The Polyclinic is pleased to announce the addition of F. Ames Smith, Jr. MD as Breast Surgery Medical Director. He will be seeing patients at The Polyclinic Broadway and welcomes patient referrals at (206) 860-4495. Since entering practice in 1990, Dr. Smith has had a special interest in breast cancer surgery and has made that the exclusive focus of his practice since 2009, evaluating and managing approximately 1200 breast patients per year.
Dr. Smith comes to The Polyclinic from Surgical Associates of Austin, Texas, a well known multispecialty surgery group, where he has successfully led that group for ten years. He has also served as physician liaison to the Breast Cancer Resource Center and as the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at St. David’s Hospital from 2007-2009.
Dr. Smith also has a strong collaborative approach to breast cancer care. While in Austin, he worked with several colleagues, including a physical medicine specialist, to develop innovative breast cancer programs focusing on wellness, education and patient survivorship and rehabilitation. Dr. Smith brings the same type of innovation and drive for collaboration to his role at The Polyclinic with genuine empathy for his patients and a desire to provide efficient care using state of the art techniques.
Dr. Smith speaks conversational Spanish and German. Having run cross country and track at Duke University, he continues to enjoy running and fitness, as well as spending time with his family.