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Monocacy Health Partners' Center for Chest Disease Welcomes New Physician

04-01-2016

Dr. Maurice Smith has joined Dr. Mark Soberman (foreground) in practice at Monocacy Health Partners’ Center for Chest Disease.

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 Navigation Bronchoscopy).

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.

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.