Dr Howard Smith
MB BS (Honours), BSc(med), PhD, FRACP
Director Westmead Fertility Centre
Dr Howard Smith is a Specialist Physician with more than 25 years specialist experience in reproductive endocrinology and infertility medicine. Before completing his medical training at the University of Sydney, Dr Smith completed a degree in medical science related to the basics of reproductive function. He graduated from the University of Sydney MBBS with honours then trained as a Specialist Physician in Endocrinology. He spent three years at the John Curtin School of Medial Research in Canberra to complete a PhD before moving to a full time appointment at Westmead Hospital in 1980.
Dr Smith assisted in establishing the Infertility Clinic Service at Westmead Hospital from which developed the Westmead Fertility Centre and the first IVF treatment program at Westmead in 1984. Since then, he has completed further training and gained experience in many aspects of male and female fertility while working in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, a member of the Fertility Society of Australia, The European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, The Endocrine Society of Australia and the Australian Menopause Society.
Dr Smith has a longstanding teaching and tutoring commitment in the education of medical and infertility specialists and has published and referred many research papers. He has extensive experience in the treatment of subfertility, particularly associated with the polycystic ovarian syndrome and disorders of the pituitary gland causing fertility problems in both sexes.