David Smith, MD

Medical Oncology /      Hematology - David Smith, MD

David Smith, MD


Medical Oncology / Hematology

Primary Location

210 SE 136th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98684
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Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Internal Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH


Hematology/Oncology, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute National Cancer Institute

Board Certification

  • Medical Oncology


  • Lung cancer
  • Clinical Trials
  • Early Drug Development


  • Director of Research, Compass Oncology
  • Co-Chair, National Lung Cancer Research Committee, US Oncology Research
  • Medical Director, Translational Oncology Program (TOP) Compass Oncology
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association of Community Cancer Centers
  • Washington State Medical Oncology Society


Dr. Smith specializes in medical oncology with an emphasis on lung cancer. He has been instrumental in developing the Compass Oncology research program and, on a national level, is the Co-Chair of The US Oncology Network Lung Research committee. Dr. Smith is a strong advocate for multidisciplinary care and individualized treatment often incorporating clinical trials. Quality of life is central to his practice philosophy. He is always truthful, laying out options, helping patients make decisions and cope with their illness.

Music is an important part of Dr. Smith’s life outside of work. He combines this passion with his commitment for community service and serves on the board of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. He is very family focused and spends as much time as possible with family enjoying sailing, skiing and concerts.

What Patients Say

"Walking into Compass Oncology for the first time since my wife Passed away as a patient there in 2008 was a bit surreal . He was empathetic, provided some good options, challenged me to challenge my own thinking created enough space to allow myself and family to make our own decisions and provide good counsel. He is definitely a doctor who makes you feel comfortable along with a good smile and laughter in what could be a dire situation certainly made me feel comfortable." --- Healthgrades