Lakeview Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Dr. George J. Smith, MD, a physician practicing Interventional Cardiology and specializing in coronary and peripheral interventions. He has 26 years of clinical and interventional cardiology experience, including experience with two cardiac transplant centers. Dr. Smith trained with the originator of thrombolytic therapy in acute myocardial infarction in New York City, and pioneered the development of coronary directional, rotational and laser atherectomy, as well as coronary and peripheral stenting in the Mid-South.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. George Smith join our family of physicians at Lakeview Regional,” states Bret Kolman, Lakeview Regional Chief Executive Officer. “Dr. Smith brings an invaluable knowledge base with his many years of experience and practical applications in advanced technologies.” Dr. Smith will join the team of physicians at the Lakeview Regional Heart Center, which offers world-class cardiac and vascular services utilizing an integrated delivery model and the most technologically advanced equipment.

Dr. Smith graduated from The Pennsylvania State University, and received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University: Jefferson Medical College. He completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Mercy Hospital at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York, where he was Chief Medical Resident and served fellowships in both Cardiovascular Diseases and Invasive and Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Smith is a Fellow in the American College of Cardiologists, is a member of the American College of Physicians, and holds a membership in the Louisiana State Medical Society. He has been employed by  Cardiovascular Specialist, Inc. (Memphis, TN), Heart and Vascular Institute (Memphis, TN), Interventional Cardiology of the Mid-South (Memphis, TN),  Heart and Vascular Clinic (LA), Cardiology Center (LA), and Cardiac and Vascular Care (LA).