Dr. Smith received her MD degree from the University of California San Francisco, and her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco, and her fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Smith serves as a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical critical care intensivist at Grady Memorial Hospital. Her special interests include violence prevention, injury prevention, clinical outcomes, and the use of ultrasound in critical care.
In 2017, Dr. Smith joined the Violence Prevention Task Force, based out of the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE), and became a core member of the Program to Interrupt Violence through Outreach and Treatment (PIVOT) at Grady.