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David Smith, Jr., MD

Professor & Chair, College Of Medicine Surgery

Chair, College Of Medicine Surgery

Chief Medical Officer, Center For Advanced Medical Learning And Simulation (Camls)

Director, Division Of Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery

Richard G. Connar Endowed Chair, 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

  • Patton ML1, Mullins RF, Smith D, Korentager R. An open, prospective, randomized pilot investigation evaluating pain with the use of a soft silicone wound contact layer vs bridal veil and staples on split thickness skin grafts as a primary dressing. J Burn Care Res.. 6(34) : 674-81, 2013.
  • Troy J, Karlnoski R, Downes K, Brown KS, Cruse CW, Smith DJ, Payne WG. The Use of EZ DermĀ® in Partial-Thickness Burns: An Institutional Review of 157 Patients. Eplasty. 13: e14, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23573334
  • Cone JD, Byrum CS, Payne WG, Smith DJ. A novel adjuvant to the resident selection process: the hartman value profile. Eplasty. 12: e27, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22720114
  • Prince MD, Suber JS, Aya-Ay ML, Cone JD, Greene JN, Smith DJ, Smith PD. Prosthesis salvage in breast reconstruction patients with periprosthetic infection and exposure. Plastic and reconstructive surgery. 129(1) : 42-8, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22186499
  • 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