Matthew D Smyth, M.D.

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  • Professor of Neurosurgery


Craniofacial Surgery, Epilepsy Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery more


Johns Hopkins All Childrens Hospital - Neurosurgery

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701 map
Phone: 727-767-8181


Dr. Smyth is chief of the pediatric neurosurgery division at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and director of the pediatric neurosurgery fellowship program. His specialties include pediatric neurosurgery, with sub-specialization in pediatric epilepsy surgery and craniofacial surgery with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques.

In addition, Dr. Smyth is a professor of neurosurgery in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Before joining the Johns Hopkins All Children’s medical staff, Dr. Smyth was the Appoline Blair Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Dr. Smyth earned his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed a general surgery internship in the Department of Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He then completed a residency in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California in San Francisco, where he was chief resident. Dr. Smyth completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. more


  • Professor of Neurosurgery
  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (1996)


  • Neurological Surgery; University of California at Irvine School of Medicine (1997)
  • Neurological Surgery; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2002)


  • Pediatric Neurosurgery; University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (2003)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Neurological Surgery) (2005)
  • American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery~ (Pediatric Neurological Surgery) (2006)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

New Technology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Helping Kids Battle Epilepsy, Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine (November 4, 2022)


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

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