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David S. Smith, MD

David S. Smith, MD Physician

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Smith is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. David S. Smith

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2012. 2015 - 2018

Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 1980

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • 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
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • 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: University of Wisconsin
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Local Society of Neurosurgical Anesthesia and Critical Care, International The American Society of Anesthesiologists, 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.


Selected Publications:

Smith DS, Muravchick S: Parkinsonian symptoms during emergence from general anesthesia University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Aging Retreat. Philadelphia, PA : 2003.

Smith DS, Melhem ER, Kofke WA: Postoperative visual loss associated with acute superior vena cava syndrome Unincorporated International Neuroanesthesia Research Group Meeting : 2003.

Smith DS, Osborn I: Posterior Fossa: Anesthetic Consideration Anesthesia and Neurosurgery 4th edition : 335-351,2001.

Smith DS, Osborn I: Anesthetic Management of Patients Undergoing Neuroradiologic Procedures Anesthesia and Neurosurgery, 4th edition : 427-435,2001.

Gottschalk A, Smith DS: New Concepts in Acute Pain Therapy: Preemptive Analgesia Am Fam Physician 63 : 1979-1984,2001.

Cottrell J, Smith DS: Anesthesia and Neurosurgery Mosby Yearbook Publishers, 4th edition : 2001.

Baumgardner JE, Baranov D, Smith DS, Zager EL: Effectiveness of rapidly infused 5% albumin for the induction of hypothermia in neurosurgical patients Anesth Analg 89 : 163-169,1999.

Gottschalk A, Smith DS, Jobes DR, Kennedy SK, Lally SE, Noble VE, Grugan KF, Seifert HB, Cheung AT, Malkowicz SB, Gutsche BB, Wein AJ: Pe-emptive epidural analgesia and recovery from radical prostatectomy JAMA 279 : 1076-1082,1998.

Baranov D, Baumgardner J, Smith DS, Zager EL: Rapid infusion of chilled intravenous solutions is an effective method to institute mild hypothermia in neurosurgical patients Association of University Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 1998.

Gottschalk A, Smith DS, Malkowicz SB, Wein AJ: Preemptive analgesia for prostatectomy, (letter, reply to Hall and Roehrborn) JAMA 280 : 517-518,1998.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
778 Dulles
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3722

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