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Joseph A Smith, MD


William L. Bray Professor of Surgery

4.9 4.9 375 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Bladder Cancer
Genitourinary Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Urologic Cancer
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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


Vanderbilt Urology
Vanderbilt Urology
1301 Medical Center Drive
Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232

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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.
I trust this provider with my life..
Patient | October 26, 2018

The provider is an excellent surgeon who has excellent knowledge and experience in his expertise. I am very thankful for the manner in which this health concern, (prostate cancer) was handled.
Patient | October 24, 2018

I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Smith to others.
Patient | October 24, 2018

Patient | October 23, 2018

Dr Joseph Smith seemed very concerned and was very patient with all my questions. I left he understood all my concerns.
Patient | October 10, 2018

Dr. Joseph Smith, in a word, is an excellent doctor and very caring. I am in the best hands available and I feel I receive the best possible care. Thank you for having Dr. Smith available to me.
Patient | October 8, 2018

Already have recommend Dr. Smith to a friend.
Patient | September 23, 2018

Patient | September 20, 2018

I am fortunate that I could have gone anywhere in the US for my surgery. after much research, I choose Dr. Smith and Vanderbilt. I have no regrets and am quite pleased with the care.
Patient | September 17, 2018

all the staff I meet were very professional
Patient | September 11, 2018

I would trust Dr Smith with my life.
Patient | September 11, 2018

Always perfect.
Patient | August 22, 2018

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have Dr. Smith as my urologist. He's just the best in my opinion.
Patient | August 21, 2018

Everything was good. N bad experiences.
Patient | August 20, 2018

When things go as well as they did for me, then my experience proves the competence, knowledge, and skills of all medical personnel involved was EXCELLENT.
Patient | August 5, 2018

Dr. Smith is the best. Would highly recommend him, the best in this field!
Patient | July 31, 2018

I have recommended him several times already.
Patient | July 23, 2018

Patient | July 17, 2018

All excellent.
Patient | July 16, 2018

Dr Joseph Smith and Vanderbilt was recommended to me by a friend and I have done the same thing with friends of mine who are in a similar situation: to wit, prostate cancer. Dr Smith is top notch ... kind, caring and really sharp. He inspires confidence and is completely honest about what to expect. The information Vanderbilt urology provided me was perfect ... accurate and clear. I could not have asked for more. The follow up with Dr Smith was really good ... I hope he continues to practice at Vanderbilt for a very long time! I trust him completely. My wife was very impressed with him as well. My flight surgeon knows Dr Smith's reputation and has also heard nothing but good things about his work. The urology staff as a whole is superb!
Patient | June 20, 2018

Losing confidence in this provider. Was prescribed medication in late 2017 had side effects, provider said that happens.
Patient | May 29, 2018

Patient | May 29, 2018

Dr Smith and his team made me feel welcomed and important
Patient | May 23, 2018

Dr. Smith is one of the finest providers I have ever encountered. I literally think he save my life. I shall always be indebted to him.
Patient | May 14, 2018

Dr. Smith and his staff were very courteous. Dr. Smith is an excellent physician & surgeon. Dr. Smith knows how to talk with the patient regarding the details and exhibits confidence. I have the up most confidence in Dr. Smith and it was a pleasure working with him.
Patient | May 7, 2018

Great man to talk with. His concern for my health makes me believe in him even more than I can explain.
Patient | April 24, 2018

Just the finest.
Patient | April 19, 2018

Dr. Smith is always concerned and makes me feel at ease.
Patient | April 19, 2018

complete confidence in Dr Smith
Patient | March 27, 2018

Everyone from Drs to receptionists to nurses to interns were awesome. I couldn't ask for better care.
Patient | March 27, 2018

This was a brief follow-up to surgery - doctor dismissed me.
Patient | March 23, 2018

wouldn't trade this doctor for anything
Patient | February 7, 2018

Patient | February 7, 2018

dr Smith is best I have visited.
Patient | February 4, 2018

I feel like Dr. Smith & staff saved my life - what a wonderful man & physician!
Patient | January 27, 2018

Dr. Smith gets the highest marks. It is worth my time and expense to travel from Memphis to see Dr. Smith at the Vanderbilt Clinic.
Patient | January 18, 2018

We believe in Dr. Smith and make the effort to drive from our home in Illinois to receive his treatment and guidance. He is the very best!!!
Patient | December 12, 2017

Dr. Smith is one of best in the US in his speciality and has very good bedside manner.
Patient | December 12, 2017

Great consultation with Mr Smith
Patient | December 7, 2017

Dr Smith is THE Urologist to see if you have a problem. I drive from central Alabama to see him!!!
Patient | December 7, 2017

Dr. Smith is excellent
Patient | October 30, 2017

I would recommend Dr. Smith and Vanderbilt to everyone.
Patient | October 27, 2017

Dr. Smith gives me a confident feeling. He is outstanding and the best for me.
Patient | October 25, 2017

He was very professional.
Patient | October 24, 2017

Dr. Smith was excellent and very easy to talk with.
Patient | October 24, 2017

He is the best I have cancer and it is comforting to have Dr. Smith on my side.
Patient | October 21, 2017

Professional in all way.
Patient | October 20, 2017

I have total confidence in Dr. Smith's knowledge and skills. He's a top notch doctor.
Patient | October 20, 2017

Dr. Smith is a very kind and helpful doctor. We have great confidence in him.
Patient | September 26, 2017

Dr. Smith was exceptional - very find doctor manners care & knowledgement.
Patient | September 25, 2017