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Phillip P. Smith, M.D., FPMRS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Academic Office Location:
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 800-535-6232
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An Ohio native, Dr. Smith graduated with a B.A. in chemistry from Kenyon College in 1980 and his M.D. from the University of Cincinnati in 1984. He subsequently completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati. He obtained his board certification in OB/GYN in 1990, and re-certified in 2000 and 2010. Following several years of private practice, he returned to academia to pursue his interests in pelvic floor dysfunction, serving three years of fellowship training in voiding dysfunction and female urology in the Scott Department of Urology at Baylor College of Medicine. He has been in practice as a member of the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, UConn Health since completion of his fellowship training. In 2013, Dr. Smith was in the first group of physicians achieving ACGME subspecialty board certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS).

A.B.Kenyon CollegeChemistry
M.D.University of CincinnatiMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
ResidencyUniversity of Cincinnati HospitalOB/GYN
FellowshipDepartment of OB/GYN, Baylor College of MedicineFemale Urology and Voiding Dysfunction
FellowshipScott Department of Urology, Baylor College of MedicineFemale Urology and Voiding Dysfunction

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Paul B. Beeson ScholarAmerican Geriatrics Society
Top ReviewerNeurourology and Urodynamics
Basic Science Poster PrizeSociety for Urodynamics and Female Urology
AUGS Foundation/Astellas Research Award, 2011-2013American Urogynecologic Society
Top ReviewerNeurourology and Urodynamics
Myron Walzak Residency Teaching Award, 2009-2010, 2014-2015Division of Urology, UConn Health
Dennis Jahnigen Scholars Career Development Award, 2009-2011Hartford Foundation, American Geriatrics Society
V. Bradley Roberts Award for Excellence in Surgery (Cincinnati, OH)Christ Hospital
Carl Djerassi Chemistry Award for Liberally Educated ScientistKenyon College
Phi Beta KappaKenyon College
Sigma XiKenyon College

Dr. Smith’s practice focuses on urinary incontinence, voiding dysfunctions, and the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse in women.  He is an advocate of mesh-free vaginal surgery, the truly minimally invasive approach to female pelvic surgical disorders, when surgery is necessary. He also provides UConn’s video-urodynamic and neuromodulation services for men and women on referral from area urologists, gynecologists, gastroenterologists, neurosurgeons, and geriatricians.

  • Urodynamics
  • Voiding Dysfunction
  • Complications of Surgery for Incontinence and Vaginal Prolapse
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
International Continence Society, Underactive Bladder Working CommitteeAdvisory CommitteememberExternalInternational2015
NIH LURN Study External Experts PanelAdvisory CommitteememberExternalNational2013
International Continence Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2012
International Consultation on Incontinence-Research SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
Neurourology and UrodynamicsEditorial BoardMemberExternalInternational2011
International Urogynecological AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational20062012
Residency Review Committee, Baylor College of Medicine Education CommitteeMemberExternalUniversity20052007
Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2005
American Urogynecologic Society Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2005
Board of the Ohio State Health Network Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalState19952004
American Board of Obstetrics and GynecologyOtherDiplomateExternalNational1990
American Colleges of Obstetricians and GynecologistsProfessional/Scientific OrganizationmemberNational19902011

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Smith is actively engaged in research regarding lower urinary tract physiology and dysfunction, especially in the context of aging. He has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed primary research papers, reviews, and book chapters. His research interests include brain regulation of genitourinary biomechanics, lower urinary tract neurophysiology, and urodynamics. Dr. Smith is active in national and international scientific organizations in his field, including the Society for Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction, the International Continence Society, the Society for Pelvic Research, and the International Consultation on Incontinence Research Society. He is a 2009 recipient of a Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award from the American Geriatrics Society, a 2014 NIA Butler-Williams Scholar, a research associate within the UConn Center on Aging, and a funded affiliate with the Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences. He is the recent receipient of a K76 Beeson Emerging Leaders Award from the NIA.

  • Lower Urinary Tract Physiology and Aging

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • MIF and Lower Urinary Tract Disorders
    DeAngelis A, Smith PP, Kuchel GA The MIF Handbook 2012 Jan;
  • Aging of the Urinary Tract
    Smith PP, Kuchel G Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology 2010 Jan;
  • Botulinum Toxin in the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
    Smith PP, Smith CP Botulinum and other neurotoxins: translating science into therapeutic applications 2008 Jan;


  • Intact Bladder Efferent Function is Required for Normal Afferent Function in Rat Voiding Under Cystometric Conditions
    Smith PP, Smith CP, Boone TB, Somogyi GT Int Urogyn J 2006 Jan;17(Suppl 2):S90



  • Rodney A. Appell.
    Hurtado, Eric A; Smith, Phillip P; McCrery, Rebecca J; Jayne, Christopher Neurourology and urodynamics 2009 Jan;28(3):166


Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Animal Models in Aging Bladder ResearchLectureSUFU Annual Scientific Meeting2015Phoenix AZ