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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Otolaryngology - head and neck surgery; pediatric otolaryngology; sleep medicine; airway disorders

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery


Pulmonary Medicine, Otolaryngology ENT, Upper Airway, Sleep Disorders, Otolaryngology

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My Education

PhD: University of Virginia, 2000-2005.

MD: Medical College of Virginia, 2005-2009.

Residency: Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2009-2014.

Fellowship: Pediatric Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2014-2016; Sleep Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2016-2017.

My Publications

Dosing time matters. Ruben, MD; Smith, DF; FitzGerald, GA; Hogenesch, JB. Science. 2019; 365:547-549.

OSA and Cardiovascular Risk in Pediatrics. Smith, DF; Amin, RS. Chest. 2019; 156:402-413.

Sleep and Circadian Medicine Time of Day in the Neurologic Clinic. Ruben, MD; Hogenesch, JB; Smith, DF. Neurologic Clinics. 2019; 37:615-629.

Effects of Medical Therapy on Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adult Patients. Smith, DF; Sarber, KM; Spiceland, CP; Ishman, SL; Augelli, DM; Romaker, AM. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine. 2019; 15:979-983.

Adherence to Guidelines for Screening Polysomnography in Children with Down Syndrome. Knollman, PD; Heubi, CH; Meinzen-Derr, J; Smith, DF; Shott, SR; Wiley, S; Ishman, SL. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2019; 161:194599819837243-163.

Therapeutic Targeting of Follicular Helper T Cells with Chimeric Antigen Receptor-Expressing Natural Killer Cells. Reighard, SD; Cranert, SA; Rangel, KM; Ali, A; Cruz-Lynch, AT D L; Tuazon, JA; Kottyan, LC; Smith, DF; Brunner, HI; Waggoner, S. 2019.

Circadian Dysregulation: The Next Frontier in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Research. von Allmen, DC; Francey, LJ; Rogers, GM; Ruben, MD; Cohen, AP; Wu, G; Schmidt, RE; Ishman, SL; Amin, RS; Hogenesch, JB; et al. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2018; 159:948-955.

Population-level rhythms in human skin with implications for circadian medicine. Wu, G; Ruben, MD; Schmidt, RE; Francey, LJ; Smith, DF; Anafi, RC; Hughey, JJ; Tasseff, R; Sherrill, JD; Oblong, JE; et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA. 2018; 115:12313-12318.

A database of tissue-specific rhythmically expressed human genes has potential applications in circadian medicine. Ruben, MD; Wu, G; Smith, DF; Schmidt, RE; Francey, LJ; Lee, YY; Anafi, RC; Hogenesch, JB. Science Translational Medicine. 2018; 10:eaat8806-eaat8806.

Preliminary Assessment of Dynamic Voice CT in Post-Airway Reconstruction Patients. Bergeron, M; Fleck, RJ; Middlebrook, C; Zacharias, S; Tolson, S; Oren, L; Smith, D; de Alarcon, A. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery. 2018; 159:516-521.