Wade Michael Smith, M.D., brings his expertise and training in a variety of cancers to City of Hope | Fountain Valley in his role as an oncologist and assistant clinical professor in the Department of Medical Oncology & Therapeutics Research.
After completing his Bachelor of Science degree in biology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Dr. Smith received his M.D. at the Creighton School of Medicine at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. He then relocated back to Southern California to continue his career in medical oncology.
Dr. Smith is particularly passionate about treating breast cancer. He cites a “lifelong fascination with biology” that has led to work exploring immunotherapy to treat chemotherapy-resistant cancers, particularly breast cancer. “Helping to bring these immune-oncology treatments from ‘bench to bedside’ is a contribution I am most excited about,” Dr. Smith said.
Dr. Smith appreciates the way City of Hope has integrated itself seamlessly into the communities of Southern California, establishing itself as a premier not-for-profit cancer research and treatment center. “Combining the latest cutting-edge cancer research with the ancillary amenities provided through its community expansion means that I can offer the absolute best in patient-centered, compassionate care,” he said.