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Wendy M. Smith, M.D.

  1. Ophthalmologist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Wendy M. Smith, M.D., is a board-certified ophthalmologist who is fellowship trained in ocular inflammation and immunology and medical retina. She specializes in the care of adult and pediatric patients with uveitis and scleritis. Some of the common conditions that Dr. Smith evaluates and treats are:

  • HLA-B27 associated anterior uveitis
  • Intermediate uveitis, including pars planitis
  • Posterior and panuveitis such as punctate inner choroiditis (PIC), Birdshot chorioretinopathy, multifocal choroiditis
  • Uveitis related to systemic disease such as sarcoidosis or Behcets Disease
  • Immunotherapy-related uveitis
  • Infectious uveitis
  • Scleritis

Dr. Smith feels that excellent communication between patients, their families, and health care providers is essential to providing good care. She works closely with other specialists in areas such as rheumatology, pulmonology, and infectious disease to provide comprehensive care for complex patients.

  1. Eye injection
  2. Intravitreal chemotherapy
  • Epidemiology of uveitis
  • Diagnostic imaging in uveitis
  • Clinical trials in uveitis
  1. 2012
    Clinical Fellowship - Uveitis and Medical RetinaNational Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  2. 2010
    Clinical Residency - OphthalmologyDepartment of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University Hospitals
  3. 2007
    Clinical InternshipDepartment of Internal Medicine, Ohio State University Hospitals
  4. 2006
    MDOhio State University College of Medicine
  5. 2004
    FellowDepartment of Pathology, Ohio State University Hospitals


  1. 2011
    OphthalmologyAmerican Board of Ophthalmology

Awards and honors

  1. 2018
    Achievement AwardAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  2. 2018
    Ophthalmology Teacher of the Year awardMayo Fellows Association
  3. 2006
    Eli G. Alcorn and John B. Alcorn Prize in OphthalmologyOhio State University College of Medicine
  4. 2004
    A. Maywood Forsythe Memorial Merit AwardOhio State University College of Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2022
    Invited ParticipantAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, Uveitis Subspecialty Day Committee
  2. 2021 - present
    ChairBasic and Clinical Science Course Section 9 Committee (Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis), American Academy of Ophthalmology
  3. 2020 - present
    Program DirectorMayo Medical Retina Fellowship
  4. 2019 - present
    Exam Item WriterAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  5. 2018 - 2020
    Diversity LeaderDepartment Diversity Leaders
  6. 2016 - present
    Board ExaminerAmerican Board of Ophthalmology
  7. 2016 - present
    Board MemberMinnesota Academy of Ophthalmology
  8. 2016 - 2020
    Invited ParticipantBasic and Clinical Science Course Section 9 Committee (Intraocular Inflammation and Uveitis), American Academy of Ophthalmology
  9. 2016 - 2018
    Invited ParticipantKnowledge Base Uveitis Panel, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  10. 2014 - 2018
    Invited ParticipantAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology, Uveitis Practicing Ophthalmologists Curriculum, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  11. 2014 - present
    Ophthalmology LiaisonMayo Clinic Center for Tuberculosis, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine
  12. 2013 - present
    Faculty MemberClinical Competency Committee, Department of Ophthalmology
  13. 2013 - present
    MemberMinnesota Medical Association
  14. 2013 - present
    MemberZumbro Valley Medical Association, Minnesota Medical Association
  15. 2012 - present
    Content ReviewerAskMayoExpert review committee, Department of Ophthalmology
  16. 2011 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Uveitis Society
  17. 2007 - present
    Active MemberAmerican Academy of Ophthalmology
  18. 2005 - present
    MemberAlpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Research activities

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