-795-0600 • Toll Free: 855-609-8740 • Fax: 713-795-0862
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