About Our Doctors Harold K. Smith, M.D.
Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery
Dr. Smith attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville while obtaining a bachelor’s degree in zoology. In 1988, Dr. Smith graduated with his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He completed an internship in general surgery and residency in neurological surgery from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. Dr. Smith completed a postgraduate fellowship in cranial base surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. He followed his fellowship by joining the faculty at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science as a clinical instructor for the department of neurosurgery.
In 1997, Dr. Smith joined Dr. Richard George and Dr. Paul Myer in starting a group of private practice neurosurgeons in Lubbock, Neurosurgical Associates.
Dr. Smith has received numerous honors including: Phi Beta Kappa honors fraternity and Alpha Epsilon Delta honors fraternity both at the University of Arkansas. In June of 2000, Dr. Smith was requested to visit the People’s Republic of China as a visiting professor of neurosurgery. He has consulted for Medtronic, Inc., for expertise and training in the field of deep brain stimulation of movement disorder. Dr. Smith holds membership with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the North American Skull Base Society, the Texas Medical Association and the Lubbock-Crosby-Garza County Medical Society. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
Dr. Smith’s neurosurgical interest include: cranial base approaches and applications for complex intracranial aneurysms, multimodality treatment of skull base neoplasms and trigeminal neuralgia, as well as image guided intracranial tumor resection. Dr. Smith is most noted for starting the treatment of movement disorders and stereotactic radiosurgery in the West Texas region.