Barry H. Smith, MD, PhD is the President and CEO of The Rogosin Institute and Director of its Dreyfus Health Foundation division. He is Professor of Clinical Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and Attending Physician at the NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. He received his undergraduate education (BA) at Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the Class of 1965; his PhD in Biology/Neurobiology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1968; and his MD from Cornell University Medical College in 1972, with residency training at both New York Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital and five years at the National Institutes of Health as Deputy Chief of Surgical Neurology.
Dr. Smith is involved in patient care and basic and clinical research in kidney disease, diabetes and cancer. He has worked for more than twenty years to promote problem-solving skills among health professionals and medical and nursing students (more than 65,000) in over 30 countries around the world. He is committed to improving health promotion and disease prevention efforts, as well as care for chronic and end-stage kidney disease patients in New York and beyond through the work of The Rogosin Institute. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the New York Academy of Science, Alpha Omega Alpha, Sigma Xi, the American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, National Renal Administrators Association, and the American Public Health Association, among others. He represents The Rogosin Institute at the Kidney Care Council, Kidney Care Partners and Kidney Health Initiative meetings. He serves on the boards of Baby land Family Services, Inc., Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation, the Kornfeld Foundation and the New York City Rescue Mission. He is also Chair of the Board of Global Health Action, based in Atlanta. He is the author of more than 125 scientific and clinical papers, Co-Editor of Elsevier's Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, and an Editor of Problem Solving for Better Health: A Global Perspective.