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Brian P. Smith, MD

Brian P. Smith, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Presbyterian Medical Center of Philadelphia

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Trauma Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Surgery, 2013
  • Surgical Critical Care, 2013

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)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • 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
  • 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: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Temple University Hospital
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American College of Surgeons, National Association for Academic Surgery (Candidate Member), National Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), National Society of Critical Care Medicine, 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 Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: 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:

Keihani Sorena MD; Xu, Yizhe MS; Presson, Angela P. PhD; Hotaling, James M. MD, MS; Nirula, Raminder MD, MPH; Piotrowski, Joshua MD, PhD; Dodgion, Christopher M. MD, MSPH, MBA; Black, Cullen M. BA; Mukherjee, Kaushik MD, MSCI; Morris, Bradley J. PA-C; Majercik, Sarah MD, MBA; Smith, Brian P. MD; Schwartz, Ian MD; Elliott, Sean P. MD, MS; DeSoucy, Erik S. DO; Zakaluzny, Scott MD; Thomsen, Peter B.; Erickson, Bradley A. MD, MS; Baradaran, Nima MD; Breyer, Benjamin N. MD, MAS; Miller, Brandi DO; Santucci: CONTEMPORARY MANAGEMENT OF HIGH-GRADE RENAL TRAUMA: RESULTS FROM THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE SURGERY OF TRAUMA (AAST) GENITOURINARY TRAUMA STUDY Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery : 2018.

Dumas RP, Holena DN, Smith BP, Seamon MJ, Reilly PM, Qasim Z, Cannon JW.: REBOA: How Many Patients Are We Missing? Assessing the Need in a Large Urban Trauma Center. 13th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, Jacksonville, FL. : 2018.

Corresponding Author: Niels Martin, Co-Authors: Andrew Acker; Jennifer Leonard, MD, PHD; Mark J Seamon, MD; Daniel N Holena, MD, MSCE; Jose Pascual, MD, PHD; Brian Smith, MD; Patrick M Reilly, MD;: Leaving Contaminated Trauma Laparotomy Wounds Open Reduces Wound Infections But Does Not Add Value Journal of Surgical Research : 2018.

Smith BP, Seamon MJ: The Theatre of Firearm Injury Research Journal of Substance Abuse and Alcoholism 5 (4): 1068,2017.

Smith, BP: Improved outcomes following implementation of an acute gastrointestinal bleeding multi-disciplinary protocol Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery : 2017.

Emily J. MacKay, Michael D. Stubna, Daniel N. Holena, Patrick M. Reilly, Mark J. Seamon, Brian P. Smith, Lewis J. Kaplan, Jeremy W. Cannon: Abnormal Calcium Levels During Trauma Resuscitation are Associated with Increased Mortality, Increased Blood Product Use, and Greater Hospital Resource Consumption: A Pilot Investigation Anesthesia and Analgesia : 2017.

Andrew Nunn, Justin Hatchimonji, Daniel Holena, Mark Seamon, Brian Smith, Lewis Kaplan, Niels Martin, Patrick Reilly, C. William Schwab, Jose Pascual: Boarding ICU Patients: Are Our Rounding Practices Subpar? The American Journal of Surgery : 2017.

Mathew S, Smith BP, Cannon JW, Reilly PM, Schwab CW, Seamon MJ: Temporary arterial shunts in damage control: Experience and outcomes. Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery 82 (3): 512-517,2017.

Mark E. Barry, BAa, Beth R. Hochman, MDd, Meghan B. Lane-Fall, MD, MSHPb, c, Denise Zappilea, MSN, CRNP, CCRN, Daniel N. Holena, MDa, c, Brian P. Smith, MDa, Lewis J. Kaplan, MDa, Ann Huffenberger, DBA, RNb, Patrick M. Reilly, MDa, Jose L. Pascual, MD, PhDa: Leveraging Telemedicine Infrastructure To Monitor Operating Room To Intensive Care Unit Handoffs The American Journal of Surgery : 2017.

C.N. Fick, B.P. Smith University Of Pennsylvania, Surgery, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA: Firearm Attitudes and Accessibility in a Trauma Population 12th Annual Academic Surgical Congress, February 7-9, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care & Emergency Surgery
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
51 N. 39th Street
Medical Office Building, Suite 120

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7323
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)