Philip W. Smith, MD, FACS

Dr. Smith, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is a general and transplant surgeon, specializing in trauma and surgical critical care. Dr. Smith joined University Surgical Associates in 2004.

Dr. Smith has office hours at the Erlanger Medical Mall on Monday (1 – 4 pm) and Wednesday (1 – 4 pm), and performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital and the Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger.

Dr. Smith is an associate professor in surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Meghan Mounce, BSN, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0802

USA Hernia Center

Dr. Smith offers hernia surgery through the USA Hernia Center. At our hernia center, we offer a collaborative approach to improve the quality of care for hernia patients.

Learn more about the USA Hernia Center

Education

Undergraduate (1985)
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Graduate (1990)
E. Tennessee State University
James H. Quillen Col. of Medicine
Johnson City, TN
Medical Degree

Internship (1990 – 1991)
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Residency (1994 – 1995)
Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Residency (1995 – 1996)
Surgery
Memorial Medical Center
Savannah, GA

Residency (1997 – 2000)
Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Fellowship (2000 – 2001)
Surgical Critical Care
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Certifications

ABS, General Surgery, 2001
ABS, Added Qualifications in Critical Care, 2001
Medical License – Tennessee, 1996
Medical License – Georgia, 1997 (expired)
Medical License – Virginia, 1999

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor (2004 – present)
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Assistant Professor of Surgery (2002 – 2004)
Vanderbilt U. Medical Center
Department of General Surgery
Section of Surgical Sciences
Nashville, TN

Instructor in Surgery (2001 – 2002)
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center
Department of General Surgery
Section of  Surgical Sciences
Nashville, TN

Military Service

United States Navy (1991 – 1994)
Lieutenant, Medical Corps
Active Duty

Flight Surgeon School (1991 – 1992)
Pensacola, FL

Flight Surgeon, Naval Medical Clinic (1992 – 1994)
Division Head, Physical Exams Section
Staff Member, Military Medicine Department
Quantico, VA

Professional Organizations

Southeastern Surgical Congress, 1998; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2001; Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2001; American College of Chest Physicians, 2001

Philip W. Smith,
MD, FACS

Dr. Smith, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), is a general and transplant surgeon, specializing in trauma and surgical critical care. Dr. Smith joined University Surgical Associates in 2004.

Dr. Smith has office hours at the Erlanger Medical Mall on Monday (1 – 4 pm) and Wednesday (1 – 4 pm), and performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital and the Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger.

Dr. Smith is an associate professor in surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Meghan Mounce, BSN, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0802

USA Hernia Center

Dr. Smith offers hernia surgery through the USA Hernia Center. At our hernia center, we offer a collaborative approach to improve the quality of care for hernia patients.

Learn more about the USA Hernia Center

Education

Undergraduate (1985)
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Arts, Biology

Graduate (1990)
E. Tennessee State University
James H. Quillen Col. of Medicine
Johnson City, TN
Medical Degree

Internship (1990 – 1991)
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Residency (1994 – 1995)
Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Residency (1995 – 1996)
Surgery
Memorial Medical Center
Savannah, GA

Residency (1997 – 2000)
Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Fellowship (2000 – 2001)
Surgical Critical Care
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN

Certifications

ABS, General Surgery, 2001
ABS, Added Qualifications in Critical Care, 2001
Medical License – Tennessee, 1996
Medical License – Georgia, 1997 (expired)
Medical License – Virginia, 1999

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor (2004 – present)
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

Assistant Professor of Surgery (2002 – 2004)
Vanderbilt U. Medical Center
Department of General Surgery
Section of Surgical Sciences
Nashville, TN

Instructor in Surgery (2001 – 2002)
Vanderbilt Univ. Medical Center
Department of General Surgery
Section of  Surgical Sciences
Nashville, TN

Military Service

United States Navy (1991 – 1994)
Lieutenant, Medical Corps
Active Duty

Flight Surgeon School (1991 – 1992)
Pensacola, FL

Flight Surgeon, Naval Medical Clinic (1992 – 1994)
Division Head, Physical Exams Section
Staff Member, Military Medicine Department
Quantico, VA

Professional Organizations

Southeastern Surgical Congress, 1998; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, 2001; Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2001; American College of Chest Physicians, 2001