Dr. Smith completed a combined MD/PhD at the University of Western Ontario in 1992 under the supervision of Dr. John Patrick. He subsequently obtained his FRCSC in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Queen’s University in 1997 and completed subspecialty training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1999. Dr. Smith joined the Division of MFM, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Queen’s University in 1999. Dr. Smith divides his time between High Risk Obstetrics, Clinical/Basic science research and as the Director of the CIP. He has cross appointments to the Departments of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Imaging Services. He has set up the Queen’s Perinatal Research Unit (Basic Science and Clinical research laboratories). Dr. Smith is the recipient of a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) New Investigators award, a Premier’s Research Excellence Award, the Queen’s University Faculty of Health Sciences Basmajian Research Award and the Queen’s University Chancellor’s Research Award. He is the Principle Investigator for the CIHR and HSF funded Pre-eclampsia New Emerging Team (PE-NET). His primary research interests pertain to adverse pregnancy outcomes as a marker of future maternal health. He developed The MotHERS Program (Mothers Health Education, Research and Screening) and it’s website (www.themothersprogram.ca) to improve maternal health and outcomes.
Dr. Smith is married to Dr. Susan Chamberlain, (also in Obstetrics & Gynecology) and they have two children. He has many interests outside of Academic Obstetrics and has previously completed the Ironman Triathlon.