Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD

Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Dr. Vernon Smith Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Las Vegas, NV and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard in 1979 and specializes in cardiac surgery.

5320 S Rainbow Blvd Ste 282

Las Vegas, NV 89118

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthCare Partners
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

17  Conditions Treated

16  Procedures

Background Check

3 Malpractice Claims
  • Settlement : 2/12/2015
    Nature of Complaint: OUT OF STATE CLAIM: NV. Reported by the North Carolina Medical Board INCIDENT LOCATION: LAS VEGAS, NV PRACTITIONER COMMENTS: Allegation: Transection of the vagus nerve during resection of mediastinal mass. As I have retired and moved out of state, this was settled at arbitration without input from me. Expert opinion was that it was not malpractice and was defensible
    State: North Carolina
  • Settlement : 4/30/2015
    Amount or Range: $448,825.00
    Nature of Complaint: Details: Dr. Smith transected one of the patient's vagus nerves during the resection because he did not identify it. Court Case Number:A583655
    State: Nevada
  • Settlement : 9/21/2015
    Amount or Range: $448,825.00
    State: Nevada
0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine, Medical Center Boulevard
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Fla
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Wilford Hall Usaf Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984
  • University Fla
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1986

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Smith Jr's Reviews

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Dr. Smith Jr's Performance

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  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

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  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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