Weiss Memorial Hospital Appoints Norm Smith, M.D., to Chief of Urology
May 14, 2010
Contact: Catherine Gianaro
CHICAGO (May 17, 2010) — Weiss Memorial Hospital has appointed Norm Smith, M.D., to the position of chief of urology. Dr. Smith also is a recent addition to the University of Chicago medical staff, serving as an associate professor and co-director of urologic oncology. He previously treated patients at Northwestern, where he had been on medical staff since 2001.
Dr. Smith is a board-certified urological surgeon and active researcher, focusing on complex multidisciplinary care for prostate, bladder and kidney cancers. He has published extensively about kidney cancer and testicular factors contributing to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer. His career includes an honored membership of the 2010-2011 Leadership Class of the American Urologic Association.
The Weiss urology department treats a wide range of conditions and diseases, including urologic cancers. Weiss surgeons use the latest minimally invasive techniques, which often lead to easier and faster recovery periods. Surgeons here also perform robotic-assisted surgeries, using the state-of-the-art da Vinci Surgical System, which allows the clinical and technical capabilities of traditional open surgery, while enabling physicians to operate very precisely through small incisions.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with such a talented and compassionate group of physicians to continue delivering quality care and improving patient care,” Dr. Smith said.
Dr. Smith earned a medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he trained as an intern and a resident, and completed his fellowship. He received his undergraduate degree in English from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Smith grew up in the small gold-mining town of Lead, South Dakota. He currently lives in Chicago with his wife and four children.