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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Weston Hospital
Primary Location

Weston Hospital

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Radiation for Pneumonitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chest X-Ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Pulmonary Clearance for Surgery
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Pulmonary Medicine
View all 9 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest CT
  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray
  • 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 Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
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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

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

Internship - Kings County Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn, NY

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

Undergraduate - Yale University
New Haven, CT


  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal 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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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. 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, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/2/2024, 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

280 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

He is amazing Doctor - his priority when relating to you is pure humbleness and making you feel cared for, listened attentively and answered every question . Great manners, professional and kind.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

I will definitely recommend this doctor and will definitely continue under his care

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr Smolley is great. I don't think I have ever seen a doctor spend so much time with me discussing not only my health issue, but also me as a person.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr. Smolley is excellent; he explains everything; he has a nice sense of humor.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr Smolley is an expected professional!!

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

This is a good doctor, pulmonologist.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

He is a great , knowledgeable and caring physician

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr Smolley is wonderful. Takes his time with you and is extremely caring. I give him an A++.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Takes a very long time to see any doctor at Cleveland Clinic. Half the doctors don't have open calendars to schedule online

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Doctor was seemed rushed, but I've gone to him before and fully trust him

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Good doctor

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr Smolley was very thorough. He was respectful and spent a lot of time making sure I understood everything he was saying. I was very pleased with this visit and the doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Smolley is excellent. He shows true concern and consistently follows up.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Smolley is one of the best doctors we have at Cleveland Clinic Florida.Personable, effective communicator and very experienced in his field.Listens and responds without judging. Recommends effective ways to address your comments and questions.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Smolley and his office people were all professional, helpful, easy to access.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr Smolley Is an excellent doctor. I am very thankful to be in his care.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

MD was very thorough & patiently answered my questions.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr Smolley was great in addressing what I needed and informing me of issues which might arise in future

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

I've been seeing Dr. Smolley for about 15 years and he and his staff are awesome. Everyone is cheerful and helpful. Dr. Smolley is brilliant and tries to solve problems with my convenience in mind. I like his practical approach to issues and he explains everything clearly!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

This time the doctor seems rushed.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I actually had an appt with a provider that couldn't address my issue so I received a call to reschedule with one that could the same week.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr apologized for slight wait and then was very attentive and answered all me questions.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Smolley is the best doctor I've ever seen. He spends more than adequate time with me.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Excellent Dr and nurse

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I had an x-ray prior to seeing Dr. Smolley and so he did not have the radiologist report. He looked at x-rays himself and told me about the left side of my lung being very improved but never mentioned anything about right lung and basically cleared me from needing further treatment. When read the radiologist report on my chart he said my right lung still problem needing CAT Scan follow up. I did send note to Dr. Smolley who responded quickly but wanted further x-ray in few months because of right. Wish that had been discussed at time of my visit the right lung along with left.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Smolley is an excellent doctor. His personality is jovial and profesional. He is attentive, listens to your concerns, and answers your questions. I really enjoyed my visit with Dr. Smolley.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Loved dr smiley and his staff! He's amazing!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr Smolley understood symptoms and prescribed so that I am better. He setup testing down the line to understand ptogress and perhaps change medications. Medicine as it should be.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Will recommend Dr Smolley and stay with him.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr .Smolley and his staff are wonderful! I was upset about a procedure with another doctor(not from Cleveland clinic ) and he took an appointment immediately that same day to talk to me about my concerns .was absolutely terrific . Every doctor s d every office should be this caring , knowledgeable and efficient .A ten !!! Virtual call was perfect .

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr Smolley was wonderful. Took the time to understand my problems and explained everything. Reviewed the plan going forward in detail. Dr Smolley is the best!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

The doctor was very courteous and helpful

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

I loved the Dr. And his staff.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Smolley is very knowledgeable. He is very direct but courteous.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr Smolley is a GREAT doctor. Truly listened to what I have to say. Really trying to figure this thing out. And although there isn't a cure for me (RLS), he just doesn't give up!!!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2023

Very capable, kind, pragmatic, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Both the fellow and Dr Smolley were great. They listened and responded to all of my questions

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Hard to get through to the Doctors desk. Dr Smolley was fantastic!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Love Dr Smolley! And the rest of the staff are super nice!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Everyone was very gracious and assisted me when we found out I had an appointment with a PA but needed a MD to see me. They squeezed me in with Dr Smolley same day saving me an hour and half drive back the next day from Palm Beach. I appreciate all the help. Thank you to everyone involved.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Once Dr S connected he was thorough. However I wish I had done the appointment in person because there was a lot of information. He had recommended the video call, but I will not do them with him ever again.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Smolley is an amazing doctor. I am fortunate to have him treatingMy condition.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Smolley was very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr Smolley breeds and inspires confidence!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

kind doctor who does seem concerned .

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr Smolley is the bestI travel 2 hrs to see him

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr Smolley is very through and I consider him the best .

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

The clinic lost my appointment record and I very lucky to see this wonderful doctor. Thank you for the attention given my issue!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

*Dr. Smolley is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Smolley is the Best, genuinely caring and likeable Person, Great Person

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

I had a wonderful experience with The doctor He was very thorough and I was completely satisfied

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

Dr Smolley and his staff were very thorough and informative.

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