Dr. Ian Smith is a board-certified Johns Hopkins-trained physician specializing in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, Throat) and Head & Neck Surgical Oncology serving the inland northwest. Dr. Smith grew up in Casper, WY and attended medical school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. At Michigan, Dr. Smith was awarded the Dean’s Commendation for Excellence in Clinical Skills and the Art of Medicine, achieved Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society recognition in his junior year, and the Medical School Alumni Association Award for graduating with the highest academic standing in his medical school class in 2004. After medical school, Dr. Smith trained in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. After one year of general surgery internship, he commenced his training in Otolaryngology- Head & Neck Surgery (also known as Ear, Nose, and Throat or ENT). While at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Smith won the Henkel’s Chief Resident Teaching Award, as well as being the recipient of the Resident of the Year Award.
Dr. Smith completed a fellowship in Head & Neck Surgical Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital where he underwent further training in larynx, pharynx, and oral cavity cancers, salivary gland cancers, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, microvascular and robotic/laser surgery, and skull base tumors. Dr. Smith’s research interests are broad. He has authored two textbook chapters in prominent head and neck surgery texts, as well as over 20 peer-reviewed medical articles on a variety of subjects including: guidelines for imaging in preoperative thyroid cancer, head and neck cancer genetics, and molecular markers of melanoma and salivary gland cancers. He has also presented his research at many international meetings–most recently on the subject of transoral robotic surgery and the new role of minimally invasive surgery for treatment of throat cancers. Dr Smith is a member of: the American Board of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Idaho Medical Association, and Kootenai Benewah District Medical Society.
Societies and Positions Held
University of Michigan
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Johns Hopkins Hospital- Otolaryngology
Johns Hopkins Hospital
American Board of Otolaryngology
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