Joseph A. Smith MDProfessor and Chairman, Department of Urologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Joseph A. Smith, Jr. is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Urologic Surgery at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. He is an AOA graduate of the University of Tennessee Medical School and was chosen the Outstanding Graduate. He performed his surgery residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, his urology residency at the University of Utah, and a fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr Smith has served as President of the American Board of Urology, President of the Society of Urologic Oncology, President of the Southeastern Section of the American Urologic Association, and Chairman of the Residency Review Committee for Urology. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Contribution Award and the Hugh Hampton Young Award from the American Urologic Association and the SUO achievement medal from the Society of Urologic Oncology. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Urology and is a member of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons and the Clinical Society of GU Surgeons.
He has published over 300 peer reviewed manuscripts, over 100 book chapters, and has edited or co-edited eight textbooks. His professional focus has been on innovative treatment strategies for patients with urologic cancers and introduction and evaluation of technologic advances in urologic surgery.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Previous Prostate Surgery and Outcomes for Patients Treated With Robot-Assisted Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer
- Retzius-Sparing Robot-Assisted Radical Prostatectomy Conveys Early Regain of Continence
- Quality of Life Changes >10 Years Following Postoperative Radiotherapy After Radical Prostatectomy
- Intraoperative Autologous Retropubic Urethral Sling and Urinary Control After Robotic Assisted-Radical Prostatectomy
- Survival Prediction in Patients With Node-Positive Prostate Cancer After Prostatectomy
- Continuous Norepinephrine Plus Restrictive Deferred Hydration Reduces Need for Blood Transfusion During Open Radical Cystectomy
- Complications Associated With Patient Positioning During Radical Prostatectomy
- Positioning-Related Complications of Minimally Invasive Radical Prostatectomies
- Robot-Assisted Versus Open Radical Prostatectomy
- Early Recovery After Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer