A photo of Ethan Smith.

Co-Director of Thoracoabdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Dr. Smith completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at University of Michigan Health System followed by a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. After spending six years as an attending pediatric radiologist at CS Mott Children’s Hospital – University of Michigan, Dr. Smith returned to Cincinnati in 2017 as the director of the Thoraco-abdominal Section in the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Department of Radiology. Dr. Smith is active in multiple national radiology organizations, including the Society for Pediatric Radiology, American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America. He is also a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) and served as a central imaging reviewer for ongoing clinical research trials through COG. Dr. Smith’s research interests include body MRI, pediatric oncologic imaging, and quality and safety in radiology.

Clinical Interests

Quality and safety; pediatric oncology imaging

Research Interests

Body MRI; pediatric oncology imaging

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

Clinical Divisions

Radiology, Kidney Tumor Clinic

Research Divisions


My Education

MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2005.

Residency: University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI.

Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, 2010; CAQ Pediatric Radiology, 2012.

My Publications

Respect: Radiology employees striving for productive and effective communication. Towbin, AJ; Smith, RL; Smith, EA. Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 2020; 40:2068-2079.

Imaging characteristics of nephrogenic rests versus small wilms tumors: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group Study AREN03B2. Sandberg, JK; Chi, Y; Smith, EA; Servaes, S; Hoffer, FA; Mullen, EA; Perlman, EJ; Tornwall, B; Ehrlich, PF; Geller, JI; et al. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020; 214:987-994.

Secretin improves visualization of nondilated pancreatic ducts in children undergoing MRCP. Li, Y; Dillman, JR; Anton, CG; Crotty, EJ; Smith, EA; Abu-El-Haija, M; Trout, AT. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020; 214:917-922.

Imaging of Wilms tumor: an update. Servaes, SE; Hoffer, FA; Smith, EA; Khanna, G. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2019; 49:1441-1452.

The Children’s Oncology Group: an opportunity for pediatric radiologists. Smith, EA. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2019; 49:1382-1383.

Inter-radiologist agreement using Society of Abdominal Radiology-American Gastroenterological Association (SAR-AGA) consensus nomenclature for reporting CT and MR enterography in children and young adults with small bowel Crohn disease. Rees, MA; Dillman, JR; Anton, CG; Rattan, MS; Smith, EA; Towbin, AJ; Zhang, B; Trout, AT. Abdominal Radiology. 2019; 44:391-397.

Contrast-enhanced MRI compared to direct joint visualization at arthroscopy in pediatric patients with suspected temporomandibular joint synovitis. Leschied, JR; Smith, EA; Baker, S; Khalatbari, S; Aronovich, S. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2019; 49:196-202.

Imaging of Children with Cancer Predisposition Syndromes. Anupindi, SA; Smith, EA; Chauvin, NA. Pediatric Oncology. : Springer International Publishing; Springer International Publishing; 2019.

Technical Considerations for Nephron-Sparing Surgery in Children: What Is Needed to Preserve Renal Units?. Aldrink, JH; Cost, NG; McLeod, DJ; Bates, DG; Stanek, JR; Smith, EA; Ehrlich, PF. Journal of Surgical Research. 2018; 232:614-620.

Hepatocyte-specific contrast media: not so simple. Trout, AT; Towbin, AJ; Smith, EA; Gupta, A; Dillman, JR. Pediatric Radiology: roentgenology, nuclear medicine, ultrasonics, CT, MRI. 2018; 48:1245-1255.