Memorial Sloan Kettering surgeon Robert Smith

Robert C. Smith, MD, FACS

Surgeon

Clinical Expertise

Open and Robotic Surgery for Prostate Cancer, Kidney Cancer, and Bladder Cancer

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Dr. Smith accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Contact and Location

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me

Education

MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Residencies

University of Chicago Hospitals

Fellowships

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Urology

I am a surgeon with more than 18 years of experience in caring for people with bladder cancerkidney cancer, and prostate cancer. I specialize in both traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques. My practice is located at Memorial Hospital in Manhattan, as well as Memorial Sloan Kettering Basking Ridge and MSK Monmouth, in New Jersey. 

I was drawn to a career in medicine after losing my mother to kidney disease at a young age. During medical school, I wanted to become a kidney transplant surgeon, but when I observed the urologists during my residency, I realized that was my passion. Having a personal connection to my work motivates me to do everything I can for my patients. 

When a patient comes in for an appointment, I spend a lot of time reviewing their medical history and diagnosis with them. This is especially true for people who are seeking a second opinion. It’s important that people feel well informed so that they can make the best possible decisions about their care. By the time the appointment is over, I hope my patients feel they have a thorough understanding of their disease, and that I’ll always be available to help guide them through this complex time.

Awards and Honors

  • Top Doctor, New Jersey Monthly Magazine (2014-2016)
  • Vitals, Patients' Choice Award
  • Member, American Urological Association

Colleagues

Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Smith’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.