Born and raised in Richmond, Tovia M. Smith, M.D. is excited to return to her hometown to practice medicine. Dr. Smith is a urogynecologist who specializes in treating symptoms of incontinence and difficulties from relaxation of the pelvic floor. She joined Virginia Women’s Center in March 2014.
Dr. Smith earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where she played varsity field hockey as an All-American for the Bulldogs. She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia, where she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society for compassion in medicine. Dr. Smith trained in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia. She then pursued a specialty fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (Urogynecology) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, an ACGME Accredited program.
As a urogynecologist, Dr. Smith uses non-surgical approaches as well as advanced technologies, such as minimally invasive surgery and the daVinci® Surgical System, to reconstruct the pelvic floor for women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. In addition, she is skilled in repairing fistulas and complications from third and fourth degree tears following vaginal childbirth.
Many women do not discuss these sensitive but treatable symptoms with their doctors or loved ones. Dr. Smith is as passionate about giving women time and space to discuss their symptoms as she is educating women on their conditions and treatment options. With all treatments, she aims to help women of any age regain an improved quality of life.
In her spare time, Dr. Smith and her husband, also a physician and a fellow Bulldog but of the Georgia variety, enjoy spending all the time they can with their two young children and traveling to keep up with family and friends.