About Mitchell Smith

Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Center Director for Clinical Investigations in the Division of Hematology & Oncology and the GW Cancer Center in February.

Dr. Smith earned his Medical Degree and PhD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH in 1979.  He completed a one year internship in Internal Medicine at the Long Island Jewish Hospital, NY in 1980 and then embarked on a three year Residency in Pathology at the Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes Hospital, MO, 1983.  In 1984 Dr. Smith completed a one year Residency in Internal Medicine at the Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, MO.  In 1984, he accepted a four year Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NY and completed a second Fellowship in Biomedical Research (Clinical Scholars Program) at the same institution.

Dr. Smith is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology.  He is licensed in the District of Columbia and Ohio.

Dr. Smith’s experience is broad and spans a number of years; until January of this year he was the Director of the Lymphoid Malignancy Program at the Cleveland Clinic. After serving as Assistant Professor in Medical Oncology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, he joined Fox Chase Cancer Center in 1993, where he remained as Director of the Lymphoma Program until 2012.  His clinical and laboratory interests have focused on targeted approaches to improve therapy of lymphoid malignancies.

Dr. Smith is an active member of the ASCO, AACR, ASH and ECOG. He has served on the NCCN lymphoma and myeloma guideline committees, and chaired the Mantle Cell Lymphoma subcommittee of the NCTN lymphoma planning committee. 

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