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Donald Smith

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, Cardiology
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Preventive Medicine
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  • Endocrinology

  • American Board of Internal Medicine


  • MD, Harvard Medical School

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Duke University Hospital

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Duke University Hospital

  • Residency, Soc. Medicine
    Montefiore Hospital

  • Fellowship, Endocrinology
    University of Michigan Hospitals


    Director of Lipids and Metabolism of The Zena and Michael A. Weiner Cardiovascular Institute and The Marie-Jose and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health

    Dr. Smith is the only endocrinologist associated with the Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, and Marie-Josee and Henry R. Kravis Center for Cardiovascular Health. His major interest in this role is in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, such as heart attacks, strokes and peripheral vascular disease. His particular clinical interest is primarily in lipid disorders, but also involves diabetes, and obesity. By controlling such risk factors in individuals, one can reduce one's long-term risk for such diseases.

    Dr. Smith writes extensively concerning lipid disorders and has edited a 2-volume issue of Clinics in Laboratory Medicine on Risk Factors in Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease and another the Clinics in Endocrinology and Metabolism on Lipids.

    His research has been predominantly involvement in numerous clinical trials most of which have involved lowering cholesterol with statins and now PCSK9 inhibitors to show the preventive efficacy and safety of these medications. He has also studied various measures of obesity in their relative ability to predict coronary heart disease.

    He is an active member of the American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. He is on the Board of Directors of the National Lipid Association and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Clinical Lipidology.

    He is an active member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and has been a member of the writing groups involved in guidelines on the metabolic syndrome and on lipids. He is the current Lipid's section editor for the Association's Self-Assessment Profile in Endocrinology and Metabolism, also used by the American College of Physicians.

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Smith during 2015 and/or 2016. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Other Activities: Examples include, but are not limited to, committee participation, data safety monitoring board (DSMB) membership.

  • Amgen Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

Insurance Information

Physicians who provide services at hospitals and facilities in the Mount Sinai Health System might not participate in the same health plans as those Mount Sinai hospitals and facilities (even if the physicians are employed or contracted by those hospitals or facilities).

Information regarding insurance participation and billing by this physician may be found on this page, and can also be obtained by contacting this provider directly. Because physicians insurance participation can change, the insurance information on this page may not always be up-to-date. Please contact this physician directly to obtain the most up-to-date insurance information.

Insurance and health plan networks that the various Mount Sinai Health System hospitals and facilities participate in can be found on the Mount Sinai Health System website.

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  • Wednesday 7:45am - 11:45am
  • Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Insurance Plans
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Beech Street
  • CarePlus, LLC
  • CenterCare Medicaid
  • Cigna - HMO
  • Devon Health Services
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Fidelis Care NY
  • First Health
  • Group Health Insurance, Inc.
  • Health Insurance Plan (HIP)
  • HealthPlus, Inc.
  • Healthfirst
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Island Group
  • Local 1199
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicaid New Jersey
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • MultiPlan, Inc.
  • Neighborhood Health Providers, LLC
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • PHS/Healthnet/Guardian
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Travel Care Services
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Empire Plan
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