Department Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Primary Location Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Afrikaans, English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergic Vasomotor Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Allergy Skin Testing
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma
  • Bee Stings
  • Cough
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Food Allergies
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Immune System Disorders
  • Sinusitis
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About Martin Smith, M.D.

Martin A Smith, MD, is Associate Staff in the Respiratory Institute, subdivision of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He sees adult and pediatric patients, of all ages, at our Chagrin Falls Family Health Center and Stow locations.

Dr. Smith is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy & Clinical Immunology. Prior to medical school, Dr. Smith studied Human Physiology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He earned his medical degree from the University of Pretoria, South Africa, and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus.  Dr. Smith worked as an adult hospitalist at the Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Smith also completed an Allergy and Clinical Immunology Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and now focuses on Allergy and Immunology full time.   

Dr. Smith is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Physicians, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

His specialty interests include food allergies, asthma, eczema, eosinophilic esophagitis, chronic urticaria/hives, allergic rhinitis, drug allergy, allergen immunotherapy, venom allergy immunotherapy and immune deficiencies.  He has published peer reviewed articles, book chapters and presented on topics ranging from asthma, allergic rhinitis, drug allergy, urticaria/hives and vaccination.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Allergy & Immunology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Tembisa Tertiary Provincial Hospital
Olhantsfontein, Gautena, 1666, South Africa

Medical Education - University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa

Undergraduate - University of Pretoria
Pretoria, South Africa


  • Internal Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/15/2019, Dr. Smith 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

108 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr Smith was great!

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

This office visit was absolutely fabulous. Dr. Smith spent time with me, explained what needed to be done etc. the nurse explained how she would be testing and what to expect. dr. Smith returned and explained what route we would be taking & off i went. it was a FABULOUS experience. Everyone I was in contact with was friendly and made me very comfortable to be in this office. I am so happy they are now on staff in the same office as my PCP.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

dr Smith was terrific and really listened to me to help find solutions, which is rare from specialists!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

I read dr martins reviews online which is why I chose to see him. he was informational and helpful. after 17 years of thinking I have asthma that may not be the case and dr martin is looking into my symptoms.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I was seen quickly by the doctor and was given a lot of time for discussion. One of the best medical experiences I have ever had!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr Smith was extremely understanding and offered new ideas for treatment of my chronic problem. He was easy to talk to and offered new hope for resolution of my medical issue.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Dr Smith showed a very caring and positive attitude in my appointment

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2019

Dr. Smith was the quintessential physician. listened carefully, explained tests, results of test and treatment plan in terms that I understood, showed patience and kindness throughout the visit.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr. Smith was very thorough in his explanations about allergic reactions, so much so that I had no questions on any issues.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr. Smith listened and validated my concerns. He was extremely explanatory and patient with my questions regarding the proposed treatment of my symptoms. I appreciate that he wants a follow up visit to check in as well. I had a great, positive experience at his office and conferring with him.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019

Felt like Dr. Smith really listened to me and the visit went smoothly!

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Dr Martin has been seeing me for an unusual problem. He explanations are easy to understand. He is a good listener. always answers questions. he and the staff are respectful. I have had an excellent experience and would highly recommend him

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

I was very happy with my experience with Dr. Smith. He was listened well and gave me a good education about my problem. He had a great bedside manner.

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