Dr. Durham-Smith began his medical career in Australia after earning his medical degree from the University of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia in 1974. He served several residencies around the world before being certified by the Australian Board of Plastic Surgery and receiving Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in England (FRCS). In 1983 he became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
In 1990, Dr. Durham-Smith moved to his wife's home town of Louisville, Kentucky and joined Louisville's Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Specialists in 1991. Dr. Durham-Smith has extensive training and experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. His other areas of expertise include reconstructive plastic surgery and hand surgery.
Dr. Durham-Smith is a past president of the Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, Kentucky Society of Plastic Surgeons and Jefferson County Medical Society. He is a published contributor to various medical journals and has presented his reports at medical meetings.
In working with patients, Dr. Durham-Smith utilizes his extensive world-wide training in plastic surgery to meet each patient's objectives for aesthetic enhancements.