Woodson Wade Smelser, MD

Specializes In
  • Urology
Languages Spoken
  • English


Sees Patients For

Surgical and multidisciplinary management of prostate, bladder, upper tract, kidney, testis and penile cancers. Minimally invasive endoscopic, laparoscopic and robotic surgery. open surgery when indicated.

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
  • Missouri Baptist Medical Center
  • Progress West Hospital



Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Division of Urologic Surgery
Section of Urologic Oncology

Research Interests

Translational and clinical trials in bladder and upper tract urothelial cancer, multi-disciplinary therapy as well as perioperative optimization of surgical oncology patients

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Urologic Oncology

2022 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Residency: Urology

2020 University of Kansas Health System, Kansas City, KS

Residency: General Surgery

2016 University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

Medical Degree

2015 University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO

Bachelor's Degree: Biological Sciences

2011 University of Missouri, Columbia, MO