Dr Richard Smith
Dr. Smith is a medical graduate of Sydney University and also completed a degree in computer science, mathematics and physics at the University of New South Wales. He is an ophthalmologist with Australasian (FRANZCO) and English (FRCS) fellowships and has a busy surgical practice.
Together with Dr Margaret Kearns FRANZCO, he established the Focus Eye Centre in 1985. It is one of the first independent eye surgery centres in Australia. Dr Smith is a member of several National and International Ophthalmic Associations, presenting many papers at conferences both locally & internationally over the years.
He was the inaugural chairman of the Ophthalmic Day Surgery Centres Association, and is the Ophthalmology representative on the National Day Surgery Committee. He has served as a director of the Independent Ophthalmic Network.
Dr Smith was involved in the early development of Day Surgery in Australia and has a strong commitment to utilising the latest technology and evolving surgical techniques. Dr Smith was one of the earliest practitioners of laser eye surgery in Australia.
At Surgical Partners, Dr Smith continues to offer his lengthy medical practice management experience, and his passion for technology, to the benefit of Surgical Partners clients.