Howard Smith, MD

216.444.5632

Howard Smith, MD

Appointed: 2011

Howard Smith, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code A50
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.5632
DeskDesk:216.444.4555
WorkFax:216.445.7569
Howard Smith, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code BD10
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
WorkAppointment:216.839.3000
DeskDesk:216.444.4555
WorkFax:216.445.7569
Howard Smith, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Mail Code A50
2570 SOM Center Road
Willoughby Hills, OH 44094
WorkAppointment:440.943.2500
DeskDesk:216.444.4555
WorkFax:216.445.7569
Howard Smith, MD
Department: Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Location: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
Mail Code A50
13944 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, OH 44112
WorkAppointment:216.767.4242
DeskDesk:216.444.4555
WorkFax:216.445.7569
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Adults Only

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health
Rheumatology
Bethesda, MD USA
1985
Residency - VA Boston Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1980
Internship - VA Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA USA
1978
Medical School - Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA USA
1977

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s Syndrome, myositis, polymyalgia rheumatica, scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis

Treatment & Services

  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/2/2013, Dr. Smith has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Smith received fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Medical Storage, Ltd.

Fiduciary Role. Dr. Smith serves in a fiduciary capacity, such as an elected officer, director or chief medical officer, for the following companies or other entities:

  • Medical Storage, Ltd.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Languages Spoken

  • English
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