Matthew B. Smith, MD, FACG


272 Ratings
Years in Practice: 33 years
Practices In: Downers Grove, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Lisle, Oakbrook Terrace
Patients Seen: Adults

Prac­tic­ing med­i­cine and hav­ing patients trust me to the extent that they are able to share their per­son­al prob­lems is a priv­i­lege. I believe it is impor­tant to lis­ten to the con­cerns of my patients and to edu­cate them so that togeth­er we can decide on a plan to treat their symp­toms or disease.

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Awards & Accolades
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2022
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2021
Chicago Magazine, Top Doctors 2017
Phi Beta Kappa 1987
Clinical Interests

Inflam­ma­to­ry bow­el dis­ease, Diag­nos­tic and ther­a­peu­tic endoscopy, Colon can­cer screen­ing and eval­u­a­tion, Gas­troe­sophageal reflux dis­ease, Crohn’s disease

Personal Interests

Run­ning, Golf, Reading

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America American Gastroenterological Association American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Fellow, American College of Gastroenterology
Elmhurst Memorial Hospital
155 E. Brush Hill Road Elmhurst, Illinois 60126 331-221-1000 Get Directions
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Graduation Date: 1987 Degree: MD
University of Chicago Medical Center Internal Medicine
University of Chicago Medical Center Gastroenterology


Capsule Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, Esophagogastro- duodenoscopy - EGD, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, G-Tube Placement and Removal, Ileoscopy, Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Placement, Polyp Removal


Achalasia, Acute Infectious Diarrhea in Adults, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, Diverticular Disease of the Colon in Adults, Eosinophillic Esophagitis (EoE), GERD, Helicobacter Pylori Infection, Ulcerative Colitis in Adults


Ratings Category

The Patient Satisfaction Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.

Patient Satisfaction Rating

272 Ratings

Provider discussed treatment options

266 Ratings

Provider showed concern

270 Ratings

Provider explained things clearly

270 Ratings

Provider included you in decisions

267 Ratings

Likelihood of recommending this provider

269 Ratings


Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey.
"I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Smith as my GI specialist since I was diagnosed with UC. He always listens and always explains clearly where I'm at and what next steps should be."
Sep. 21, 2023
"Answered all my questions knowledgeably"
Aug. 26, 2023
"I will recommend anyone with the same issue to see Dr. Smith. This is the best doctor I have seen for any medical issues. He is a terrific doctor. What a professional. Puts you at ease, answers every question and makes you feel like nothing can go wrong. What a great Guy"
Aug. 26, 2023
"Dr. Smith listened to my concerns about a colonoscopy, and assured me that I will be completely sedated before he starts the test!"
Aug. 26, 2023
"Dr. Matthew Smith is a great doctor. He takes the time to explain things to me in clear, concise terms (even when I interrupt him).He is an expert in his field. I am glad he is my doctor and I wish you could clone him to help all the people that could use a doctor like him."
Aug. 21, 2023
"Dr Smith is very caring, knowledgeable, and sincere to you as a person not just a patient"
Aug. 21, 2023
"Great experience! On time, professional, and very GREAT experience!"
Aug. 18, 2023
"I came in nervous about my procedure and was put at ease almost immediately."
Aug. 17, 2023
"Couldn't ask for anything better."
Aug. 14, 2023
"Dr. Smith invariably confers with me regarding active symptoms and management of my medical condition(s). He is also comprehensive regarding my concerns and includes me in decision making regarding any needs for changes or addressing potential consultations with my primary care physician."
Aug. 13, 2023
"It was great, I felt I was listen to and given choices. I was very satisfied."
Aug. 9, 2023
"Dr Smith is the best Has been with my family many years"
Aug. 8, 2023
"The whole experience was handled perfectly. Not one complaint. Very pleased with the service."
Aug. 8, 2023
"Dr. Smith is very kind and caring"
Aug. 5, 2023
"Dr. Smith and all of the staff demonstrated care and concern; were also friendly and pleasant!"
Jul. 12, 2023
"Quick visit with my questions answered"
Jul. 10, 2023
"Dr. Smith is always very clear about the current state of my ulcerative colitis, what tests or labs I need, what treatment changes are options for me, why he prefers one over the other, and what the next steps are."
Jul. 3, 2023
"Dr Smith was wonderful and would recommend him to anyone."
Jun. 26, 2023
"Best doctor I have. Very patient with me. Listens well & I'm always confident that he is giving me the best advice."
Jun. 20, 2023
"I'v been seeing Dr. Smith for approximately 9 years & I wouldn't change a thing."
Jun. 19, 2023
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