Peter K. Smith, MD Peter K. Smith, MD

Peter K. Smith, MD

Heart Surgeon

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Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. More information will become available on PlanForDuke.com.

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WHERE I PROVIDE CARE
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ABOUT ME

I am a heart surgeon who specializes in coronary artery bypass, grafting and valve replacement. Including medical school, I have been at Duke for over 40 years. Since 1994, I’ve been Duke’s Chief of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. My father was a doctor, so medicine runs in my family. As a heart surgeon, I see patients who are looking for someone they can trust to share in the risk of having a surgery that will lengthen their life. There’s nothing more rewarding than being worthy of that trust and succeeding in helping the patient achieve that goal at the end of the adventure. I enjoy being chief because our division offers a great mix of youthful energy and vast experience. We also offer every potential heart, lung or esophageal surgery option available, at a nationally recognized level of quality. In my spare time, I enjoy collecting first edition mysteries and reading.

School of Medicine Department
School of Medicine Division
LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
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Training
EDUCATION
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1977
RESIDENCY
Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1977-1987 6(Chief Resident, 1986)
Thoracic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 1986-1987
FELLOWSHIP
AHA Clinician Scientist Awardee, Duke University Medical Center, 1980-1983
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Surgery, Thoracic
Clinical Focus and Research
MY RESEARCH INTERESTS

I study the effectiveness of the different surgical and medical aspects of treating heart and lung disease. Most of our treatments are already very effective, but my research seeks to identify new treatments and improve upon existing ones. My research involves individual patients or groups of patients who are volunteers in our effort to advance Heart and Lung Surgery. Many advanced therapies are only available through participation in such research.

PUBLICATIONS
View Peter Smith's publications on PubMed
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.