Dr. Smith received his medical degree from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School and completed his internal medicine training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. After completing his Gastroenterology Fellowship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital, he completed a Research Fellowship in GI Bleeding at UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Smith joined the Ochsner staff in 1987. He served as chairman of the department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology from 2003 to 2006. His research and referral interests include esophageal disease, GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and therapeutic endoscopy. Dr. Smith is past president of the medical staff of Ochsner Clinic Foundation.

Medical School

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School


Charlotte Memorial Hospital


Charlotte Memorial Hospital


Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation

Explore Clinical Trials

Over 1,000 clinical trials
being conducted at Ochsner.

Donate to Ochsner

We change and save lives every day.
Your support makes it possible.

Download the
MyOchsner Mobile App

With the Mobile App you can review test results, medications, immunization history, pay your bill, stay in touch with your provider and more.

Access Care 24/7

Ochsner Anywhere Care Virtual Visits

Get Care Now

Healthy living tips,
delivered to your inbox