Craig Smith, M.D. discusses Nobility In Small Things: A Surgeon's Path

Thursday, March 7, 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
76 Pondfield Road
Bronxville, NY 10708

Womrath Bookshop is excited to welcome the incredible surgeon and author Dr. Craig Smith as he discusses his inspiring memoir, Nobility In Small Things: A Surgeon's Path. Don't miss out on this engaging discussion that will surely leave you inspired.

Mark your calendars and join us at Womrath Bookshop for an enlightening evening! Audience Q&A and book signing are to follow. Register and reserve a copy of the book HERE.

About Nobility In Small Things
Dr. Craig R. Smith’s
Nobility In Small Things considers the moments of a surgeon’s life, both routine and extraordinary. The book introduces patients and peers, and moves from family-building and heartbreak at home, to the tragic suicide of two fellow M.D.s. Dr. Smith also writes with humor and vulnerability about how he overcame a long period of social anxiety early in his career.

In this memoir, Dr. Smith shows readers not just the making of a surgeon, but the maintenance of one: the deep feeling and moral philosophy that anchor the daily miracles that define his profession. Dr. Smith makes clear the stakes involved in being a surgeon make it a higher calling and that calling requires a higher standard of accountability. This deeply felt personal responsibility is a throughline as he takes readers into the operating theater.

Praise for Nobility In Small Things
Craig Smith is an extraordinary surgeon—I know that from personal experience. In Nobility In Small Things, he shows readers what a remarkable, ethical, thoughtful human being he is as well. This book is much more than a medical memoir; it’s an elegant work of literature, honoring where he comes from and revealing his inner life.” – President Bill Clinton

Nobility in Small Things is a book of staggering reach. Dr. Craig Smith is a legendary heart surgeon. We now know he is a fearless explorer of what it is to be human when the choices are hard, the stakes high, and courage is the only choice. His writing is powerful. Personal. And filled with lessons beyond words.” —Diane Sawyer

“Would you choose a surgeon who has reached his pinnacle over one who is a work in progress? In this wonderful and courageous book, Craig Smith dares to reveal himself as both—and we like him for it. Precise, masterful, perfectionistic, but also poetic, self-searching, philosophical: a world-renowned surgeon who literally holds hearts in his hands during the day and stands at night in the cold wet grass searching the dark sky for hope. Immersed in Smith's extraordinary narrative, we realize: This is who I want operating on me. You may never see a surgeon the same way after reading this book.” —Amy Silverstein, author of Sick Girl

About Dr. Craig Smith
Craig R. Smith, MD has served as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and the New York Presbyterian Hospital for fifteen years. In March of 2020, when New York City became the world’s COVID-19 epicenter, Smith started writing daily COVID email updates to his colleagues. The emails went viral, leading The Wall Street Journal to dub Smith “The Pandemic’s Most Powerful Writer.” He lives in New York City with his wife and has three grown daughters.


Nobility in Small Things: A Surgeon's Path By Craig R. Smith, M.D. Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250278531
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 10th, 2023