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Ariana L. Smith, MD

Ariana L. Smith, MD Physician

Director of Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Associate Professor of Urology in Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ariana L. Smith

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2018 and 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Urology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Urology - Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, 2013
  • Urology, 2011

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bladder Disorders
  • Bladder Stones
  • Bladder Surgery
  • Continent Urinary Diversion
  • Cystocele
  • Cystoscopy
  • Enlarged Prostate BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
  • Enuresis
  • Kidney Stones (Nephrolithiasis)
  • Laparoscopy
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery
  • Pessaries
  • Urethral Diverticulum
  • Urinary Diversion
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Defects
  • Urination Disorders
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • X-Ray
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Albert Einstein Bronx
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of California, Los Angeles


American Geriatric Society, National American Urogynecologic Society, National American Urologic Association, National AUA, National Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Board, Local International Continence Society, International OPTUM UTI Database Review Committee, National Pelvic Floor Disorders Network (PFDN), National Institutes of Health, National Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, Local Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group, Local Philadelphia Urologic Association, Local Philadelphia Urologic Association, Local Prevention of Lower Urinary tract Symptoms (PLUS), National Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, National Society of Women in Urology, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Sung VW, Borello-France D, Newman DK, Richter HE, Lukacz ES, Moalli P, Weidner AC, Smith AL, Dunivan G, Ridgeway B, Mazloomdoost D, Carper B, Gantz M: Combined behavioral and pelvic floor exercise therapy with surgery vs. surgery alone for mixed urinary incontinence: The ESTEEM randomized clinical trial. JAMA : 2019.

Ferrante K, Smith AL: SUI and Activity [Submitted for Publication] : 2019.

Brady S, Smith AL: Lifecourse and LUTS [Internal Review] : 2019.

Williams BR, Nodora J, Newman DK, Low LK, James AS, Camenga DR, Hebert-Beirne J, Brady SS, Hardacker CT, Smith AL, Cunningham SD, Burgio KL: “I never knew anyone who peed on themselves on purpose;” Exploring adolescent and adult women’s lay language and discourse about bladder health and function. [Under Review] : 2019.

Markland, A, Epperson CN, Nodora J, Shoham D, Smith AL, Sutcliffe S, Townsend, M, Zhou J, Bavendam T: BACH Occupation and LUTS PLUS Consortium : 2019.

Meyer I, Ackenbom M, Gantz MG, Lukacz ES, Mazloomdoost D, Richter HE, Smith AL, Sung VW, Visco AG, Wai C, Whitworth R.: Transvaginal apical approaches for advanced pelvic organ prolapse. No publisher : 2019.

Lukacz ES, Bavendam TG, Berry A, Fok CS, Gahagan S, Goode PS, Hardacker CT, Hebert-Beirne J, Lewis CE, Lewis J, Low LK, Lowder JL, Palmer MH, Smith AL, Brady SA: Defining Bladder Health in Women and Girls: Implications for Research, Clinical Practice and Public Health Promotion J Women's Health (Larchmt) : 2018.

Lamin E, Parrillo LM, Newman DK, Smith AL.: Pelvic floor muscle training: Under-utilization in the United States. Current Urology Reports : 2016.

Smith AL, Hantsoo L, Malykhina AP, Valentino R, Wein AJ, Epperson CN: Basal and Stress activated HPA-Axis function in postmenopausal women with overactive bladder. (under review) : 2015 (under review).

jelovsek E, (PFDN Smith AL): Models for predicting risk of recurrence, complications and overall health status in women following pelvic organ prolapse surgery Floor Disorder Network : 2015 (still under review).

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Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Washington Square
Division of Urology
800 Walnut Street
19th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 829-3409
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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