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Angela B. Smith, MD, MS, FACS, is a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center member with a clinical and research focus in bladder cancer.

Professor, Urology
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Leadership Development
UNC-Chapel Hill
Urologic Oncology Program
Cancer Prevention and Control

Meet Angela Smith

Area of Interest

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

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Awards and Honors

  • Gold Cystoscope Award, American Urological Association, 2022
  • Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prizes for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2020
  • 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
  • UNC Urology Scholar of the Year, 2012
  • UNC Urology Scholar of the Year, 2011
  • NIH-NMA Travel Award, Careers in Academic Medicine Workshop, 2011
  • Montague L. Boyd Essay Competition, 3rd place, SE Section of AUA, 2010
  • North Carolina Resident Symposium, 1st place, debate, 2010
  • North Carolina Resident Symposium, 2nd place, research presentation, 2009
  • North Carolina Resident Symposium, 1st place, case presentation, 2008
  • North Carolina Resident Symposium, 1st place, case presentation, 2007
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 2006
  • Medical Alumni Loyalty Fund Scholarship, 2005-2006
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa, 2003
  • UNC Johnston Scholar, 1999-2003

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