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David Smith, Jr., MD

Chair, College Of Medicine Surgery

Professor & Chair, College Of Medicine Surgery

Director, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, USF

Chief Medical Officer, Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS), USF

Richard G. Connar Endowed Chair, Surgery, USF

Contact Info 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: dsmith3@health.usf.edu

Academic Phone: (813) 974-2413

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  • MD, Indiana University, Purdue, 1973

Academic Philosophy

"Dr. Smith restarted the Plastic Surgery Program in 2005. He serves as CMO of CAMLS. His focus is to improve resident education and quality of care, incorporating simulation as an important adjunct."

Research Interests

  • Inflammation and
  • Wound Healing


  • American Surgical Association (ASA, 1994 - Present)
  • American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASPRS, 1990 - Present)
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS, 1989 - Present)
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS, 1989 - Present)
  • American College of Surgeons (ACS, 1984 - Present)
  • American Burn Association (ABA, 1984 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Cone, JD.Harrington, MA.Kelley, SS.Prince, MD.Payne, WG.Smith, DJ. Drug abuse in plastic surgery patients: optimizing detection and minimizing complications. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 127(1) : 445-55, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20871481