Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute radiation for pneumonitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • CPAP check
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary clearance for surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
  • Arterial Blood Gases
  • Aspergillosis
  • Asthma
  • Breathing Complaints
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Cough
  • Diaphragm Disorders
  • Drug Reactions to the Lungs
  • Emphysema
  • Fatigue
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hypoxia
  • Idiopathic CNS Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Lung Abscess
  • Narcolepsy
  • Night Terrors
  • Nightmares
  • Nocturnal Myoclonus
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pulmonary
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonology
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Shortness Of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
View all 33 Specialties +


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About Laurence Smolley, MD

Laurence Smolley, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Medical Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston. He also serves as Staff in the Department of Pulmonary Medicine. His specialty interests include lung cancers, asthma, breathlessness and sleep disorders such as snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, obstructive sleep apnea and narcolepsy. Dr. Smolley is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine. He is also certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

After completing his Bachelor's of Science degree in chemistry at Yale University in 1972, Dr. Smolley received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City in 1976. He completed advanced training with an internal medicine residency at Downstate-Kings County Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., followed by a pulmonary fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Fla.

Prior to his appointment to Cleveland Clinic in 1995, Dr. Smolley was Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and of the Sleep Disorders Center of the Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. (1986-1994). He also had been Acting Chief, then Chief of the Pulmonary Section at Miami Veterans Administration Hospital (1983-1986), and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami School of Medicine, Fla.(1981-1986).

Dr. Smolley is involved in a number of professional societies. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the American Thoracic Society, the Florida Sleep Medicine Society and the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Smolley has published books, book chapters, articles and abstracts related to his specialty interests.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Miami School of Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Pulmonary Medicine
Miami, FL USA

Residency - Kings County Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - Kings County Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical School - New York University School of Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT USA


  • - Sleep Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine

Specialty Interests

Critical care medicine, granulomatous lung diseases, sleep disorders

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/7/2018, Dr. Smolley has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

214 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

excellent visit. Dr Smolley is very thorough and you have his full attention. I was very pleased with my experience.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

I felt as if the doctor was not paying attention when I spoke. I found myself needing to repeat things several times. For example, the name of my insurance provider. I just felt as if he was not listening.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Very good and caring doctor ;great personality as well .

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Smolley is a excellent Doctor. Great personally, helpful and most of all he's very detailed when he's giving information.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2019

Dr Smolley was very thorough exam and interview, very focused on my situation and needs.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Dr. Smolley was very good about explaining the procedure

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

Fantastic doctor & nurse

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

good dr.cares for his patietns

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

CPAP technician and Dr. Smolley were excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

The nurse/assistant for the CPAP check was very helpful and was able to have Dr. Smolley see me that day so I didn't have to drive 5 hours the next day to come back for the doctors appointment.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Dr. Smolley and Dr. Karr both took my concerns seriously and explained my condition thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

the Dr truly cared for my well being and had helpful advice and concern.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

I was seen quickly and efficiently. The amount of time I spent with the Dr was amazing.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018

this provider Dr. Smolley is excellent he takes the time to explain. and has a great sense of humor.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2018

Dr. Smolley is knowledge, caring and up front about his advice. He is a very fine doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Greatest hospital and care providers. Dr. Smalley is the best, most caring doctor that I have ever visited.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

thanks to doctor smoolley he was the best. if there were more staff like him your institution would be the best in ft. Lauderdale. he helped us get speedy service. he is one of the reasons I'll be back there. the receptionist need to be alittle more welcoming.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Everything was explained in detail and Dr Smolley is very clever and very interesting. Enjoy my time with him. He is very thorough. What I don't understand is why the CPap machine is checked in one bldg and he is in another. Two appts in two bldgs to wait for make a long day.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2018

Not able to get thru to providers office or providers assistant so left messages that were never returned.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

I was very impressed with the doctor. He is a great listener and is very helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2018

care. providers were professional and caring

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

Dr. Smoley is one of the best, professional and caring doctor that I have ever met in my entire life.

Reviewed on May 31, 2018

dr. spent more time trying to be clever and witty rather than actually listening to my concerns and giving them the appropriate weight. each concern seemed to be quickly dismissed in favor of sleep apnea symptoms.

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