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Daryl I. Smith, M.D.
UR Medicine Faculty The University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group (URMFG) consists of over 900 specialist and primary care providers spanning 19 departments. URMFG is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
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About Me

Certified Specialties

Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine (SMD)


Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, University of Chicago Hospitals. 1988 - 1989

Residency, Surgery (General Surgery), University of Chicago Hospitals. 1986 - 1988

Internship, Anesthesiology, University of Chicago Hospitals. 1984 - 1986


MD | Brown University. 1984


First Runner-Up - Protein Kinase C and Neuropathic Pain: A Systematic Review of the Literature. 2018

Award of Merit- Best Poster Submission. 2016

2nd Place Resident Poster Presentation, Educational Innovation in Difficult Airway Management: Multidisciplinary Difficult Air. 2016

Chief of Anesthesiology Commendation, Outstanding Medical Student Teaching. 1986

Chief of Surgery Commendation, Outstanding Medical Student Teaching. 1984 - 1985

Dean's Award, Outstanding Medical Student Research. 1983 - 1984


Journal Articles

Non-inferiority Trial of a Pedal Controlled Injection Device: A Step towards Enhancing Patient Safety and Operator Independence during Neural Blockade

Aziz, R. Smith, D.I., Mbaye, R.N., Gusman, J., Garza, E., Wang, B., Feng, C., Tran, N-H.

Journal of Pain Research. 2019; 7(12): 571-577.

Smith, Daryl I; Aziz, Syed R.; Umeozulu, Stacey N.; Tran, Hai Thanh.

Pressure-Induced Neuropathy and Resultant Pain: Is a

Antihyperalgesia effect of AMP-activated Protein kinase (AMPK) Activators in a Mouse Model of Postoperative Pain

Smith DI, Tran H.T.

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. Published Online First: 16 September 2019. Doi: 10.1136/rapm-2019-100865. 2019; .

The Evolution of Iliac Bone Graft Donor Site Analgesia in Cleft Patients: Transversus Abdominis Plane Block Is Safe and Efficacious

Punekar, I.; Smith, D.I.; Tran, N-H.; Chhibber, A.; Morrison, C.

Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2018; 81(4): 441-443.

Hemodynamic Considerations in the Pathophysiology of Diabetic Neuropathy

Smith, D.I.; Tran, N-H.

Current Research in Diabetes & Obesity Journal. 2018; 5(5).

A Response to Dr. Stone and Colleagues: Should Hospitals Market Opioid-sparing Analgesia to Patients?

Tran, N-H.; Smith, D.I.; Morris, G.

Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. 2018; 43(4): 449-450.

Perioperative intravenous ketamine for acute postoperative pain in adults

Smith, DI.

Cochrane. 2018; .

Efficacy and Safety Outcome Domains and Outcome Measures in Systematic Reviews of Neuropathic Pain Conditions

Smith, DI.; Dosenovic, S.;.

Clinical Journal of Pain. 2018; .

A Systematic Review of the Anesthetic Approaches to Metabolic Disorders Associated with Myopathies

Tran, N-H, Smith, D.I.

Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal. 2018; .

Hemodynamic instability and Horner's syndrome following a labour lumbar neuraxial block: A warning sign of a potentially lethal event?

Smith DI, Chiem JL, Burk S, Borovcanin ZC, Tran NH

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.. 2017 June 110 (6):245-248. Epub 01/24/2017.

COMPARISON of single injection ultrasound guided approach versus multilevel landmark-based approach for thoracic paravertebral blockade for breast tumor resection a retrospective analysis at a tertiary care teaching institution

Saran, JS; Hoefnagel, AL; Skinner, KA; Feng, C; Smith, DI.

Journal of Pain Research:. 2017; 10: 1487 - 1492.

Use Proper Indicators of Change in Neuropsychological Studies

Feng, C.; Chen, C.; Zheng, JZ.; Lu, X.; Wang, B.; Smith, DI.; Wang, H.

MOJ Addict Med Ther. 2017; 3(5): 57.

Comparison of single-injection ultrasound-guided approach versus multilevel landmark-based approach for thoracic paravertebral blockade for breast tumor resection: a retrospective analysis at a tertiary care teaching institution.

Saran, J. S.; Hoefnagel, A. L.; Skinner, K. A.; Feng, C.; & Smith, D. I.

Journal of Pain Research. 2017; 10: 1487-1492.

Delay in Diagnosis of Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency, the Masking Effect of Headache and Coexisting Pain Syndromes: A Case Report

Smith, D.I.; Pyatigorskya, S.; Tran, N.

J Anesth Perioper Med. 2017; 4(5): 231-236.

Anesthetic consideration for patients with nemaline rod myopathy: a literature review

Tran, NH.; Smith, D.I.

Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal. 2017; 5(1): 31-39.

Hemodynamic instability and Horner's Syndrome following a labor lumbar neuraxial block: A warning sign of a potentially lethal event?

Smith, D.I.; Chiem, J.L.; Burk, S.; Borovcanin, Z.C.; Tran, N-H.

Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine. 2016; .

Epidural Catheter Migration in a Patient with Severe Spinal Stenosis.

Smith DI, Anderson R

Case reports in anesthesiology.. 2016 2016 :6124086. Epub 12/20/2016.

Intravenous Acetaminophen Administration in Patients Undergoing Craniotomy – A Retrospective Institutional Study

Hoefnagel AL; Lopez M; Mitchell K; Smith DI; Feng C, and Nadler JW.

J Anesth Clin Res. 2015; 6(568).

Trial ultrasound-guided continuous left stellate ganglion blockade before surgical gangliolysis in a patient with a left ventricular assist device and intractable ventricular tachycardia: A pain control application to a complex hemodynamic condition

Smith DI; Jones C; Morris K; Kralovic S; Massey HT; and Sifain A.

ASAIO Journal. 2015; 61(1): 104-106.

Transversus Abdominis Plane Block and Treatment of Viscerosomatic Abdominal Pain

Smith, D.I.; Hawson, A.; Correll, L.

Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine. 2015; 40(6): 731-732.

Treatment of acute flares of chronic pancreatitis pain with ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane block: A novel application of a pain management technique in the acute care setting

Smith DI; Hoang K; and Gelbard W.

Case Rep Emerg Med. 2014; .

Chronic pain localized to the iliohypogastric nerve: Treatment using an ultrasound-guided technique of hydrodissection for catheter placement as a guide for surgical iliohypogastric nerve resection

Adler AC; Smith DI; and Prikh P.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014; 134(1): 182e-183e.

The Role of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in the Reduction of Absenteeism Caused by Primary Dysmenorrhea

Smith D; Dallas T; and Ismail M.

Regional Anesthesia. 1989; 14(25): 89.

Monitoring Sympathetic Nervous System Activity in Humans, A Direct and Reliable Method

Smith D; Glusman S.

Anesthesiology. 1989; 1(A10).


Pathogenesis of Neuropathic Pain: Diagnosis and Treatment (2022)

Authors: Smith, DI; Tran, Hai

Publisher: Springer 2022

Blood Pressure - from Bench to Bed (2018)

Chapter: Hemodynamic Considerations in the Pathophysiology of Peripheral Neuropathy

Authors: Smith, D.I., Tran, N-H., Poku, J.

Publisher: InterchOpen 2018

Advanced Heart Failure and How it Impacts the Electrophysiologist (2016)

Chapter: Use of Sympathetic Ganglion Blockade to treat Electrical Storm in the Heart Failure Patient ISBN: 978-953-51-5048-

Authors: Smith, D.I., and Duah, A.O.

Publisher: ? 2016