• Medical School: Howard University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Howard University Hospital

Specialties and Certifications

  • Board Certifications: Radiation Oncology

John M. Smyles, III, MD

Radiation Oncology

Dr. Smyles attended Cornell University, graduating with a BS in biology/neuroscience.  He then went to Howard University, College of Medicine, the recipient of a National Public Health Scholarship.  Internship was completed at the University of Pennsylvania-Presbyterian Medical Center.  Dr. Smyles then served two years in the Public Health Service providing general medical services to an underserved area of North Philadelphia.  He went on to complete a radiation oncology residency at Howard University Hospital and Regional Cancer Center with rotations at the University of Maryland, Georgetown University and the DC VA Hospital.  During his residency he gained experience in intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT) and hyperthermia, co-authoring articles regarding simultaneous IORT and hyperthermia for pancreatic cancer, serving as chief resident his last year.

Dr. Smyles then joined a busy private practice in Northeast Philadelphia at Nazareth Hospital, eventually becoming the chair of the department, one of the first in the area to become accredited by the American College of Radiology.  He later joined the faculty at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Kimmel Cancer Center where he served on the Quality and Safety Committee, providing radiation oncology services at Jefferson Aria Health.  Nazareth Hospital became a member of Mercy Health/Trinity Health System and consequently Dr. Smyles became a member of the radiation oncology departments at Mercy Fitzgerald and Mercy Philadelphia Hospitals.

Dr. Smyles is board certified in radiation oncology and is a Diplomate of the American College of Radiology as well as a member of the American Society of Radiation Oncology.  His special interests are breast, lung and G-I malignancies among others.