Get to Know Dr. Phil Smith

We are excited to add Dr. Phil Smith to our surgical team!  Read Dr. Smith’s professional bio here, and learn more about his life outside of the OR below.

What is your favorite thing about being an ophthalmologist?

My favorite thing about being an ophthalmologist is being able to transform people’s lives by helping to restore, improve, or preserve their vision. I am lucky enough to be practicing in a time of tremendous innovation in our field.

What is your favorite holiday and why?

Thanksgiving has become one of my favorite holidays. My wife and I tend to spend quality time with our extended families on or around Thanksgiving. And it is nice to spend the holiday with my in-laws in Hawaii.

Where would you like to travel to?

There are so many places I would love to visit with my wife. Spain would be on the top of the list, as my wife has some extended family there. We enjoy scuba diving, so anywhere with a beach and reef – the Caribbean, Australia, Indonesia. With my Scottish heritage, I would like to visit Scotland, as well, and maybe play bagpipes in the Scottish Highland.

What are you most looking forward to doing now that you’re back in Wisconsin?

I am looking forward to having four seasons again, and the year-round opportunities for outdoor activities. I love the fall with the changing colors and missed good cheese! And the people here are just fabulous. I have made so many life-long friends in Wisconsin. It will be great to be able to visit with them again and make new friends, as well.

Welcome, Dr. Smith!