Dr. Peter Smith MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Peter Smith is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Durham, North Carolina. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Duke University Hospital and Durham Regional Hospital. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. Dr. Smith accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 47 doctors at Duke University Hospital and one of 7 at Durham Regional Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Obstetrics & Gynecology

Hospital Affiliation

Duke University Hospital
Ranked #6 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Durham Regional Hospital

Southeastern Health

Education & Medical Training

Duke University Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1977 - 1987

Duke University School of Medicine
Class of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

IN State Medical License
Active through 2013

OH State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Mitral-valve repair versus replacement for severe ischemic mitral regurgitation.
Acker, M. A.,Parides, M. K.,Perrault, L. P.,Moskowitz, A. J.,Gelijns, A. C.,Voisine, P.,Smith, P. K.,Hung, J. W.,Blackstone, E. H.,Puskas, J. D.,Argenziano, M.,Gammie, J. S.,Mack, M.,Ascheim, D. D.,Bagiella, E.,Moquete, E. G.,Ferguson, T. B.,Horvath, K. A.,Geller, N. L.,Miller, M. A.,Woo, Y. J.,D'Alessandro, D. A.,Ailawadi, G.,Dagenais, F.,Gardner, T. J.,O'Gara, P. T.,Michler, R. E.,Kron, I. L.

Risk-adjusted survival after tissue versus mechanical aortic valve replacement: a 23-year assessment.
Gaca, J. G.,Clare, R. M.,Rankin, J. S.,Daneshmand, M. A.,Milano, C. A.,Hughes, G. C.,Wolfe, W. G.,Glower, D. D.,Smith, P. K.

Relationship between postoperative clopidogrel use and subsequent angiographic and clinical outcomes following coronary artery bypass grafting.
Williams, J. B.,Lopes, R. D.,Hafley, G. E.,Bruce Ferguson, T.,Mack, M. J.,Michael Gibson, C.,Harrington, R. A.,Peterson, E. D.,Smith, P. K.,Mehta, R. H.,Alexander, J. H.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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