Jason Smithers, M.D.

Charles Jason Smithers, M.D.


Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


St Petersburg Outpatient Care Center - Pediatric Surgery

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701-4804 map
Phone: 727-767-4170 | Fax: 727-767-4346


Dr. Smithers is a pediatric surgeon who specializes in Esophageal and Airway Treatment (EAT) Program in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. He joined the medical staff in 2019 and leads the EAT program. He sees patients on the Johns Hopkins All Children’s main campus and at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. Dr. Smithers and his team were honored for Innovations in Clinical Care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for 2020. 

Dr. Smithers previously served as a surgeon at Boston Children’s Hospital from 2009-2019, as part of their EAT program. His clinical specialties are minimally invasive surgery, surgical critical care, esophageal atresia, airway malformations and congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College and completed his internship and residency in general surgery at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. He served as associate chief surgical resident and then chief surgical resident in pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital after completing a research fellowship in vascular anomalies and a surgical critical care fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. He also completed a global surgery clinical fellowship at Harvard Medical School, where he served as an assistant professor.

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  • MD; Albany Medical College (1999)


  • General Surgery; Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital (2002)
  • General Surgery; Oregon Health and Sciences University Hospital (2007)


  • Research; Boston Children's Hospital (2004)
  • Surgical Critical Care; Boston Children's Hospital (2005)
  • Pediatric Surgery; Boston Children's Hospital (2009)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) (2008)
  • American Board of Surgery (Pediatric Surgery) (2010)
  • American Board of Surgery (Surgical Critical Care) (2008)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

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  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • United (Commercial)
  • OOS OH Medicaid
  • OOS IN Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • OOS NE Medicaid
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Vivida Health
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • OOS TN Medicaid
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • OOS IL Medicaid
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • OOS PA Medicaid
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • OOS GA Medicaid
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • OOS NC Medicaid
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Humana Commercial

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