Dr. Roger Smith is an award winning scientist who writes medical science fiction novels featuring advanced surgical devices, AI, and speculative diseases. Prior to his writing, he enjoyed a goldilocks career in healthcare, government, and national defense.

For ten years, he was a leading robotic surgery researcher, publishing his results in medical journals and speaking at surgical conferences. He spent four years in civilian government service, leading the technology innovation for all US Army simulation systems. Prior to that he was a Vice President for multiple defense software companies.

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Dr. Smith has received multiple awards for his innovations in robotic surgery education, training simulation, and software system development. He is on the faculty of the University of Central Florida’s College of Medicine and the Institute for Simulation and Training. He was a co-director and research faculty for robotic surgery fellowships at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.

He holds a Doctorate and MBA from the University of Maryland, a Master’s from Texas Tech University, and a Bachelor’s from Colorado State University.

He lives with his wife, dogs, and cats in sunny Florida, frequently escaping to cooler climes during the beastly Florida summers.