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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), specializes 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, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0802


University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN
Bachelor of Arts, Biology

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

UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
1990 – 1991

UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
1994 – 1995

Memorial Medical Center
Savannah, GA
1995 – 1996

UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN
1997 – 2000

Surgical Critical Care
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
2000 – 2001

Academic Appointments

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

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

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


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

Military Service

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

1991 – 1992
Flight Surgeon School
Pensacola, FL

1992 – 1994
Flight Surgeon, Naval Medical Clinic
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.
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