Steven Smith, MD, PhD

Surgical Pathology

Steven Smith, MD, PhDAssociate Professor of Pathology; Director of Pathology Residency Training Program

Department: Pathology

Phone: (804) 828-4918

Fax: (804) 828-8733


Steven Christopher Smith, MD, PhD, is Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of GU and Soft Tissue Pathology, jointly appointed with the Department of Surgery in the Division of Urology.

Dr. Smith graduated from the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD/PhD Program) of the University of Virginia, in 2008, and after a postdoctoral fellowship, trained in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He completed a subspecialty fellowship in Genitourinary Surgical Pathology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, under the directorship of Dr. Mahul Amin, before joining VCU.

Dr. Smith’s research interests center on the molecular pathology of Genitourinary and Soft Tissue neoplasia, with particular interest in approaches complimentary to histomorphology and immunohistochemistry in studies of the molecular basis of these diseases. His efforts have resulted in >100 peer reviewed publications and >20 textbook chapters.   

Dr. Smith reviews for a number of journals and serves on the editorial board of Diagnostic Pathology and Fronteirs in Medicine (Pathology Section). He serves as Associate Editor for Genitourinary Pathology for the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Surgical Pathology. He serves on the ASCP Surgical Pathology Committee, producing online CME didactics, and on the Genitourinary Pathology Society Mentoring Committee He has taught numerous courses at USCAP, USCAP Companion Society, and ASCP annual meetings, and has lectured as visiting professor at numerous institutions in the US and abroad.

Clinical Specialties: Genitourinary, Bone and Soft Tissue, and Pediatric Pathology.

Dr. Smith's Web CV (pdf)

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