Chadwick P. Smith, MD, FACS, joined Orlando Health’s Department of Surgical Education in 2011. Dr. Smith serves as an acute care surgeon with Orlando Health Physicians Surgical Group. He is board certified in general surgery, surgical critical care and neuro-critical care.
Dr. Smith earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee’s College of Medicine in Memphis in 2001. He completed postgraduate residency training in general surgery at Orlando Health. Following residency, he entered practice in general surgery in rural Tennessee. After practicing for several years, he returned to Orlando Health to complete a fellowship in surgical critical care.
In 2013, Dr. Smith was elected vice chairman of the Department of Surgery for Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC). His responsibilities include directorship of Orlando Health ORMC’s Surgical Intensive Care Units. He is also involved in improving the quality of patient care delivery through participation in the Critical Care Task Force and the Burn Trauma Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Step-Down Unit’s Quality Triad Forum. In 2013, Dr. Smith was appointed program director of the surgical critical care fellowship. He is also the director of the basic science education curriculum. He is a certified course director for the Fundamentals of Critical Care Support Course. Dr. Smith also serves as an assistant professor of surgery at Florida State University and the University of Central Florida, and courtesy clinical assistant professor at the University of Florida.
Dr. Smith’s surgical interests include general surgery, emergency surgery, and caring for the acutely ill and injured. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Southeastern Surgical Congress. He is the current president of the Florida Society of Critical Care Medicine. His recent research projects include abdominal compartment syndrome in the obese patient, decreasing the utilization of computed tomography in diagnosis of appendicitis, and formulation/revision of multiple evidence-based guidelines.