Another Monocacy Health Partners practice has also recently welcomed a
new physician. Monocacy Health Partners’ Center for Chest Disease
has recruited Board-certified thoracic surgeon Dr. Maurice A. Smith to
join Dr. Mark Soberman at the helm of this comprehensive, multidisciplinary program.
The Center for Chest Disease is dedicated to the early detection, diagnosis,
and treatment of benign and malignant diseases of the organs in the chest.
Its physicians are experienced in a variety of surgical approaches, including
robotic thoracic surgery, VATS (Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery), endobronchial
ultrasound, interventional bronchoscopy, and ENB/SuperDimension® (Electromagnetic
Dr. Maurice A. Smith is a graduate of the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina Medical School. He
completed a general surgical residency at the Medical College of Georgia
and a Cardiothoracic Fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. A Fellow of
the American College of Surgeons and member of the Society of Thoracic
Surgeons, Dr. Smith comes to FMH from the Beckley Appalachian Regional
Hospital, where he spent five years as a thoracic surgeon.
The Center also offers a special program for patients diagnosed with cancers
of the organs of the chest, including the lungs, esophagus, and mediastinum.
In addition to Dr. Soberman and Dr. Smith, the care team may include pathologists,
diagnostic radiologists, medical and radiation oncologists, and social
workers to assist with the emotional and practical concerns related to
a cancer diagnosis. All care is coordinated by the program’s Thoracic
Nurse Navigator, a highly-trained and experienced professional who can
answer questions, schedule appointments, and assure that all studies and
tests are complete and reviewed promptly.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Smith to Monocacy Health Partners’
Center for Chest Disease,” said Dr. Soberman. “When people
are faced with a serious disease, having the right doctors with the right
expertise makes all the difference. Having your doctors work collaboratively
on the same team is a real game changer.”
If you or your doctor thinks you might benefit from seeing us at the Center
for Chest Disease, call our Thoracic Nurse Navigator at 240-566-4559.