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 >80 peer reviewed publications and >20 textbook chapters. Ongoing projects study these emerging types of renal neoplasia, particularly hereditary forms of renal cell carcinoma and markers for diagnosis of soft tissue tumors.

Dr. Smith reviews for a number of journals, is on the Editorial Board of Diagnostic Pathology, and was recently appointed Associate Editor for Genitourinary Pathology for the American Journal of Clinical Pathology.  He chairs the Dr. L. Clarke, Jr. and Elaine F. Stout Award Committee for USCAP, and has taught multiple short courses at the USCAP, Companion Society, and ASCP annual meetings.

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

Click here for Dr. Smith's Web CV (pdf)

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