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Franz O Smith MD

Franz O. Smith, MD

  • Surgery-General | Surgery-Oncology
Languages Spoken English, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish
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    Bio

    Franz Omar Smith, MD, FACS
    Section Chief, Surgical Oncology
    Director Surgical Residency Program

    Franz Omar Smith, MD, surgeon is part of the Department of Surgery at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Smith specializes in surgical oncology with expertise in cutaneous oncology and sarcoma surgery. He embraces the multi-disciplinary approach to cancer care at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. During his residency he did a three year clinical research fellowship in Tumor Immunotherapy and Surgical Oncology in the Surgery Branch at the NCI/NIH, Bethesda MD. The focus of his research was on high dose Interleukin-2, tumor vaccines and cell based therapies for the treatment of metastatic melanoma. Upon graduation from residency he did a two year surgical oncology fellowship at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center/ University of South Florida in Tampa, FL.

    Dr. Smith has published multiple peer reviewed articles, a book chapter and presented at national meetings. In addition to his clinical responsibilities he will also serve as the assistant program director for the surgical residency. Dr. Smith was recently recognized by the American Cancer Society as their 2016 Diamond Bell recipient for his outstanding outcomes, dedication to quality, and commitment to service excellence. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Society of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and Society of Black Academic Surgeons.

    Professional Membership: 

    • Society of Surgical Oncology
    • American College of Surgeons
    • Association of Program Directors in Surgery
    Clinical Expertise

    Surgery-General, Surgery-Oncology

    Clinical Interests


    Clinical Trial & Research Interest:
    Melanoma, Merkel Cell Carcinoma, Sarcoma, Regional Therapies for Metastatic Melanoma

    Clinical Interest:
    General Surgery, including

    • Thyroid/ Parathyroid
    • Abdominal Surgery
    • Laparoscopic Surgery
    • Breast Disease
    • General Vascular Surgery
       

  • Medical School

    University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica

    Internship

    Long Island Jewish/North Shore Universit Hospitals, New Hyde Park, NY, 2003

    Internship

    Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ, 2005

    Residency

    Saint Barnabas Medical Center, NJ, Livingston, NJ, 2011

    Fellowship

    NCI, National Institute of Health, Tumor Immunology and Surgical Oncology, Bethesda, MD, 2006

    Fellowship

    H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, University of South Florida, Surgical Oncology, Tampa, FL, 2013

    Publications
    Title:Falconer HG Case Report: Gestational Trophoblastic disease presenting as hemiparesis in a teenager
    Authors:Gokula RM, Smith FO
    Publisher:West Indian Medical Journal
    Date:2002 Jun
    Issue:57(136)Vol 2
    Description:Article
    Title:Risk of bowel perforations in patients receiving high dose Interleukin-2 after therapy with anti-CTLA 4 monoclonal antibody
    Authors:Smith FO, Downey SG, Klapper JA, Levy CL, Rosenberg SA
    Publisher:Journal of Immunotherapy
    Date:2007 Jan
    Issue:30(1):130
    Description:Article
    Title:Prognostic factors related to clinical response in patients with metatastic melanoma trated by CTL-associated antigen-4 blockade
    Authors:Downey SG, Klapper JA, Smith FO, Yang JC, Sherry RM, Royal RE, Kammula US, Highes MS, Allen TE, Levy CL, Yellin M, Nichol G, White DE, Steinberg SM, Rosenberg SA
    Publisher:Clinical Cancer Research
    Date:2007 Nov 15
    Issue:6681-8
    Description:Article
    Title:High-dose interleukin-2 for the treatment of metastatic renal cell carcinoma: a retrospective analysis of response and survival in patients treated in the surgery branch at the National Cancer Institute between 1986 and 2006
    Authors:Klapper JA, Smith FO, Downey SG, Yang JC, Hughes MS, Kammula US, Sherry RM, Rotal RE, Steinberg SM, Rosenberg SA
    Publisher:Cancer
    Date:2008 Jul 15
    Issue:113(2): 293-301
    Description:Article
    Title:Treatment of metastatic melanoma using interleukin-2 alone or in conjunction with vaccines
    Authors:Smith FO, Downey SG, Klapper JA, Yang JC, Sherry RM, Royal RE, Kammula US, Huges MS, Resitfo NP, Levy CL, White DE, Steinberg SM, Rosenberg SA
    Publisher:Clinical Cancer Research
    Date:2008 Sep 1
    Issue:14(17): 5610-8
    Description:Article
    Title:Adoptive cell therapy for patients with metastatic melanoma: evaluation of intensive myeloablative chemoratiation preparative regimens
    Authors:Dudley ME, Yang JC, Sherry R, Hughes MS, Royal R, Kammula U, Robbins PF, Huang J, Citirin DE, Leitman SF, Wunderlich J, Restifo NP, Thomasian A, Downey SG, SMith FO, Klapper JA, Moron K, Laurencot C, White DE, Rosenberg SA
    Publisher:Journal of Clinical Oncology
    Date:2008 Nov 10
    Issue:26(32): 5233-9
    Description:Article
    Title:Single pass closed rapid expansion system for lymphocyte cultures for adoptive cell therapy
    Authors:Klapper JA, Thomasian AA, Smith DM, Gorgas CC, Smith FO, Wunderlich JR, Smith F, Dudley ME, Rosenberg SA
    Publisher:Journal of Immunologic Methods
    Date:2009 Jun 30
    Issue:32(8): 870-4
    Description:Article
    Title:Gene Therapy with high avidity human and mouse T cell receptors breaks tolerance and elicits cancer regression
    Authors:Johnson LA, Morgan RAA, Dudley ME, Cassard L, Yang JC, HUghes MS, Kammula US, Royal RE, Sherry RM, Wunderlich JR, Lee CR, Zhao Y, Cohen CJ, Restifo NP, Smith FO, Cogdill AP, Zheng Z, Bishop RJ, Kim HJ, Brewer CC, Rudy SF, Vanwaes C, Davis JL, Mathur A, Ripley RT, Nathan DA, Laurencot CM, Rosenberg SA
    Publisher:Blood
    Date:2009 Jul 16
    Issue:114(3): 535-46
    Description:Article
    Title:Impact of a Recombinant Fowlpox Vaccine on the Efficacy of Adoptive Cell Therapy with Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocytes in a Patient with Metastatic Melanoma
    Authors:Smith FO, Klapper JA, Wunderlich J, Rosenberg SA, Dudley ME
    Publisher:Journal of Immunotherapy
    Date:2009 Oct
    Issue:32(8): 870-4
    Description:Article
    Title:Tumor Infiltrating Lymphocyte (TIL) Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma: Analysis of Tumors Resected for TIL
    Authors:Goff SL, Smith FO, FLapper JA, Rosenberg SA, Dudley ME
    Publisher:Immunotherapy
    Date:2010 Oct
    Issue:33(8): 840-7
    Description:Article
    Title:Thoracic Metastasectomy for Melanoma Immunotherapy
    Authors:Klapper JA, Davis JL, Smith FO, Ripley RT
    Publisher:Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Date:2010 Dec
    Issue:140(6): 1276-82
    Description:Article
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