Matthew Smith, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the Genitourinary Malignancies Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. His clinical practice and research program focus on the management of prostate cancer.




Centers & Specialties

Cancer Center

Clinical Interests
  • Prostate cancer
Medical Education
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • PhD, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Board Certifications
  • Medical Oncology
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
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Dr. Matthew R. Smith is Director of the Genitourinary Oncology Program at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.He graduated summa cum laude from Canisius College with a B.A. in biochemistry. He received his MD and PhD degrees from Duke University School of Medicine. He trained in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital.He completed a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute and a postdoctoral fellowship at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He is an internationally recognized expert in prostate cancer. He has published extensively on treatment and prevention of bone metastases and prostate cancer survivorship. He has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles including manuscripts in New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Clinical Cancer Research. His research is supported by competitive grants and awards from the National Institutes of Health, Lance Armstrong Foundation Research Award, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
Dr. Smith leads a clinical research program in prostate cancer focused on cancer survivorship, treatment and prevention of bone metastases, and novel therapeutics. With a multidisciplinary research team, he identified previously unrecognized adverse effects of androgen deprivation therapy including osteoporosis, sarcopenia, obesity, lipid alterations, insulin resistance, and greater risks for fractures, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. These novel observations have provided fundamental insights in the management of prostate cancer and informed the design of global clinical trials to prevent treatment-related morbidity in prostate cancer survivors. His research has contributed to the approval of new drugs to prevent skeletal morbidity in men with prostate cancer. He leads international studies to prevent and treat bone metastases. He leads an active clinical research program in novel therapy for prostate cancer. His research program is supported by principal investigator peer-reviewed research funding from federal, investigator-initiated industry, and foundation grants including an NIH K24 mid-career investigator award and a Prostate Cancer Foundation Transformational grant. He has authored more than 70 original research reports and more than 80 reviews and book chapters on prostate cancer.

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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News & Events


Genitourinary Cancer Center
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 617-724-5257
Fax: 617-726-4899

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