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Joseph Smith

Joseph A Smith MD

Professor 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.