Kira Smith, M.D., M.S.
Surgical Critical Care
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Kira Smith, M.D., M.S.

Surgical Critical Care

Profile Photo of Kira Smith, M.D., M.S.
Accepts New Patients
Gender: Female
Language: English


Specialties and Expertise


  • Trauma Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Surgery, General


  • High Risk Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Gallbladder Surgery
  • Appendectomy
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Spleen Surgery
  • Minimal Access Surgery
  • Hernia Surgery
  • Repair, Hernia
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Minor General Surgery
  • Major General Surgery
  • Complex General Surgery
  • Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair
  • Small Bowel Resection
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Cholecystectomy
  • Trauma
  • Trauma and Critical Care
  • Removal of Gallbladder
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Left Groin Hernia
  • Right Groin Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Pancreas and Spleen Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Critical Care
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Diverticulitis

Personal Statement

♦ Virtual Visit: Delivering the same level of world-class care, with exceptional convenience. 


My goal in patient care is to treat every one of my patients like my father, mother, husband, sibling, or best friend. As a surgeon for those who are victims of trauma and for the critically ill, I promise to advocate for my patients at all times, especially when they may not have their own voice to speak. I pledge to continue to grow and learn as a surgeon and leader every day in order to provide the most up-to-date and evidence based care to each of them.



Dr. Smith was born and raised near San Francisco where she cultivated a love for skiing and relaxing by the bay. She became a third generation Golden Bear, studying integrative biology and physiology at the University of California at Berkeley. After working for several years as a scribe in an inner city ED and volunteering as a science teacher in an underserved area, she moved east in pursuit of more snow and a graduate degree. She attended New York Medical College where she received her Master of Science in Physiology, with particular interest in cardiopulmonary and vascular physiology. She went on to stay at New York Medical College to receive her medical degree, and ultimately decided on a career in surgery after a summer internship in a trauma ICU, where it was evident that she could maximize the use of her background in physiology and cardiopulmonary interests.


With surgery residency came a relocation to Long Island, and five years of training at Nassau University Medical Center, where she was exposed to a busy trauma and critical care service that she knew was her calling. Following residency, Dr. Smith was honored to train in fellowship for surgical critical care and trauma at UT Southwestern/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. While in Texas, she transitioned to the role of attending surgeon under the guidance of her mentors, acting as junior faculty in the department of trauma and critical care at Parkland. After two years in Dallas, she was happy to return to New York, which she considers home. She is proud to join the family in the department of Trauma, Acute and Critical Care at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center where she looks forward to growing as an academic surgeon and beginning her journey in educating the new generations of physicians. Dr. Smith lives on Long Island where she finds tranquility relaxing on the water’s edge, and eagerly awaits snowfall.



Clinical and Academic Positions

  • Assistant Attending Surgeon - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Instructor in Surgery - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education and Training

  • M.D., New York Medical College, 2010
  • M.S., New York Medical College, 2005
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2002


Insurance Plans Accepted

The following represents most of the managed care plans accepted by this physician. If your insurance carrier does not appear here please contact the physician’s office as they may have individual contracts not included on this site.

* indicates this physician is no longer accepting new patients with this insurance plan.

  • AETNA - Medicare
  • Aetna - Weill Cornell - POS
  • Aetna-NYP - EPO/POS
  • Affinity Access
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Amida Care
  • Emblem (HIP) Medicare Essential Network
  • Emblem Select Care
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - EPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - HMO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - Mediblue (Senior)
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield - PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield HealthPlus - CHP
  • Fidelis Care
  • GHI - CBP
  • Health First
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP)
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicaid
  • Health Insurance Plan of NY (HIP) - Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Oxford Health Plans - Freedom
  • Oxford Health Plans - Liberty
  • Oxford Health Plans - Medicare Advantage
  • Oxford Health Plans - Metro/Core/Charter
  • Rockefeller University - Trustmark
  • United Empire
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare - Community Plan
  • United Healthcare - Medicare
  • United Healthcare Compass
  • VNSNY CHOICE - Medicare
  • WellCare of NY

Locations and Appointments