Dr. Kenneth Smith
Medical Director, Joffe MediCenter Louisville
A Graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, Dr. Smith came to Louisville in 1993 as a medical student at the University of Louisville. At the University of Louisville, Dr. Smith received many honors and was published frequently for his research. With his deep-seeded interest in surgical procedures and achieving the best possible clinical outcomes for his patients, Dr. Smith initially conducted an internship in general surgery before further specializing with an ophthalmology residency at the University of Louisville. During his training, Dr. Smith was honored to be selected as chief resident among his peers.
Having started his own private practice in general ophthalmology in 2003, Dr Smith prides himself on delivering the highest quality of care in cataract and LASIK surgery. Known both for his surgical skill and his ability to forge strong patient relationships based on trust, warmth and care, Dr. Smith is respected by his patients, colleagues, and the community at large. Dr. Smith has been doing LASIK for over a decade, and has successfully performed approximately 10,000 procedures – including LASIK on his wife and a number of Joffe team members, as well as Craig & Dr. Joffe’s cousin, who flew all the way from London, England in 2011 to have her eyes done by Dr. Smith! The Consumer’s research Council of America selected Dr. Smith as one of America’s top Ophthalmologists in its 2008 Guide. Passionate about his community and helping others achieve a similar level of success and prowess, Dr. Smith serves as an associate professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, where he helps train and supervise residents.
Dr. Smith is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His professional memberships are numerous, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Smith is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His professional affiliations have enabled Dr. Smith to stay at the leading edge of technology, allowing him to offer his patients the most current procedures in cataract and refractive surgery.
A native of Frankfort, Kentucky, Dr. Smith and his family have lived in Louisville for over 15 years. An active member of his church and the community at large, Dr. Smith is passionate about his city and considers it a privilege to practice ophthalmology in the Louisville market. An avid reader, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with his children and various sporting events. In fact, his reputation as a competitive basketball player on the court is eclipsed only by his reputation as a wonderful surgeon and physician.