Dr. Daniel James Smith is Chief of Neurosurgery at Vancouver General Hospital and leading doctor at the Ovarian Cancer Research (OvCaRe) Program. He obtained his medical degree and completed neuro surgical residency training at Johns Hopkins University and Hospital, where he also completed a National Cancer Institute sponsored fellowship in neuro-oncology.
Dr. Smith's field of expertise lies in performing the most complex brain and spinal tumour surgeries at different Canadian hospitals. He sees most patients in clinic at Vancouver General, but is often requested to head specific surgery's across Canada and the northern States. He has special expertise in image guided neurosurgery, radio surgery, and complex spinal surgery for tumours.
He also heads an active clinical research program that is involved in evaluating experimental therapeutics for patients with ovarian cancer. He is particularly interested in developing therapies that not only extend survival, but that also improve the quality of life for people afflicted with these diseases. He runs a research laboratory at the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute that seeks to develop new targets for tumours.
Because of his history and his curriculum, added with the countless lives he saved, he is confident in his demeanour and sometimes showcases signs similar to a God complex. Even though his is strong willed, he is always open for discussion. But if he knows he is right, he will force his opinion on anyone opposed.
His personal life exists of his wife for twelve years, Sarah Horowitz-Smith, who is a specialised OB/GYN and neonatologist at Vancouver General Hospital, and their two kids, son Steven (6) and daughter Mary-Rose (4). Due to their busy schedules, they have a full time and live in nanny, Lucy Carter.
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|Adjectives||confident, strong, pushy , bold,|