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Joseph A Smith, MD


William L. Bray Professor of Surgery

4.8 4.8 418 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Urologic Surgery
Bladder Cancer
Genitourinary Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
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Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer

Board Certificates

Urology - American Board of Urology, 1981


MD - University of Tennessee, 1974
Fellowship - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, 1980
Residency - University of Utah Health Care, 1979
Residency - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1976
Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1975


1301 Medical Center Drive
The Vanderbilt Clinic, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232-2765

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
An excellent professional with a friendly attitude.
Patient | February 3, 2017

Dr. Smith seemed very knowledgeable about my problem and was forthright inhis recommendations.
Patient | January 30, 2017

Dr Smith is the best in his field. My cancer and his treatment made my wife and I decide to remain in the middle Tennessee area rather than travel the highways full time in an RV. I don't ever want to be too far from Vanderbilt.
Patient | January 23, 2017

Dr. Smith did not act concern about my health issues. He was either having a bad day or he is just doesn't really care.
Patient | December 29, 2016

All good.
Patient | December 29, 2016

Dr. Smith was recommended to me by both an ex patient and my Urologist for surgery.
Patient | December 28, 2016

This was my first visit and was pleased with everything, very pleased.
Patient | December 2, 2016

Very professional & personable.
Patient | October 26, 2016

Patient | October 18, 2016

Dr. did not provide patient with answers to _____ complications that followed surgery. Was not properly informed of what could develop after surgery.
Patient | October 6, 2016

Dr. Smith and his people are as good as they come. #11. Excellent.
Patient | September 20, 2016

My visits to Vanderbilt Hospital downtown on 21st. avenue have always been positive each and every time I or anyone in my family have been there .
Patient | August 29, 2016

Patient | August 29, 2016

Dr. Smith is an excellent urologist with great experience & professional knowledge!
Patient | August 4, 2016

I have selected him over others.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr. Smith is my surgeon. He is the best!
Patient | August 1, 2016

Like this man a lot. He gave me hope. He is the type of physician I try to be to my patients.
Patient | July 19, 2016

I have no hesitation whatsoever, to recommend Dr. Smith or his staff or Vanderbilt.
Patient | July 18, 2016

Dr. Smith ROCKS!
Patient | July 6, 2016

Dr. Smith is the best ever, would recommend to anyone.
Patient | June 6, 2016

I have ever had. I have absolute trust in Dr. Smith.
Patient | June 1, 2016

I wish we could get such professional care as I received here at home.
Patient | May 31, 2016

Very good experience.
Patient | May 27, 2016

I trust the doctor.
Patient | May 1, 2016

As i said Joe Smith is the best in my book!
Patient | May 1, 2016

Dr. Smith is the very best. 10. Super good.
Patient | April 27, 2016

Dr. Smith is exceptional - Vanderbilt is very fortunate to have him.
Patient | April 26, 2016

#10. Outstanding -
Patient | April 25, 2016

My experiences with Dr. Smith have always been excellent.
Patient | March 15, 2016

Provider instructed staff to give me an injection of hormone therapy (45 mg Lupron) with no warning that very day.
Patient | March 3, 2016

Dr. Smith seen so many patients and I think he just doesn't have a lot of time to spend sometimes. Not his fault, but a fault of scheduling too many patients per day.
Patient | March 2, 2016

Dr. Smith is an expert in his field. He was very clear, caring and took the time we needed for questions and answers
Patient | February 14, 2016

Great experience! This provider saved my life! Also, answered my prayers!
Patient | February 11, 2016

Was to receive Monday's PSA results on Tuesday but had to call on Friday due to no word. Was told someone would get with me in 48 business hours. Received the call on Tuesday of the following week.
Patient | January 19, 2016