Dr. Smith is a Board Certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He graduated with a BS in Electrical and Biomedical Engineering from Duke University. After a brief career in Information Technology, he earned his medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, DC and completed his combined Pediatric Internship and Residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. During residency, he also completed a Masters of Public Health degree with a focus on Child Health Policy at UCLA. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French, and he appreciates being able to communicate in the language a family is most comfortable using. He sees children from the newborn period through their college years.
Before coming to Sonoma, Dr. Smith practiced pediatrics for five years in rural Central Florida through the National Health Service Corps. For the next five years he was the pediatrician and Medical Director of the Sonoma Valley Community Health Center and recently served as the Chief of Staff at Sonoma Valley Hospital from July 2011 to June 2013. He also lives in Sonoma, where he sings with the Valley of the Moon Chamber Ensemble and is the father of twin boys.