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 of the Sleep Medicine Program at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes Barre, Pa.

Henry has long had a passion to protect 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 health care, with local newspapers, particularly the Times Leader in Wilkes Barre.

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 the Moosic Mountain region of Pennsylvania, along the western border of the Poconos.

4 Responses to About The Blogger

  1. A sense of joy and wonder infuses your images.


  2. Alfred Kukitz says:

    I can’t find The Flow of Water article.


  3. Just to let you know – and I hope this gets relayed to you in time Your blog will be featured as the NEPA Blogs Blog of the Week on WBRE’s PA Live on Tuesday, July 26 2016 at about 4:30. The segment will be posted to the PA Homepage site a day or two later. The link is already up on NEPA Blogs: http://nepablogs.blogspot.com/2016/07/pa-live-blog-of-week-henry-smiths.html


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