Dr. Thomas J. Smith MD Internist

Dr. Thomas Smith is an internist in Baltimore, Maryland and is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr. Smith accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 111 doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital who specialize in Internal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Internist: General Internal Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Clinical Interests: Neoplasms, Palliative Care

Hospital Affiliation

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of Pennsylvania Health System
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1979 - 1982

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Fellowship, Hematology, 1984 - 1987

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Fellowship, Medical Oncology, 1987 - 1988

Yale University School of Medicine
Class of 1979


Other Training, 1971 - 1974


Other Training, 1971

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Hematology

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Medical Oncology

MD State Medical License
Active through 2013

VA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FASCO), American Society of Clinical Oncologists
2008

Castle Connolly America’s National Top Doctors Award, Medical Oncology
2013

Best Doctors in Maryland
2013

Best Doctors in Maryland, oncology and hospice/palliative medicine; America's Top Doctors Editions 1-12, America's Top Doctors for Cancer Editions 1-8, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
2013

Top Doctors – Top 1% of medical oncologists nationwide, U.S. News and World Reports
2012

Award for Best Article in Medical Professionalism, American Board of Internal Medicine
2012

Designated Center of Integrated Oncology and Palliative Care Award, European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)
2010

Best Doctors in America: Medical Oncology and Hospice
2010

Educational Innovation Award, VCU
2009

HOPE Small Practice Leadership Award: rural cancer outreach, Hematology Oncology News International (HONI)
2008

“Robert W. Irby MD” Award for philanthropic service to the foundation and VCU, Medical College of Virginia Foundation
2008

HOPE Oncology Practice Leadership Award:, Hematology Oncology News International (HONI)
2008

“Statesman Award” for 20 years of outstanding service, ASCO
2008

Virginia A. Crockford Award, Central Virginia Health Planning Agency
2008

National Palliative Care Consensus Panel Leadership Award
2008

National Award for service supporting organ donation, donor family and transplant patient advocacy, UNOS
2007

“Statesman” Award for 20 years of distinguished service, American Society of Clinical Oncology
2006

Faculty Award for Distinguished Clinical Care, VCU Medical Center Department of Medicine
2006

Award to best University-based palliative care program, International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care University
2006

Outstanding Teacher Award, Hematology/Oncology M-2 course, VCU
2005

“Circle of Life” award to best hospital based palliative care program, American Hospital Association
2005

Outstanding Teacher Award, M-II Hematology/Oncology Course, VCU
2002

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Brown Sequard Chapter
2002

America’s Top Doctors: Medical Oncology, Castle Connelly
2001

Top Doctors in America: Oncology
2001

Top Doctors in America: Oncology, Richmond Magazine, Richmond Academy of Medicine
2001

Best Doctors in Richmond: “Top medical specialists for women: breast cancer, breast diseases”, Richmond Magazine
2001

National Top Breast Cancer Doctors, Redbook Magazine
2001

Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs Community Outreach Award
2001

America’s Top Doctors for Cancer, Castle Connelly
2001

“Pioneer in Palliative Care” program designee, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Milbank Memorial Fund
2000

“Distinguished Clinician Award” as the outstanding clinician at the medical center, MCV-VCU
2000

National “Humanism in Medicine Award” for “embodying compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of, New Jersey Health Care Foundation
2000

Best Physicians in Richmond, Virginia (Oncology), Richmond Magazine
1999

Best Physicians in Richmond, Virginia (Oncology), Richmond Magazine
2000

Pfizer Traveling Fellowship Award, Clinical Research Institute of Montreal
1996

Faculty Scholar, Program on Death in America
1995

Scholarship Award in Patient-Physician Communications, Department of Human Genetics, Medical College of Virginia (used patent royalties to create this endowment)
1994

Sharon H. Kohlenberg Health care Service Award, for “commitment to the fight against breast cancer,”, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
1993

Jessie Ball duPont Fund Making a Difference Award for “creation of a program which meets a critical, Rural Cancer Outreach Program
1993

Career Development Award, American Cancer Society
1992

Outstanding Alumni, Chippewa Local High School
1992

Outstanding Paper (Dr. Bruce Hillner, coauthor), Society of Medical Decision-Making
1991

Best Teacher
1989

Frank Parker Prize for the student who has shown the best qualifications to be a successful practitioner, Yale University School of Medicine
1979

Ramsey Award for “unquestioned ability and character.” (Best student in the preclinical sciences.), Yale University School of Medicine
1977

Publications & Presentations

Editorial: Author!
Smith TJ 1990 1 1

Brief Report: Patterns of hospice use in patients dying from hematologic malignancies
Sexauer A, Cheng JM, Knight L, Smith TJ 2014 1 2

Promoting new approaches for cancer care in the Middle East
Silbermann M, Epner DE, Charalambous H, Baider L, Puchalski CM, Balducci L, Gultekin M, Abdalla RF, Daher M, Al-Tarawneh MR, Smith TJ 2013 10 1

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS Maryland POS
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
  • CareFirst BlueChoice Network POS
  • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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