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Joseph A Smith, MD


William L. Bray Professor of Surgery

4.9 4.9 427 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

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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

I already have recommended Dr. Smith to others.
Patient | September 21, 2017

Based on Dr Smith's reputation as one of the top doctors in his field,my wife and I were not sure what to expect when we arrived for my appointment. The entire staff could not have been nicer. Dr Smith was very cordial ,and answered all my questions in a direct manner. After meeting him, I am even more convinced that I made the right decision in having him(and his team) perform my surgery
Patient | September 18, 2017

My experience with Dr. Smith and every aspect of Vanderbilt was beyond superlative.
Patient | September 5, 2017

Compassionate & understanding doctor!
Patient | August 29, 2017

Dr. Smith is tops in his profession. This visit was an annual cancer check-up. All is clear and healthy thanks primarily to the expertise of Dr. Smith and the Vanderbilt urology staff.
Patient | August 22, 2017

excellent professional
Patient | July 24, 2017

Not only did the doctor spend significant time with me, so did the resident which I appreciated very much. having the resident first helped focus some of my comments and questions.
Patient | July 24, 2017

Dr Smith is a great doctor- I can't say enough good things about him and the care that I've received. He was a second opinion for prostate surgery and I know that I picked the best and most experience provider.
Patient | July 10, 2017

Will recommend.
Patient | July 6, 2017

Very good.
Patient | July 3, 2017

Dr. Smith is a GREAT surgeon who also has a delightful personality, great bedside manner, and was willing to spend quality time at my consult exam to explain everything. GREAT DOCTOR.
Patient | July 3, 2017

I realize that Dr. Smith is a world-class physician, maybe the top man in his field in the world. He treated me like I was his only patient, like he is genuinely worried about me, and has ensured me that he is going to everything possible to help me through this. The best experience for a bad situation. I am fortunate that he is here and that Vanderbilt hospital is available to me through this fight.
Patient | June 30, 2017

Dr. Smith was very respectful.
Patient | June 24, 2017

Dr Smith and his team are Excellent
Patient | June 3, 2017

I was treated very good and my questions were answered. #10. So far.
Patient | June 2, 2017

I have come to trust Dr Smith with my care without any doubt
Patient | June 1, 2017

Have always had excellent care from Dr. Smith and has staff both in the office and the hospital.
Patient | May 24, 2017

Dr. Joseph Smith gave me a sense of confidence about health condition that I have not ever experienced before. I am at a level of being at "ease" that I have not ever expected before.
Patient | May 23, 2017

Much better than Summitt.
Patient | May 8, 2017

Dr. Smith is totally professional and an outstanding surgeon. I have always had the highest regard for him.
Patient | May 8, 2017

Patient | May 1, 2017

Dr. Smith seemed very concerned & helped to ease my worries by explaining everything.
Patient | May 1, 2017

Doctor Smith and his Resident were both superb. I would recommend them to anyone. The entire staff was excellent. very good experience
Patient | April 22, 2017

Dr. Smith always outstanding
Patient | March 31, 2017

We have the most confidence in Dr. Joseph Smith.
Patient | March 29, 2017

Professional, courteous, and informative. Great appointment & check-up.
Patient | March 27, 2017

Dr. Jay Smith is the gold standard in my book. Could not imagine a more competent and empathetic provider.
Patient | March 27, 2017

I am 110% confident in Dr. Smith He is the best.
Patient | March 5, 2017

Just want to state I have high confidence in Dr. Smith's abilities. He is a top notch Doctor in my book.
Patient | March 4, 2017

Dr. Smith has been excellent in answering my questions and providing medical care.
Patient | February 27, 2017

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