Edwin A. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.S.

20120 Top Doctors Award by Atlanta Magazine

Dr. Edwin Smith is a board-certified urologist specializing in the practice of pediatric urology. A native Georgian from Statesboro, he is a graduate of Davidson College. He received his medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine. His general surgery internship and urology residency were completed at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals. As a chief resident, he was the first recipient of the William H. Cooner Award for compassion and excellence in patient care.

Dr. Smith completed a two-year postgraduate fellowship in pediatric urology at Emory University and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He has been involved in resident teaching throughout his career and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine. He served for 16 years as the Program Director for the Emory Fellowship Program in Pediatric Urology and he has been a recipient of the Emory Resident Teaching Award.

As a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he served on the Executive Committee Section of Pediatric Urology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of several professional medical associations including the American Urological Association, Society for Pediatric Urology, and the Society for Fetal Urology. At Children’s Hospital of Atlanta he has enjoyed involvement in medical staff affairs serving on committees that emphasize patient safety and quality of care including Credentials Committee, Bylaws Committee, Physician’s Health Committee and leadership roles as Co-Chair of the System Professional Performance Evaluation Committee, Director of the Department of Operative Services at Egleston Hospital, and he is a past President of the Professional Staff of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Currently, Dr. Smith is the Section Chief for Pediatric Urology at Egleston Hospital. He is a member of the Pelvic and Anorectal Care Clinic (PARC) and Spina Bifida Clinic at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

He has published over 75 scientific articles and book chapters and has a special interest in complex pediatric genitourinary reconstructive surgery including management of neurogenic bladder dysfunction, prune belly syndrome, bladder exstrophy, hypospadias and hydronephrosis. He serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Urology and the Journal of Pediatric Urology.

He is a multiyear recipient of the Castle Connolly Top Doctors award. Dr. Smith has led a pediatric urology medical mission trip to El Salvador annually for the past 17 years. Outside of pediatric urology he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor sports especially hiking and fishing.

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Survey
5.0/5
The staff from beginning to end were courteous and professional. We never felt rushed or unheard from the doctor. All around a great experience and I couldn’t have asked for better care for my little man!
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Our experience at Dr. Smith’s office was fantastic. We waited about 10-20 min before being called back into a room. He met with us within 10 minutes and gave us a detailed plan of next steps. The drive up there took longer than our appointment. I left knowing our son was going to be in good hands. Hands down would recommend using him.
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We love Dr. Smith. We had been seeing another Dr. in the practice and we were so disappointed. Dr. Smith was a breath of fresh air and I knew my daughter was in good hands. He is professional and thorough. He brought me into his office so I could see exactly what was going on. He let me know my daughter needed surgery. He performed the surgery and everything went perfect. Her scar is so small and she is doing excellent. We are so happy we found him. Highly recommend!!
Google
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Google
Dr. Smith has been our daughter’s urologist for the past 3 years. Since we have begun care with him, our daughters infection rate has decreased 100 percent. No inflections. His bedside manner is gentle, and kind. He gives all the information needed to have informed consent and allows us to make the needed decisions on our daughter’s care. His nurse Gerda is wonderfully on too of things and easy to contact. All of our prescriptions are taken care of with ease (much to my surprise usually). The office staff is kind and helpful as well. Dr. Smith is a wonderfully talented surgeon. We have been so pleased.
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Google
Dr. Smith has truly been a gift to our family. He is so knowledgeable, understanding and has the best bedside manner. He makes our daughter feel comfortable and safe when he is caring for her. He explains everything so well. He has gone above and beyond for our daughter. We are so thankful we have him on our daughters Medical team!
Survey
5.0/5
I appreciated DR Smith’s knowledge on the issues my sons is having and explaining the plan of treat so I knew what to expect
Survey
5.0/5
I had to strongly request a virtual appointment When originally scheduling the scheduler said it had tone in person. I called back a day after scheduling appointment and a different person allowed virtual, which was appropriate
Survey
5.0/5
Dr. Smith is very knowledgeable and thorough!
Survey
5.0/5
I was very impressed with Dr. Smith. He was thorough and explained very complex problems in a way that I could understand. His competence put me at ease and made me feel that my son is in good hands.
Survey
5.0/5
My husband and I appreciated that Dr. Smith took the time to show us the information he had and explain everything to us, instead of just saying that everything was fine.