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Edward Robert Smith | Education

Undergraduate School

Dartmouth College

1992, Hanover, NH

Medical School

Columbia University

1996, New York, NY



Massachusetts General Hospital

1997, Boston, MA



Massachusetts General Hospital

2003, Boston, MA


Pediatric Neurosurgery

Boston Children's Hospital

2004, Boston, MA

Graduate School

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2023, Cambridge, MA

Edward Robert Smith | Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Edward Robert Smith | Professional History

Dr. Smith is a professor of neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School, the R. Michael Scott Chair in Neurosurgery at Boston Children’s Hospital, and the Co-Director of the Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center. Dr. Smith’s training included an undergraduate education at Dartmouth College, medical school at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, surgical internship and neurosurgical residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital, pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School program and an NIH-funded postdoctoral training in the Vascular Biology Program with Dr. Marsha Moses. He currently heads a translational research laboratory in the Vascular Biology Program with a focus on the development of non-invasive biomarkers and novel therapeutics for pediatric brain tumors and stroke. Along with Dr. Darren Orbach, leads one of the largest pediatric cerebrovascular programs in the country, with a dedicated team focused on improving the outcomes of patients with moyamoya, aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and cavernous malformations.

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Edward Robert Smith | Publications

I believe strongly in my role as a surgeon/scientist, and, in the laboratory, am lucky to have been mentored by Marsha A. Moses, a great scientist and the director of the Vascular Biology Program here at Boston Children's. I'm a New Englander, having grown up in Dartmouth, MA, followed by my undergraduate years studying biology and rowing at Dartmouth College. My patients often give me joke books, which might be a reflection of my sense of (or lack of!) humor and desire to try to keep kids laughing if at all possible during difficult circumstances.