Darren M. Smith, MD



Fax: 412-383-8986

3550 Terrace Street

Scaife Hall, Suite 668

Pittsburgh, PA 15261, 


Darren M. Smith, MD is Administrative Chief Resident in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Smith grew up in New York City and graduated from Brown University at the undergraduate and medical school levels. He has spent 3 years dedicated to basic science research in our department’s craniofacial biology laboratory, where his work focused on leveraging emerging protein therapy and bioprinting technologies to develop novel approaches to complex dilemmas in craniofacial biology. Additionally, Dr. Smith has an extensive background in applying 3D computer graphics techniques to procedural simulation and planning in craniofacial and aesthetic surgery, generating work that has resulted in the issuance of a US Patent. Presently, his work focuses on developing advanced imaging modalities for craniofacial transplantation. Beginning in July 2014, Dr. Smith will serve as Craniofacial Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.


Dr. Smith has received several prestigious awards, most recently including the International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies Owen Cole Memorial Scholarship. He has been principal investigator on numerous grants funded by the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, the Cleft Palate Foundation, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the International Congress on Cleft Lip/Palate and Related Craniofacial Anomalies. 


Dr. Smith has authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications, presentations and book chapters, and most recently served as Technical Copy Editor of the 6-volume Neligan Plastic Surgery text.