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Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgery Faculty

Katherine A. Smith, MD, FACOG

Assistant Professor


Education:

  • MD degree from University of Texas Houston in 2009-2013
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2013 - 2017
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Florida 2017-2019


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019 - present


Fellowship:

  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2013 - 2017
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Florida 2017-2019


Clinical/Research Interests:

  • Complex benign gynecologic surgery
  • Leiomyoma (fibroid) disease
  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Optimization of perioperative care of patients undergoing benign gynecologic surgery
  • Cost efficacy in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Surgical education in residency and fellowship training
  • Adjunct therapies for patients undergoing medical and surgical therapies for endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

  • First Place Oral Presentation, Surgical Category, Cleveland Clinic Florida Resident/Fellow Research Day – 2019
  • ​Resident Award for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – 2017
  • ​Outstanding Resident Consultant Award, Vanderbilt University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – 2017


Select Publications:

Farag S, Frazzini Padilla P, Smith KA, Flyckt RL, Sprague ML, Zimberg SE; Fallopian tube perfusion in ex-vivo and in-vivo laparoscopic hysterectomy specimens: potential application for uterine transplantation. Human Reproduction.https://doi.org/10.1093/humrep/dey307. PMID: 30304437​

Frazzini Padilla P, Farag S, Smith KA, Zimberg SE, Davila GW, Sprague M. Development and Validation of a Simulation Model for Laparoscopic Colpotomy. Obstet. Gynecol. Oct 2018; 132(S): 19S-26S. PMID: 30247303​

Farag S, Frazzini Padilla P, Smith KA, Sprague M, Zimberg SE. Management, Prevention, and Sequelae Of Adhesions in Women Undergoing Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery: a Systematic Review. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29289627​

Harvey LFB, Smith KA, Curlin H. Physician Engagement in Improving Operative Supply Chain Efficiency Through Review of Surgeon Preference Cards. J Minim Invasive Gynecology. Nov-Dec 2017; 24(7): 1116 –1120. PMID: 28669894.​

Anderson TL, Harvey LFB, Smith KA, Thomassee MS, Yunker AC. Cost of Disposable Operative Devices: Fiscal Transparency Promotes Economic and Ergonomic Optimization at a Large Academic Medical Center. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S86. PMID: 27679362