Founded at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Anna Jo Smith

Anna Jo Smith, MD, MPH, MSc

Instructor, Gynecologic Oncology, Perelman School of Medicine

Anna Jo Smith, MD, MPH, MSc, is an Innovation Faculty member at the Penn Center for Cancer Care Innovation and an Instructor of Gynecologic Oncology at the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Smith completed her residency in gynecology and obstetrics at Johns Hopkins Medicine and her fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. A recipient of the Marshall Scholarship, she completed her graduate training in public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics. Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard Medical School where she received honors in a special field for her research on Massachusetts health reform. She works as an attending surgeon at the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


Dr. Smith’s research focuses on how to improve equitable delivery of evidence-based cancer care through innovative program and policy design. Her research on the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for women with ovarian and cervical cancer has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and at ASCO. Her current work focuses on interventions on social determinants of health, such as transportation and telemedicine, to reduce health disparities for patients with gynecologic cancer. She is passionate about research mentoring and has guided several medical students and residents through projects while in clinical training herself.

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