​Katherine A Smith, MD, FACOG


  • Assistant Professor 

Specialty areas

  • Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Hysteroscopic Surgery


  • Oklahoma, 2019 - present
  • Florida 2017-2019 (inactive)

Board Certification

  • American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2019 - present


  • MD degree from University of Texas Houston in 2009-2013
  • Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2013 - 2017
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Cleveland Clinic in Florida 2017-2019

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Complex benign gynecologic surgery
  • Leiomyoma (fibroid) disease
  • Adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

Research Interests

  • Optimization of perioperative care of patients undergoing benign gynecologic surgery
  • Cost efficacy in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
  • Surgical education in residency and fellowship training
  • Adjunct therapies for patients undergoing medical and surgical therapies for endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain


  • American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL)
  • ​American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)

Awards/Honors (selected)

  • First Place Oral Presentation, Surgical Category, Cleveland Clinic Florida Resident/Fellow Research Day – 2019
  • ​Resident Award for Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – 2017
  • ​Outstanding Resident Consultant Award, Vanderbilt University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology – 2017

Publications (last five years)

Farag S, Frazzini Padilla P, Smith KA, Flyckt RL, Sprague ML, Zimberg SE; Fallopian tube perfusion in ex-vivo and in-vivo laparoscopic hysterectomy specimens: potential application for uterine transplantation. Human Reproduction. PMID: 30304437

Frazzini Padilla P, Farag S, Smith KA, Zimberg SE, Davila GW, Sprague M. Development and Validation of a Simulation Model for Laparoscopic Colpotomy. Obstet. Gynecol. Oct 2018; 132(S): 19S-26S. PMID: 30247303

Farag S, Frazzini Padilla P, Smith KA, Sprague M, Zimberg SE. Management, Prevention, and Sequelae Of Adhesions in Women Undergoing Laparoscopic Gynecologic Surgery: a Systematic Review. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Dec 28. PMID: 29289627

Harvey LFB, Smith KA, Curlin H. Physician Engagement in Improving Operative Supply Chain Efficiency Through Review of Surgeon Preference Cards. J Minim Invasive Gynecology. Nov-Dec 2017; 24(7): 1116 –1120. PMID: 28669894.

Anderson TL, Harvey LFB, Smith KA, Thomassee MS, Yunker AC. Cost of Disposable Operative Devices: Fiscal Transparency Promotes Economic and Ergonomic Optimization at a Large Academic Medical Center. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2015 Nov-Dec; 22(6S):S86. PMID: 27679362