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About The Blogger


Henry F. Smith Jr. MD is a native of Northeastern Pennsylvania. He is a graduate of the University of Scranton, and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.

He underwent post-graduate training in Internal Medicine at The University of Rochester, Rochester NY and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia

He is the Director of the Sleep Medicine Program at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Henry has long had a passion for protecting the environment, and in particular, the valuable ecosystems in the Northeastern Pennsylvania region. He was a founder of Defend our Watershed, a grassroots organization that organized to defend the former PG Energy watershed lands sold secretly to unknown buyers. Their efforts, along with the help of others, led to the protection of large tracts of this extraordinary property.

He is a frequent guest editorialist on topics of the environment, and healthcare, with local newspapers.

Dr. Smith has been involved with photography for over thirty years. He specializes in landscape photography of the eastern U.S, with a focus on Pennsylvania, the Adirondacks, and New England. His work has been used in diverse publications and has been featured in multiple galleries throughout the Northeastern U.S. His most recent book, Pennsylvania Seasons, is available through Amazon, Borders, and Barnes and Noble.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Catherine (Spitzer) Smith MD. They have two extraordinary children, Brigid Louise, and Henry Francis (Gus).

They reside in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania, along the western border of the Poconos.