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Philip W Smith, MD

Practice Area: Cancer, Surgery Department: Surgery Division: General Surgery Title: Assistant Professor ABMS Certification: Surgery

Contact Information

Primary Location:
UVA Surgical Care
Fourth Floor 1300 Jefferson Park Ave. Charlottesville, VA 22903 Phone: 434.924.0376 | Fax: 434.924.1128


Dr. Smith was born and raised in Fauquier County, VA. He attended the University of Virginia for college, medical school and general surgery residency. During his residency, he also completed a two-year postgraduate research fellowship at UVA. He went to Columbia University in New York to further specialize in endocrine surgery. Following his endocrine surgery fellowship, he returned to join the faculty at the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Smith specializes in endocrine surgery, treating benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal glands and pancreas. He performs some thyroid and parathyroid procedures using local anesthetic and performs some thyroid and parathyroid procedures on an outpatient basis. He is also a member of the melanoma multidisciplinary treatment team and manages melanoma and other skin cancers. As a general surgeon, he also manages hernia, gallbladder disease and other general surgical problems.

Learn more about Dr. Philip Smith (video).


  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Skip Warren Chief Resident Teaching and Leadership Award
  • Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
  • Eagle Scout


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