Angela B. Smith

Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, FACS, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member and Associate Professor in the Department of Urology at UNC-Chapel Hill. Smith is the Co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital and Director of the Urologic Oncology in the UNC Department of Urology.

MD, MS, FACS
Co-director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the N.C. Cancer Hospital; Director of Urologic Oncology in the UNC Department of Urology; Associate Professor of Urology at UNC School of Medicine
UNC-Chapel Hill
Clinical Research
Urologic Oncology Program

Area of interest

As Director of the Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Service at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, my clinical and research focus is in bladder cancer. I have been the PI or co-Investigator on several university-, AHRQ-, and PCORI-funded grants and am an internationally recognized expert in bladder cancer, stakeholder engagement, patient-reported outcomes in urology, and mHealth interventions, with over 75 peer-reviewed publications. As a urologic oncologist and surgeon, I have always had a desire to improve the lives of cancer patients undergoing surgery. My long-term career goal is to conduct meaningful research to improve the quality and outcomes of post-surgical care in cancer through incorporation of patient-reported outcomes into clinical practice. I seek to accomplish this by:

  1. promoting patient engagement in research
  2. incorporating patient-reported outcomes in clinically relevant comparative effectiveness research
  3. developing and evaluating the effectiveness of innovative mHealth strategies that improve the quality of care among surgical patients

Awards and Honors

  • UNC Health Care and Faculty Physicians Award for Carolina Care Excellent, 2019  >95% of patients responded “Yes, definitely” when asked if they would recommend me to their friends
  • British Journal of Urology International Article of the Week, “Impact of Bladder Cancer Diagnosis on Health-Related Quality of Life,” April 2018.
  • Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship in Academic Medicine, 2017 Four-year $20,000 award given to promising junior faculty at the UNC School of Medicine
  • Best Doctors Distinction, Best Doctors  2015-2018
  • National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, 2013-current
  • 2012 UNC Urology Scholar of the Year
  • 2011 UNC Urology Scholar of the Year
  • 2011 NIH-NMA Travel Award, Careers in Academic Medicine Workshop
  • 2010 Montague L. Boyd Essay Competition, 3rd place, SE Section of AUA
  • 2010 North Carolina Resident Symposium, 1st place, debate
  • 2009 North Carolina Resident Symposium, 2nd place, research presentation
  • 2008 North Carolina Resident Symposium, 1st place, case presentation
  • 2007 North Carolina Resident Symposium, 1st place, case presentation
  • 2006 Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 2005-2006 Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholarship, 2005-2006
  • 2003 Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • 1999-2003 UNC Johnston Scholar

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