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Douglas R. Smego

Douglas R. Smego, MD

Academic Information

Departments Adjunct - Surgery

Divisions: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Forensic Medicine
  • American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery)

Education History

Fellowship Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Internship/Residency New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Undergraduate University of Notre Dame

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Nash J, Yon JR, Kaminsky M, Smego D, Bokhari F, Wall MJ Jr (2016). Gunshot wound to the chest with retained projectile in intraventricular septum. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 82(1), 221-223.
  2. Stear TJ, Shersher D, Kim GJ, Smego DR (2015). Valvular Cytomegalovirus Endocarditis. Ann Thorac Surg, 102(2), e105-7.
  3. Goldstein DJ, Smego D, Michler RE (2006). Surgical aspects of congestive heart failure. Heart Fail Rev, 11(2), 171-92.
  4. Nwakanma L, Poonyagariyagorn HK, Bello R, Khoynezhad A, Smego D, Plestis KA (2006). Early and late results of combined carotid endarterectomy and coronary artery bypass versus isolated coronary artery bypass. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg, 5(2), 159-65.
  5. Khoynezhad A, Bello R, Smego DR, Nwakanma L, Plestis KA (2005). Improved outcome after repair of descending and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms using modern adjuncts. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg, 4(6), 574-6.
  6. Daye SS, Barone JE, Lincer RM, Blabey RC, Smego DR (1993). Pfannenstiel syndrome. Am Surg, 59(7), 459-60.
  7. White WA, Smego DR, Barone JE (1992). Arterial substitution in lower extremity trauma: autogenous vein vs polytetrafluoroethylene. Conn Med, 56(10), 525-8.
  8. Carr TG, Kazarian KK, Smego DR, Barone JE (1991). Radionuclide cholescintigraphy in patients with suspected biliary tract obstruction. Am Surg, 57(10), 673-5.
  9. Parry MF, Smego DA, Digiovanni MA (1988). Hepatobiliary kinetics and excretion of ciprofloxacin. Antimicrob Agents Chemother, 32(7), 982-5.
  10. Conforti FP, Smego DR, Kazarian KK (1987). Halloween appendicitis: pin perforation of the appendix. Conn Med, 51(8), 507.
  11. Smego DR, Smego RA Jr (1986). Hydatid cyst: preoperative sterilization with mebendazole. South Med J, 79(7), 900-1.
  12. Smego DR, Richardson JD, Flint LM (1985). Determinants of outcome in pancreatic trauma. J Trauma, 25(8), 771-6.


  1. (2004). Hemodialysis Access Device.