Armine K Smith, M.D.

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  • Director, Johns Hopkins Urologic Oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Urology

Languages: English, Armenian, Russian, Spanish


Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Kidney Surgery, Laparoscopic Nephrectomy, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Penile Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Testicular Cancer, Ureteropelvic Junction Obstruction, Urethral Cancer, Urologic Surgery, Urological Oncology, Urology more

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Sibley Medical Building

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
5215 Loughboro Road NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-660-5561 | Fax: 202-660-7083
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Johns Hopkins Outpatient Center (now called Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D., Outpatient Center)

Appointment Phone: 410-955-6100
601 N. Caroline St.
Urology, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: 410-955-6100 | Fax: 443-287-1834
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Armine Smith, M.D. is the director of urologic oncology at the Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital, and an assistant clinical professor of urology at the Brady Urological Institute of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a member of Greenberg Bladder Cancer Institute and the director of Women's Bladder Cancer Program at Sibley Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. Smith earned her medical degree from the University of California in San Francisco. She completed a residency in urology at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in urologic oncology at the National Cancer Institute, where she focused on development of personalized targeted therapies for bladder cancer. Dr. Smith is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, American Association of Cancer Research and American Urological Association. She has been selected multiple times as a Washington, DC and Virginia top urologist.

Dr. Smith specializes in advanced open, minimally invasive and robotic urologic surgery for urologic malignancies, including bladder and upper tract urothelial cancer, kidney cancer, testicular cancer, penile and urethral cancer. In bladder cancer surgery she specializes in bladder preservation, complex urinary diversions, including continent orthotopic neobladder and continent catheterizable Indiana pouch techniques. In kidney cancer, her expertise focuses on partial nephrectomy, with the goal of oncologically-sound maximum nephron-sparing surgery.

She has contributed to various research, publications and presentations on topics of urology. Dr. Smith has made TV appearances, lectured domestically and internationally, and authored chapters on urothelial and kidney cancer. Her current research focuses on elucidation of risk factors for bladder cancer development, oncologically safe organ preservation in both men and women with bladder and kidney cancer and improving outcomes from bladder cancer treatments. 

Listen to Dr. Smith’s Cancer Matters podcast episode to learn more about her work. more


  • Director, Johns Hopkins Urologic Oncology at Sibley Memorial Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Urology

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  • MD; University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (2005)


  • Urology; Cleveland Clinic Foundation (2011)


  • Urology; National Institutes of Health (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology (Urology) (2017)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Agrawal P, Baraban E, de la Calle C, Patel S, Kamat AM, Smith A. Primary Mesonephric Adenocarcinoma of the Bladder: A Case Report. Urol Case Rep. 2022 Jul;43:102096.

Smart A, Wynne M, Baraban E, Ged Y, Smith A. Metastasis to the Bladder: A Rare Site of Recrrene of Renal Cell Carcinoma. Case Rep Urol. 2022 Jun 17;2022:4339270.

Patel SH, Wang S, Metcalf MR, Gupta N, Gabrielson A, Lee E, Rostom M, Pierorazio P, Smith A, Hahn N, Schoenberg M, Kates M, Hoffman-Censits J, Bivalacqua TJ. Safety and Efficacy of Reproductive Organ-Sparing Radical Cystectomy in Women with Variant Histology and Advanced Stage. Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2021 Nov 15:S1558-7673(21).

Gupta N, Rasmussen SEVP, Haney N, Smith A, Pierorazio PM, Johnson MH, Hoffman-Censits J, Bivalacqua TJ. Understanding Psychosocial and Sexual Health Concerns Among Women With Bladder Cancer Undergoing Radical Cystectomy. Urology. 2021 May;151:145-153.

Smith AK, Matin SF, Jarrett TW. Wein: Campbell-Walsh Urology, 11th ed., Chapter 58/Urothelial Tumors of the Upper Urinary Tract and Ureter. Elsevier 2013

Activities & Honors


  • John Quale Fellowship Travel Award, 2012
  • Loan Repayment Award, NIH Intramural, 2011 - 2014
  • Cleveland Clinic Housestaff Association Award, 2010
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovator Award, 2006
  • UCSF Alumni Scholarship for Academic Excellence, 2005
  • Chela Scholarship, University of California in San Francisco, 2003
  • Cum Laude, University of Southern California, 2001
  • Summa Cum Laude, Los Angeles Community College, 1999
  • Edyth Dellacorte Scholarship for Excellence in Biology, 1999
  • Full-time Dean's and President's Honors, Los Angeles Community College, 1998 - 1999


  • Society of Urologic Oncology, 2011
  • Society of Women in Urology, 2010
  • American Urologic Association, 2006
  • Society of Endourology, 2006 - 2011
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, 2001
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta Premedical Honor Society, 1999 - 2001
  • Physiology Honors Club, 1995 - 1996

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Cancer Matters Podcast: Dr Bill Nelson discussing the complications that arise in diagnosing and treating bladder cancer in women, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Podcasts. (November 15, 2018)

Some D.C. doctors are tackling cancer cures in a surprisingly low-tech way, Washington Business Journal,  2016

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