Dr. Wade Smith
Wade Smith, M.D. is a breast-dedicated medical oncologist with additional expertise in benign and malignant blood disorders.
Dr. Wade Smith is a specialist in the treatment of breast cancer as well as benign and malignant blood disorders. He is board-certified in medical oncology and hematology. He received his medical license from the state of California in 2006 and was previously practicing with Breastlink of Rancho Mirage. With a passion for teaching, he had previously served as subspecialty coordinator for the internal medicine residency program at Eisenhower Medical Center.
Dr. Wade Smith has an active interest in the future of cancer treatment. He has been an investigator on several studies, in addition to his publication credits in Critical Reviews in Hematology and Oncology and Seminars in Oncology. Dr. Smith is a member of the American Society of Oncology, American Society of Hematology and the American College of Physicians.
At Breastlink, Dr. Wade Smith plays a prominent role in the oversight of numerous clinical trials that incorporate the latest targeted therapies for patients with both localized and advanced breast cancer.
“I entered the field of cancer medicine to serve as an advocate for patients most in need of cutting-edge therapies as well as compassionate, supportive care. A sharp focus must be maintained on all of the patient’s needs, including the emotional and spiritual. Superb cancer care requires an integrative team approach – combining all talents and insights into a singular purpose. And having had a close family member go through surgery, chemotherapy and hormone therapy for her breast cancer, I further realized what true benefits could be gained by receiving care within a breast-dedicated center. The most important and central member of the team is the patient herself. Also, encouraging optimal nutrition and lifestyle modifications can help bring about the best possible outcome.” – Dr. Wade Smith.