Dr. Peter Smith, MD

Dr. Peter Smith, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 67
Dr. Peter Smith, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Durham, NC and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in cardiac surgery.


Durham, NC 27710

Contact Information

(919) 681-4760

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Smith "I am a heart surgeon who specializes in coronary artery bypass grafting and valve replacement. Including medical school I have been at Duke for over 40 years. Since 1994 Ive been Dukes Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. My father was a doctor so medicine runs in my family. As a heart surgeon I see patients who are looking for someone they can trust to share in the risk of having a surgery that will lengthen their life. Theres nothing more rewarding than being worthy of that trust and succeeding in helping the patient achieve that goal at the end of the adventure. I enjoy being chief because our division offers a great mix of youthful energy and vast experience. We also offer every potential heart lung or esophageal surgery option available at a nationally recognized level of quality. In my spare time I enjoy collecting first edition mysteries and reading."
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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

10  Conditions Treated

3  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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  • Duke University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Duke University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Duke University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed

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Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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