Brian Smith, MD, General Surgery, Orange, CA, VA Long Beach Healthcare System

BrianR.SmithMD

General Surgery Orange, CA

Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology (Other than Breast), Minimally Invasive Surgery

Professor of Surgery & General Surgery Residency Program Director. Co-Director, Minimally Invasive Fellowship. Chief of Surgery, VA Long Beach Healthcare System

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Education & Training

  • University of California IrvineFellowship, Bariatric & Minimally Invasive Surgery, 2007 - 2008
  • Harbor - UCLA Medical CenterResidency, General Surgery, 2001 - 2007
  • New York Medical CollegeCertification, Fifth Pathway Medicine, Certificate, 2000 - 2000
  • Universidad Autonoma de GuadalajaraClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2002 - 2022
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Physician of Excellence Orange County Medical Association, 2012-2019
  • Golden Scalpel Award for Medical Student Teaching University of California Irvine School of Medicine, 2009-2011, 2015
  • John Connolly Award for Resident Teaching UC Irvine Department of Surgery, 2008-2010, 2012, 2015
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • USMLE Step 1 Scoring System Change to Pass/Fail—an Opportunity for Change  
    Angela L Neville, Brian R Smith, JAMA Surgery

Authored Content

  • Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Leak After Bariatric Surgery: MBASQIP AnalysisMarch 2018
  • Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Leak After Bariatric Surgery: MBASQIP AnalysisMarch 2018
  • Risk Factors for Gastrointestinal Leak After Bariatric Surgery: MBSAQIP AnalysisMarch 2018

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations