Combined Medical Degree and Bachelor of Arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2010
Post Doctoral Education
General Surgery Residency, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa., 2010-2015
Clinical Fellowship, Division of Colorectal Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, Fla., 2015-2016
Board CertificationsGeneral Surgery--Certified
Colon and Rectal Surgery--Certified
Clinical InterestsDiseases of the colon, rectum and anus
Research InterestsInflammatory bowel disease, rectal cancer, quality improvement
Hospital AffiliationsBarnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Patients Seen AtBarnes Jewish West County Hospital
1040 North Mason Road
Professional Office Building One
St. Louis, MO 63141
Fax: (314) 454-5249
Smith R, Maron DJ. Laparoscopy for Benign Diseases of the Colon. Clin Colon Rectal Surg. 2017 Apr;30(2):91-98.
Koller SE, Bauer KW, Egleston BL, Smith R, Philp MM, Ross HM, Esnaola NF. Comparative Effectiveness and Risks of Bowel Preparation Before Elective Colorectal Surgery. Ann Surg. 2017 Feb 1 [E-pub ahead of print]
Smith RK, Fry RD, Mahmoud NN, Paulson EC. Surveillance after neoadjuvant therapy in advanced rectal cancer with complete clinical response can have comparable outcomes to total mesorectal excision. Int J Colorectal Dis. 2015 Jun;30(6):769-74.
Smith RK, Paulson EC. Perianal fistula in Crohn’s Disease. Semin Colon Rectal Surg. 2014 Dec; 25(4): 216-20.
Smith RK, Broach RB, Hedrick TL, Mahmoud NN, Paulson EC. The impact of body mass index on post-operative outcomes in patients undergoing proctectomy for rectal cancer: a NSQIP analysis. Dis Colon Rectum. 2014 Jun;57(6):687-93.
Heffernan DS, Thakkar RK, Monaghan SF, Ravindran R, Adams CA, Kozloff MS, Gregg SC, Connolly MD, Machan JT, Ciofﬁ WG. Normal presenting vital signs are unreliable in geriatric blunt trauma victims. J Trauma. 2010 Oct; 69(4):813-20.