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Dr. W. Roy Smythe


W. Roy Smythe, M.D., is the chairman of the Department of Surgery at Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Texas A&M University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Smythe’s specialties include cardiothoracic surgery, general surgery, general thoracic surgery, and lung cancer. Dr. Smythe is certified by the American Board of Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Smythe attended Baylor University for his undergraduate schooling and then atten Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Medicine in College Station, Texas. He performed his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. From 1995 to 1996,he was chief resident of surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He then participated in a clinical oncology fellowship and post-doctoral research fellowship in thoracic and molecular oncology at the University of Pennsylvania.

His patient care emphasis is predominantly in those diagnosed with advanced lung cancer, mesothelioma, metastatic lesions of the lung, esophageal cancer, benign lung disease, and chest wall tumors. His work in the treatment of malignant mesothelioma, in particular, has been extraordinary and earned him well-deserved acclaim among his peers.

Dr. Smythe has been recognized by many awards including the Consumer Research Council’s Best Surgeons in America and Best Doctors in America distinctions from 2003 to 2008. If you have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, it is important to explore all possible treatment options. Much of Dr. Smythe’s experience in thoracic surgery has lent itself to helping patients of mesothelioma. Please contact Dr. Smythe directly for more details concerning how he may be able to help manage your disease.

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Physician Profile.

Last modified: December 24, 2010.