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Joseph A. Smith MD

Professor of Urology, and William L. Bray Professor
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    4.9
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  • 409 ratings
  • 50 comments

Areas of Expertise

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    Bladder Cancer
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    Genitourinary Cancer
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    Prostate Cancer
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    Prostatectomy
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    Urologic Cancer
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    Urologic/Genitourinary Cancer
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    Urology

Conditions and Treatments

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    Bladder Cancer
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    Kidney Cancer
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    Prostate Cancer
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    Urological Cancers
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    Neobladder Surgery
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    Partial Nephrectomy
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    Radical Nephrectomy
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    Radical Prostatectomy
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    Robotic Surgery

Location

1301 Medical Center Drive, Suite 3823
Nashville, TN 37232

Education

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

Board Certifications

  • Urology - American Board of Urology, 1981

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Cannot say enough good things about Dr. Smith. He exercises good judgement with his recommendations, has a friendly and calming bedside manner, and I feel, truly cares about you. I feel fortunate to have him as my urologist. Worth the 3-hour drive from Knoxville to see him.
May 16, 2022
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Good
May 9, 2022
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Very personable took time to listen
April 27, 2022
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Not a very good experience.
April 18, 2022
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Dr. Smith's resident was excellent. Quiet, calming, and knowledgeable. As you well know Joseph A. Smith is beyond compare, to borrow from Shakespeare. I have been with Dr. Smith for 13 years, and it never ceases to amaze me the level of care he provides, especially with all the responsibilities he has. In a word, Dr. Smith is superb! His reputation in the profession is equally superb. VUMC is very fortunate to have him, but you already know that.
April 15, 2022
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Dr Smith is THE best.
April 14, 2022
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Great experience
April 12, 2022
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I feel Dr Smith gave me as much time as I neededanswered all my questions in terms I could understand, and gave me honest opinions on my options
March 30, 2022
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I will highly recommend Vanderbilt to everyone, especially Dr Smith
March 29, 2022
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