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Joseph A Smith, MD


William L. Bray Professor of Surgery

4.9 4.9 544 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.
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

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