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

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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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I wanted to wait until my son had his surgery to give my full honest review... I am SO happy I was reccomend to dr smith for my sons undescended testicle! He is obviously very knowledgeable and is honestly very comforting. He saw I was very VERY nervous about my son having surgery and made sure that i knew "even if it is a very easy and straightforward procedure, we don't take anesthesia lightly". I feel as though any other dr would brush off the fact that it IS scary and it IS serious no matter the surgery. He even reassured me on the day of his surgery that again, its a very straight forward low risk surgery but its normal to feel scared. Again, he was so reassuring that I felt comfortable knowing he was with my son. He also explains things in a way that we understood and felt comfortable and without questions. His actual practice we were seen at to begin with was well put together and very fast to see us and tell us what needed to be done. He explained all the next steps and left nothing out. I felt confident scheduling my sons surgery with him and would do it again. His wound looks VERY well done and looks like it will leave minimal scaring. THANK YOU Dr Smith!
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Customer service is wonderful.. I love it here
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The only comment I have is that it took a bit longer than I hoped for the dr to come into the exam room once we were taken in. My son is 2 years old and the games/books were not enough to entertain him for that period of time.
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We were there for a second opinion and although I imagine the doctor was not aware it was a second opinion, I wish we could have known that an additional ultrasound would be needed by the doctor so we could have had it done prior to our visit with the doctor. Although I was very happy with our visit and the doctors evaluation I felt we left somewhat in the same place as our previous visit.
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Accomodating and courteous
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Staff very courteous and knowledgable. Wait was very short and saw nurse and doctor very quickly.
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Thank you for the consult and the time taken to explain and answer our questions.
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Dr. Smith was wonderful and I am so thankful I found him! He was thorough yet prompt and made sure all my questions were answered. He also made sure I understood the treatment plan for my son. The staff was also excellent and I was in and out in under an hour but never once felt rushed. I'm so glad I chose to drive the almost 2 hours to see Dr. Smith!
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Dr Smith is amazing!
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We are very pleased with Dr. Smith! He has seen my son for 14 years now, and we have been pleased with every service, visit and even surgery that he has performed. I highly recommend him!