Dr. Larry Smith received his doctorate in biological sciences from Fordham University, Bronx, New York, and completed a certificate in molecular laboratory diagnostics at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. He completed postdoctoral studies in gene therapy and experimental hematopoiesis at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York, and was a research fellow in immunology at Fordham University and at the Laboratory of Lymphokine Biology, New York Blood Center’s Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York, New York. In addition, Dr. Smith has a Master of Science degree in medical biology and a Bachelor of Science degree of Science in French and biology.
His former positions include Research Associate and Director of the Stem Cell Research Laboratory, Division of Hematology-Oncology, at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, New York; Adjunct Associate Professor at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, Newark, New Jersey; Adjunct Professor at the School
of Health Sciences and Professional Programs, York College, City University of New York; and Director of the Coagulation and Hemostasis Laboratories, Assistant Attending Laboratory Scientist and Director of Clinical Hematology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York. Most recently, Dr. Smith served as Global Medical and Scientific Affairs Manager for Abbott Hematology Diagnostic Division in Santa Clara, California.
Dr. Smith is a member of the American Association for Clinical Chemistry, the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science, the American Society of Hematology, the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis, the International Society for Laboratory Hematology, and the International Society on Thrombosis and Hemostasis.
Dr. Smith holds multiple board certificates and has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, reviews and monographs. He is the co-author of several textbooks on hematology and coagulation and has been an invited speaker at both national and international conferences. His research interests include laboratory test development for hemostasis and coagulation and flow cytometry applications for leukemia and lymphoma testing.
Currently, Dr. Smith is retired. He is an accomplished pianist, a polyglot, involved in church and community activities related to health and wellness, an avid drone pilot, and consults in laboratory medicine.