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Libby J. Smith, DO, FAOCO

  • Division Chief, Laryngology
  • Director, Voice Center
  • Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Smith is a board-certified otolaryngologist who specializes in the care of the professional voice and the treatment of voice disorders. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Academy of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery's Voice, Speech, and Swallowing Committee and on the Triological Society's Eastern Section Nominating Committee.

    Education & Training

  • Thomas Jefferson University, Fellowship in Laryngology and Care of the Professional Voice
  • Grandview-Kettering Medical Center, Otolarynology-Facial Plastic Surgery Residency
  • Grandview Medical Center, Otolarynology, Orofacial Plastics Track Internship
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Doctorate of Osteopathy
  • University of California, Santa Cruz, BA in Biology
Faculty Teacher of the Year, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh, 2020
Fellow, American Laryngological Association, 2019
Best Doctors in America (Peer-Selected), 2015-2020
Research Interests

Dr. Smith's primary area of research is the treatment of vocal fold paralysis, utilizing laryngeal EMG to guide customized patient treatment, as well as vocal fold augmentation. A passion has been surgical ergonomics, or optimizing surgeon positioning to reduce musculoskeletal injury.