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Ethan A. Smith, MD

  • Co-Director of Thoracoabdominal Imaging, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
  • Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology



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.


Pediatric Renal Tumors. Geller, JI; Vandenheuval, K; Smith, E; Kotagal, M; Pater, L. Pediatric Nephrology. 2022.

Skeletal muscle mass as a marker to predict outcomes in children and young adults with cancer. McBee, MP; Woodhouse, C; Trout, AT; Geller, JI; Smith, EA; Zhang, B; Towbin, AJ. Abdominal Radiology. 2022; 47:452-459.

'Billed charges' as a measure of economic impact in follow-up radiographs: reply to Degnan. Smith, EA. Pediatric Radiology. 2021; 51.

Acoustic radiation force imaging (ARFI) in the non-distended bladder does not predict abnormal urodynamic parameters in children. Streur, CS; Smith, EA; Dillman, JR; Kraft, KH. Journal of the Canadian Urological Association. 2021.

Indocyanine green is a sensitive adjunct in the identification and surgical management of local and metastatic hepatoblastoma. Lake, CM; Bondoc, AJ; Dasgupta, R; Jenkins, TM; Towbin, AJ; Smith, EA; Alonso, MH; Geller, JI; Tiao, GM. Cancer Medicine. 2021; 10:4322-4343.

Clinical utility and economic impact of routine delayed follow-up radiographs in children with uncomplicated distal radius Salter-Harris 2 fractures. Brahee, DD; Smith, EA. Pediatric Radiology. 2021; 51:1231-1236.

Metastatic neuroblastoma masquerading as infantile hemangioma in a 4-month-old child. Karkoska, K; Ricci, K; VandenHeuvel, K; Trout, AT; Smith, EA; Kotagal, M; Weiss, B. Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2021; 68.

Increasing Median Time between Interruptions in a Busy Reading Room. Smith, EA; Schapiro, AH; Smith, R; O’brien, SE; Smith, SN; Eckerle, AL; Towbin, AJ. Radiographics. 2021; 41:E47-E56.

Pediatric Renal Tumors. Geller, JI; Vandenheuval, K; Smith, E; Kotagal, M; Pater, L. Pediatric Nephrology. 2021.

RESPECT: Radiology Employees Striving for Productive and Effective Communication. Towbin, AJ; Smith, RL; Smith, EA. Radiographics. 2020; 40:2068-2079.

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