Physician Profile

Phillip P. Smith, M.D., FPMRS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Overview:

An Ohio native, Dr. Smith graduated with a B.A. in chemistry from Kenyon College in 1980 and his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1984. He subsequently completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained his board-certification in OB/GYN in 1990, and re-certified in 2000. Following several years of private practice, he returned to academia to pursue his interests in pelvic floor dysfunction, serving three years of fellowship training in voiding dysfunction and female urology, with Rodney Appell, M.D., in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is the author of several papers and book chapters on lower urinary tract physiology and dysfunction. His research interests include genitourinary biomechanics, lower urinary tract neurophysiology, and urodynamics. He is a 2009 recipient of a Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award from the American Geriatrics Society. Dr. Smith’s practice focuses on urinary incontinence and voiding dysfunctions in men and women, and pelvic organ prolapse in women.

Office Locations:

Center for Continence and Voiding Disorders
UConn Health
Outpatient Pavilion, 3rd Floor East
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
860-679-4100
Directions

Board Certifications:
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Other
Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolKenyon CollegeChemistry
Medical SchoolUniversity of CincinnatiMedicine
FellowshipDepartment of OB/Gyn, Baylor College of MedicineFemale Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
FellowshipScott Department of Urology, Baylor College of MedicineFemale Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
ResidencyUniversity of Cincinnati HospitalOB/GYN
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Clinical Interests:

My clinical interests center on the evaluation and operative management of lower urinary tract dysfunction and vaginal support defects. As a pelvic reconstructive surgeon, I am primarily a vaginal surgeon. I also have a strong background in open and laparoscopic approaches to general gynecologic and lower urinary tract surgery. I have deep interests in neurourology and have extensive experience with video-urodynamic evaluation of lower urinary tract and pelvic floor dysfunction in neurogenic and non-neurogenic settings over the human lifespan.

Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Crossroads of Age, Diet and Bladder Function. Smith, Phillip P; Klausner, Adam P. (2015). The Journal of urology,

The Underactive Bladder: A New Clinical Concept?. Chapple, Christopher R; Osman, Nadir I; Birder, Lori; van Koeveringe, Gommert A; Oelke, Matthias; Nitti, Victor W; Drake, Marcus J; Yamaguchi, Osamu; Abrams, Paul; Smith, Philip P. (2015). European urology,

Evidence of increased centrally enhanced bladder compliance with ageing in a mouse model. Smith, Phillip P; DeAngelis, Anthony; Simon, Richard. (2015). BJU international, 2, (115), 322-9.

Does defective volume sensation contribute to detrusor underactivity?. Smith, Phillip P; Chalmers, David J; Feinn, Richard S. (2014). Neurourology and urodynamics,

Advanced therapeutic directions to treat the underactive bladder. Smith, Phillip P; Tyagi, Pradeep; Kuchel, George A; Pore, Subrata; Chermansky, Christopher; Chancellor, Michael; Yoshimura, Naoki; Levanovich, Peter. (2014). International urology and nephrology, (46 Suppl 1), S35-44.