February 26, 2010

Cancer Center expands practice at Cool Springs

Cancer Center expands practice at Cool Springs

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Cool Springs is expanding its presence in Williamson County with the addition of Stephen Smith, M.D., assistant professor of Clinical Medicine.

Smith becomes the fourth physician specializing in cancer care at the Williamson County oncology center.

Stephen Smith, M.D.

Stephen Smith, M.D.

His practice interests include solid tumor management and hematological issues, including abnormal blood counts and clotting disorders.

VICC Cool Springs provides the same high quality of care offered at the main campus, including an on-site laboratory and chemotherapy infusion area.

Physicians work in close collaboration with radiation oncology specialists at VICC at Franklin, and colleagues on campus to assure that each patient receives the most appropriate care in the most convenient setting.

The Cool Springs oncology practice also offers patients access to the latest clinical research trials.

“I am delighted to join Vanderbilt-Ingram's growing Williamson County oncology program,” said Smith. “I am especially pleased to practice in collaboration with Dr. Ruth Young, again.”

Young, assistant professor of Clinical Medicine at VICC, and Smith were colleagues at Kingsport Hematology Oncology in east Tennessee from 1992 to 1999.

In 2002, Smith joined the Hematology/Oncology faculty at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. Within two years he was named division chief.

In 2007, in addition to academic medicine, Smith resumed private practice with Cancer Outreach Associates in Johnson City.

Smith earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital, Gainesville.

He completed his fellowship in Hematology/ Oncology at Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem, N.C.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Christian Medical Association.