Bladder Cancer | Q&A
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.