Dr. Smith was raised in Hightstown, New Jersey. He graduated Cum Laude from Muhlenberg College in 1977, receiving his Bachelor of Science degrees in biology and mathematics.
In 1981, he graduated from Temple University, receiving his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. Subsequently, he completed his residency in Podiatric Surgery at Kern Hospital for Special Surgery in Detroit, Michigan.
After his residency, he returned to New Jersey to practice. He has been an active member of the University Medical Center at Princeton for 20 years.
In 1987, he passed his Board Certification in Foot and Ankle Surgery with re-certification in 1997. He is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.