Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
"Best Doctors" in the Nation
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Christopher P. Smith, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.S.
Listed as one of the best doctors in the nation in the field of urology, Christopher P. Smith, M.D., M.B.A., M.S.S. is a staff urologist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Board certified in urology, he has special expertise in incontinence, neuro-urology, and voiding dysfunction. Smith obtained his medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He performed his internship at the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, his residency at the Scott Department of Urology, Baylor College of Medicine and his fellowship in Neuro-urology and Female Urology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh. He also has a master’s degree from the Katz School of Business, University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle. His honors and awards include the American Foundation of Urological Disease Scholar; the Paul Zimskind Award from the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology as Best Young Investigator; the Career Development Award "Studying the Role of Spinal Purinergic Pathways in the Development of Bladder Overactivity" through the Department of Veterans Affairs; the 2008 Jack Lapides Essay Contest, Second Place Award, “Botulinum Toxin Type A Normalizes Alterations in Urothelial ATP and No Release Induced by Chronic Spinal Cord Injury;”the Astellas/AUA Foundation Rising Star in Urology Award; the 2008 Apple Award for Excellence in Publishing in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation Research; the Best Poster Award 2008, American Urological Association Annual Meeting; and the Best Poster Award 2011, American Urological Association Annual Meeting. Smith is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves (2007 - present), a member of Special Operations Medical Association, and has been deployed three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Smith is also an assistant professor in Urology at Baylor College of Medicine.