Dr. Kenneth Smith is a highly skilled and board-certified ophthalmologist with expertise in LASIK and refractive cataract surgery. With over 20 years of experience, he has performed over 30,000 LASIK procedures, establishing himself as a trusted and proficient surgeon. Originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, Dr. Smith has been a part of the Louisville community for over 25 years. When he’s not practicing medicine, he enjoys various sports, particularly swimming, spending time in nature, traveling, and cherishing moments with his wife and three children.
EDUCATION | TRAINING
Dr. Smith completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he was also actively involved in college basketball. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Louisville. Driven by his passion for surgical procedures and achieving optimal clinical outcomes for his patients, Dr. Smith pursued an internship in general surgery before specializing in ophthalmology through a residency at the University of Louisville. During his training, his exceptional skills and dedication led him to be chosen as the chief resident by the esteemed faculty.
MEMBERSHIPS | AFFILIATIONS
Dr. Smith maintains active membership in numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the Louisville Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Kentucky Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is board certified by the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS). Dr. Smith is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and serves as a gratis faculty member at the University of Louisville, where he enjoys contributing to the training of ophthalmology residents.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS | HONORS
Dr. Smith’s excellence in ophthalmology has been recognized through multiple awards and honors. Since 2013, he has consistently been recognized as a Top Doctor in Louisville, Kentucky, and received the Patients’ Choice Award as one of Kentucky’s Favorite Physicians. In 2014, he was honored with the Compassionate Doctors Award by Vitals, acknowledging his unwavering commitment to providing dedicated care to his patients. In 2022 and 2023, Dr. Smith won the America’s Best Physicians award. This prestigious award is presented only to doctors who demonstrate exceptional credentials, experience and commitment to excellence.
Dr. Kenneth Smith’s outstanding surgical skills, compassionate approach, and dedication to his patients have made him a highly respected ophthalmologist in his community. With his expertise in LASIK and refractive cataract surgery, he continues to make a positive impact in improving the vision and lives of his patients.