Morton E. Smith, MD

Professor Emeritus, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Associate Dean Emeritus, Washington University School of Medicine

Office Phone: (314) 747-5559

Fax: (314) 362-2420

Email: SmithM@vision.wustl.edu

Education

  • B.S.: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, 1956
  • Medical Degree: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, 1960

Training

  • Residency: Ophthalmology, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1961-1965
  • Fellowship: National Institute of Neurological Disease and Blindness, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 1961-1965
  • Fellowship: NIH Special Fellow in Ophthalmic Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Washington, D.C., 1964

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
  • American Board of Ophthalmology, 1967

Editorial Responsibilities

  • Editor, Pathology Section, Perspectives in Ophthalmology, 1977
  • Editorial Board, Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, 1986-90
  • Editorial Board, Ophthalmology Times, 1989-95

Honors & Awards

  • 1958    Scholarship, partial tuition, junior year of medical school, University of Maryland
  • 1959    Scholarship, full tuition, senior year of medical school, University of Maryland
  • 1959    Elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, University of Maryland
  • 1976    Washington University Founders Day Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 1976, 1981      “Teacher of the Year,” Senior Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 1981    Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 1984    Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Teaching, Lancaster Course in Ophthalmology
  • 1989    “Lecturer of the Year,” Sophomore Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 1992    “Professor of the Year,” Sophomore Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 1992    Senior Honor Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • 1993    “Teacher of the Year,” Ophthalmology Residents, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 1996    “Outstanding Lecturer,” Resident Education, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin
  • 1996    Voted one of “Best 100 Ophthalmologists in America,” Ophthalmology Times
  • 1999    Distinguished Service Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2000    Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington University Eye Alumni, St. Louis, MO
  • 2001    “Outstanding Teacher,” Resident Education, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Wisconsin
  • 2002    “Outstanding Teacher,” Sophomore Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2002    “Ophthalmology Teacher of the Year,” Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2003    “Outstanding Teacher,” Sophomore Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2004, 2005      “Clinical Teacher of the Year,” Junior Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2004, 2005      “Distinguished Service Teaching Award,” Sophomore Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2006    “Sidney Pearl, MD, Award for Inspirational Teaching,” Senior Class, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2006    Annual Alpha Omega Alpha Lecture
  • 2007    Honorary Grand Marshall, 2007 Commencement, Washington University in St. Louis
  • 2007    “ Clinical Teacher of the Year” Class of 2008 Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2009     Samuel R. Goldstein Leadership Award in Medical Student Education
  • 2011     Second Century Award, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2012     “Clinical Teacher of the Year “ Junior Class, Washington University School of Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Onken MD, Worley LA, Char DH, Augsburger JJ, Correa ZM, Nudleman E, Aaberg TM Jr, Altaweel MM, Bardenstein DS, Finger PT, Gallie BL, Harocopos GJ, Hovland PG, McGowan HD, Milman T, Mruthyunjaya P, Simpson ER, Smith ME, Wilson DJ, Wirostko WJ, Harbour JW. "Collaborative ocular oncology group report number 1: prospective validation of a multi-gene prognostic assay in uveal melanoma." Ophthalmology. 2012 Aug;119(8):1596-603.
  2. Zhai J, Harbour JW, Smith ME, Dávila RM. "Correlation study of benign cytomorphology and final clinical diagnosis." Acta Cytol. 2008 Mar-Apr;52(2):196-200.
  3. Faulkner-Jones BE, Foster WJ, Harbour JW, Smith ME, Dávila RM. "Fine needle aspiration biopsy with adjunct immunohistochemistry in intraocular tumor management." Acta Cytol. 2005 May-Jun;49(3):297-308.
  4. Smith ME. "A structured curriculum on ethics for ophthalmology residents is not valuable." Arch Ophthalmol. 2002 Jul;120(7):965.
  5. Dávila RM, Miranda MC, Smith ME. "Role of cytopathology in the diagnosis of ocular malignancies." Acta Cytol. 1998 Mar-Apr;42(2):362-6.
  6. Lueder GT, Brandt JM, Smith ME. "Pathological case of the month. Retinoblastoma with invasion of the optic nerve." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Oct;151(10):1057-8.
  7. Chuck RS, Olk RJ, Weil GJ, Akduman L, Benenson IL, Smith ME, Kaplan HJ. "Surgical removal of a subretinal proliferating cysticercus of taeniaeformis crassiceps." Arch Ophthalmol. 1997 Apr;115(4):562-3.
  8. Pollack JS, Custer PL, Hart WM, Smith ME, Fitzpatrick MM. "Ocular complications in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV." Arch Ophthalmol. 1997 Mar;115(3):416-9.
  9. Po SM, Custer PL, Smith ME. "Bilateral lagophthalmos. An unusual presentation of metastatic breast carcinoma." Arch Ophthalmol. 1996 Sep;114(9):1139-41.
  10. Pollack JS, Del Priore LV, Smith ME, Feiner MA, Kaplan HJ. "Postoperative abnormalities of the choriocapillaris in exudative age-related macular degeneration." Br J Ophthalmol. 1996 Apr;80(4):314-8.
  11. Lueder GT, Matsumoto B, Smith ME. "Pathological case of the month. Synthetic fiber granuloma ("Teddy Bear Granuloma")." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Mar;150(3): 327-8. Review. No abstract available.
  12. Soltau JB, Smith ME, Custer PL. "Merkel cell carcinoma of the eyelid." Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Mar;121(3):331-2.
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