Photograph of Dr. Kris Smith, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in brain and spine tumor treatment.

Kris A. Smith, M.D.

Photograph of Dr. Kris Smith, a neurosurgeon based in Phoenix, Arizona who specializes in brain and spine tumor treatment.


MD, University of Nevada School of Medicine

BS, Brigham Young University

Internship, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program

Residencies and Fellowships

Barrow Neurological Institute

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological Surgeons


  • Essential Tumor Treatment
  • Cavernous Malformation Treatment
  • Hydrocephalus Treatment
  • Acoustic Neuroma Treatment
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation Treatment
  • Brain Tumor Treatment
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia Treatment
  • Occipital Neuralgia Treatment
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri Treatment
  • Responsive Neurostimulator For Epilepsy Treatment

Dr. Smith 's Philosophy

"I treat my patients how I want to be treated or how I would want my family to be treated. I also pride myself in doing things in a very minimally invasive way; I don’t shave a patients head if it’s not needed and I try to do very small incisions."


Academy Cup, Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, Best Scientific Presentation
Resident Award, Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society and American Association of Neurological Surgeons
General Surgery Internship, Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency Program
Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Examiners, Passed Part III of National Boards
Overall Excellence in Psychiatry
Outstanding Student in Neurosciences
Alpha Omega Alpha
Outstanding Student in Behavioral Science
Research Convocation Award for Best Student Research Presentation

What You'll Need to Schedule an Appointment

  • Imaging CD (within 6 months)
  • Imaging Report
  • Comparison Imaging (if indicated)
  • Pertinent Medical Records
  • Demographics
  • Insurance Card (s)
  • Referral (if required)

Telephone: (602) 406-7750
Fax: (602) 406-6398

Some of the Insurance Plans We Accept

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