Thomas Smith, M.D., F.A.C.C.
- Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
- Director, Adult Echocardiography Laboratory
- Director, Heart Center
- Director, Cardiology Clinic
- Lum and Dere Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine
- Associate Clinical Professor
Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 0200
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care
Patient values guide all clinical decisions. I partner with my patients to understand their unique needs and work with them to develop a treatment plan that respects their individual circumstances and preferences.
Thomas Smith is a specialist in cardiovascular imaging utilizing multiple techniques including echocardiography (transesophageal and transthoracic), computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate cardiac structure and function.
He completed his general cardiology fellowship here at UC Davis with additional, advanced training at Cedars Sinai. He holds the Lum and Dere Professorship in Cardiovascular Medicine and serves as the Division Chief. Additionally, he is the Clinical Director of the Heart Center, Director of the Cardiology Clinics and Director of the Adult Echocardiography Laboratory.
His clinical interests include imaging guidance of minimally invasive cardiac procedures, cardiac computed tomography, valvular heart disease and prevention of coronary artery disease.
Dr. Smith is active in multiple research studies focusing on structural heart disease. He is also involved in research studies using specialized blood tests and nuclear imaging to evaluate the heart muscle following myocardial infarctions.
M.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego CA 2002
B.A., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 1998
Internship: Internal Medicine, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2002-2003
Internal Medicine, UC San Diego, San Diego CA 2003-2005
Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2009-2010
Cardiovascular Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2006-2009
American Board of Internal Medicine,
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease,
Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography,
National Board of Echocardiography,
State of California, Medical license,
American College of Cardiology (ACC)
American Society of Echocardiography
Honors and Awards
Young Investigator Award, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, 2010
Professionalism Award, Division of Cardiology, UC Davis, 2009
Thomas E. Carew Award for Outstanding Student Research in Cardiovascular Science, UC San Diego School of Medicine, 2002
Phi Beta Kappa, UC Berkeley, 1998
Select Recent Publications
Beri N, Singh GD, Smith TW, Fan D, Boyd WD, Rogers JH. Iatrogenic atrial septal defect closure after transseptal mitral valve interventions: Indications and outcomes. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Nov 15;94(6):829-836. doi:10.1002/ccd.28294. Epub 2019 Apr 19. PMID:31001927.
Chen L, Mantri N, Eng ML, Wung W, Smith TWR, Stripe BR, Fan D, Boyd WD, Low RI, Rogers JH, Singh GD. Intraprocedural direct left atrial and wedge pressure correlation during transcatheter mitral valve repair: Results from a single center registry. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Jul 1;94(1):165-170. doi:10.1002/ccd.28035. Epub 2018 Dec 27. PMID:30588751.
Aman E, Smith TW. Echocardiographic guidance for transcatheter mitral valve repair using edge-to-edge clip. J Echocardiogr. 2019 Jun;17(2):53-63. doi:10.1007/s12574-019-00417-0. Epub 2019 Feb 15. PMID:30771213.
Glassy MS, Sharma G, Singh GD, Smith TWR, Fan D, Rogers JH. Usable implantation depth for watchman left atrial appendage occlusion is greater with appendage angiography than transesophageal echocardiography. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2019 Apr 1;93(5):E311-E317. doi:10.1002/ccd.27916. Epub 2018 Oct 11. PMID:30311343.
Rogers JH, Boyd WD, Smith TW, Bolling SF. Early experience with Millipede IRIS transcatheter mitral annuloplasty. Ann Cardiothorac Surg. 2018 Nov;7(6):780-786. doi:10.21037/acs.2018.10.05. PMID:30598893.
Rogers JH, Stripe BR, Singh GD, Boyd WD, Fan D, Smith TWR. Initial clinical experience with the FlexPoint Steerable Transseptal Needle in left-sided structural heart procedures. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 Oct 1;92(4):792-796. doi:10.1002/ccd.27685. Epub 2018 Jul 18. PMID:30019833.
Shafi NA, Singh GD, Smith TW, Rogers JH. Sizing of patent ductus arteriosus in adults for transcatheter closure using the balloon pull-through technique. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2018 May 1;91(6):1159-1163. doi:10.1002/ccd.27303. Epub 2017 Sep 25. PMID:28944572.
Singh GD, Smith TW, Rogers JH. Mitral stenosis due to dynamic clip-leaflet interaction during the MitraClip procedure: Case report and review of current knowledge. Cardiovasc Revasc Med. 2017 Jun;18(4):287-294. doi:10.1016/j.carrev.2016.12.009. Epub 2016 Dec 22. PMID:28063811.
Sharma G, Singh GD, Smith TW, Fan D, Low RI, Rogers JH. Accuracy and procedural characteristics of standard needle compared with radiofrequency needle transseptal puncture for structural heart interventions. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 May;89(6):E200-E206. doi:10.1002/ccd.26608. Epub 2016 May 24. PMID:27220107.
Singh GD, Southard JA, Smith TW, Boyd WD, Wong GB, Perry PA, Low RI. SAPIEN S3 Leaflet Malfunction With Severe Intravalvular Aortic Insufficiency Immediately Post-Deployment. JACC Cardiovasc Interv. 2017 Feb 27;10(4):e31-e32. doi:10.1016/j.jcin.2016.11.053. PMID:28231917.