Dr. Lou M. Smith MD Surgeon

Dr. Lou Smith is a surgeon in Knoxville, Tennessee and is affiliated with The University of Tennessee Medical Center. She received her medical degree from University of South Alabama College of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Smith accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 115 doctors at The University of Tennessee Medical Center who specialize in Surgery.

Are you Dr. Smith? Edit Profile

Office Location

See Contact Information

Specialty & Clinical Interests

Surgeon: Trauma Surgery & Surgical Critical Care

Education & Medical Training

Louisiana State University
Residency, General Surgery, 1985–1990

John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1994–1995

University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville
Fellowship, Surgical Critical Care, 1997–1998

University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgical Critical Care

TN State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Unsafe at any age: a retrospective review of all-terrain vehicle injuries in two level I trauma centers from 1995 to 2003.

An analysis of Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice guidelines for cervical spine evaluation in a series of patients with multiple imaging techniques.
Ghanta, M.K., Smith, L.M., Polin, R.S., Marr, A.B., Spires, W.V.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

Report a Correction — If you are aware of information on this page that is out of date or incorrect, please let us know.

Patient Advice & Support


See More
Our Doctor Finder includes most U.S. physicians. Doctors are not ranked, learn more.

Nearby Surgeons

See all Surgeons near Knoxville, TN See all Surgeons in Tennessee

U.S. News Best Hospitals

U.S. News Best Hospitals

To rank the best adult and children's hospitals, U.S. News analyzes data for fewer than 5,000 centers.

See Hospitals by Specialty

Find a Hospital by Location

Your Message Has Been Submitted

As part of our research on the correction you submitted, you may be contacted at the email address provided.

Sorry, Your Message Could Not Be Submitted

Please try again later, or E-mail your message to doctors@usnews.com and include the Web address (URL) of the page that contains incorrect information.