Andrew B. Smitherman, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor and Medical Director, UNC Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) Oncology Program

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Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Services at Raleigh
2801 Blue Ridge Road
First and Second Floor
Raleigh, NC 27607
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible


Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

About the Provider


  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

About Andrew B. Smitherman, MD, MSc

I am a true blue North Carolinian whose academic journey has taken me from one end of the state to the other.

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Health Rex
  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Health Children's


  • English

Medical School

  • East Carolina University, 2003 - 2007
  • Honors: Member, Alpha Omega Alpha


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013 - 2017
  • Area: Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Honors: Saint Baldrick’s Fellow

Residency and Chief Residency

  • University of North Carolina Hospitals, 2007 - 2012
  • Area: Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
  • Honors: Chief Resident in Pediatrics, 2011-2012

Bachelor of Arts

  • Davidson College, 1991 - 1995
  • Area: Religious Studies


  • Pediatrics-Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Board Certified, 2017
  • Pediatrics, Board Certified, 2012
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certified, 2011
Use of biomarkers of aging for the early identification of treatment-related morbiditiesCr+LfCr+LfStemming from combined training in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, I have developed clinical and research interests in providing and improving cancer care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) as well as survivors of childhood, adolescent, and young adult cancers. Supported by a St. Baldrick's Fellowship and using analyses of administrative databases, I have examined the patterns of healthcare usage among survivors to characterize emerging chronic treatment-related morbidities. Building on this work with the support of an NCTraCS career development award, I have plans to identify biomarkers predictive of these morbidities through prospective cohort studies.
Improving cancer care for adolescents and young adults (AYAs) as well as survivors of childhood, adolescent and young adult cancers

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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