Tony P. Smith, M.D., FSIR

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Director, Neurovascular Interventional Radiology
Department/Division
  • Interventional Radiology
Address DUMC Box 3808
Durham, NC 27710
Telephone 919-684-7284
Fax 919-613-2680
Training
  • MD, East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine , 1981
Residency
  • Radiology, Duke University Medical Center, 1981-1985
Fellowship
  • Cardiovascular-Interventional Radiology, University of Minnesota Medical Center, 1985-1987
  • Neurointerventional Radiology, University of California- San Francisco Medical Center, 1991-1993
Clinical Interests
  • Neurointerventional radiology including: endovascular therapy for stroke, carotid, vertebral, and intracranial arterial disease
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Intracranial aneurysm treatment
  • Embolization of intracranial and facial vascular malformations and tumors
  • IVC filter placement and removal
  • Peripheral vascular disease including: evaluation and endovascular management of carotid, subclavian and renal artery stenosis
  • Research Interests Current research interests center around the areas of peripheral and neurological interventional radiology. Most of the research for the past year has been in the clinical arena.


    For peripheral interventional radiology, current interest has centered around pulmonary angiography with the use of low osmolar contrast material. This includes complications encountered when compared to ionic media, as well as prospective evaluation of the response of the pulmonary system relative to pressures following injection of low osmolar contrast material. Research areas have also included new devices including those for revascularization as well as biopsy techniques.


    Research interests for neurological interventional radiology include the investigation of new devices. This includes both the clinical area and also laboratory work particularly in the area of aneurysm occlusion. This mostly involves development of new catheter designs but also involves the investigation of forms of alternative embolic agents.