Dr. Michael Smith, MD

Dr. Michael Smith, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Smith, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Phoenix, AZ and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.

Norton Thoracic Institute

500 W Thomas Rd Ste 500

Phoenix, AZ 85013
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
  • AZ Foundation Medical Care (AZFMC)
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Banner Health
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Broadspire
  • Care 1st Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • CopperPoint Mutual
  • CRS

Learn about Dr. Smith

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Smith performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Esophageal Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Esophageal Diseases
very high
more than 91% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 85% of peers

Dr. Smith's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "The Center for Thoracic Disease and Transplantation at the Heart & Lung Institute believes in treating all patients with dignity and respect. Using a multidisciplinary approach, the Center works to diagnose and treat some of the most complex thoracic and esophageal diseases in the Southwest through a team of physicians who provide patients with a plan of care. Patients receive treatment with state-of-the-art technology to ensure a full range of treatment options. We offer treatment and care in accordance with national guidelines."

3  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Lung Transplant Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

59  Conditions Treated

  • Achalasia
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Mass
  • Chest Wall Mass
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Diffuse Esophageal Spasm
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphasia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • End-Stage Lung Disease
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heartburn
  • Hemothorax
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Paralyzed Diaphragm
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tumor
  • Vascular Disease


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60  Procedures


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of California San Francisco School Of Medicine,San Francisco, Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Washington University In St Louis School Of Med St Louis Mo
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Washington University In St Louis
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Washington University In St Louis
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Smith does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Smith and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
America's 100 Best Hospitals Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Smith is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Smith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Smith to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Smith's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Absolutely excellent however I almost want to rate Dr Smith lower because everyone will want him as their surgeon! Carefully explained is findings and conclusions to me. Genuinely felt like he cares!
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