Dr. Todd Smith



R. Todd Smith, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Surgeon, and Texas Super Doctor

Dr. Smith was born and raised in Austin. He graduated from Westwood High School and then attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where also played baseball. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, earning the degree of Doctor of Medicine with honors.

Dr. Smith knew he wanted to pursue a surgical subspecialty in medical school as he gained experience and skill in the operating room. He admired vision as a special gift and his interest in the anatomy and physiology of the visual system combined with the challenge of ophthalmic surgery made ophthalmology a perfect match for him.

Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Smith was accepted into the ophthalmology residency program at Baylor College of Medicine, an institution consistently ranked among the finest training programs in the world. As a resident he was thoroughly trained in ophthalmology and learned the latest technologies the field offers.

Dr. Smith truly values the physician-patient relationship. His primary goal is to establish a lasting relationship with his patients and discuss in detail the findings of the eye exam and thoroughly explain the rationale for medical and/or surgical treatment if indicated.

Dr. Smith specializes in small-incision cataract surgery, glaucoma, diabetes, refractive surgery and comprehensive ophthalmology, including medical and surgical treatment of many diseases of the eye. He also provides routine eye exams for contact lenses or glasses.

Dr. Smith enjoys spending his free time with his wife and 4 children, as well as golfing, fishing, and baseball.

Educational Background

  • High School: Westwood High School, 1993 graduate
  • Undergraduate Degree: Southwestern University; Georgetown, Texas; Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry (Cum Laude), Phi Beta Kappa, 1997 Graduate
  • Medical School: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston – with Honors, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2001 graduate
  • Internship: Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency in Ophthalmology: Baylor College of Medicine, 2005 Graduate
  • Past President, Austin Ophthalmology Society, 2006-2007

Current Professional Status

  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology

Memberships & Societies

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Austin Ophthalmological Association
  • Christian Ophthalmological Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • Phi Beta Kappa