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Oluwatosin U. Smith, MD

Oluwatosin “Tosin” U. Smith, MD is a glaucoma specialist at the Glaucoma Associates of Texas in Dallas, Texas.

Born in Nigeria, Dr. Smith received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree (MBBS) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, graduating with the Andrew Blair Aitken’s Prize in Surgery. She started a residency in general surgery at the Dewsbury and District Hospital in Yorkshire, United Kingdom and completed a surgical internship at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC. She completed residency in ophthalmology at Howard University Hospital where she served as Chief Resident and graduated The Most Outstanding Resident of 2002. Due to the increased risk of glaucoma amongst people of African descent, Dr. Smith was inspired to pursue a glaucoma fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Smith’s love for teaching and research led her to the University of Mississippi Medical Center where she spent 5 years as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, and Chief of the division of Glaucoma. Currently, she serves as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas involved with the training of Glaucoma fellows.

Dr. Smith has many clinical, surgical, and research interests in the management of glaucoma and cataracts, with special interest in the surgical management of childhood glaucoma. She has spoken extensively at various academic meetings, served on numerous advisory boards, is a member of multiple professional societies, and is dedicated to medical missions and global outreach. Growing up she lived in five countries and not only embraced the diverse culture and languages, but also experienced the impact of glaucoma and cataracts in other areas of the world. She is currently eligible to practice medicine in US, United Kingdom, and Nigeria. Dr. Smith joined the Glaucoma Research Foundation Board of Directors in January 2022, and she is an active member of the GRF Ambassadors program.

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