Kelly M. Smith, MD

Kelly M. Smith, MD

College of Health Sciences


Clinical Assistant Professor Kelly M. Smith received her bachelor degree in biology and English at Stanford University in 1997. She spent two years performing basic science research before earning her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco in 2004. She completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Washington in 2007. She continued her medical training at University of Washington and finished her hematology and oncology fellowship in 2011. Dr Smith is board certified in internal medicine, hematology and oncology. She belongs to the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Medical Association. Dr. Kelly M. Smith has spent 8 years treating a wide range of oncologic and hematologic disorders at a busy community oncology practice in Washington. She held leadership roles on multiple hospital committees and was involved in clinical research and medical education. She joined the faculty at University of Pennsylvania this June and as part of the Vinmec-Penn Alliance, Dr. Smith plays an important role in the journey to Oncology Center of Excellence of Vinmec Times City International Hospital.

Selected publications

  1. Karmy-Jones R, Febinger D, McBride W, Zhou F, Reddy A, Smith K, Hoffelt S, Hambright B, Pukel C, Teasdale M. Fighting a Preventable Disease: Lung Cancer Diagnosis, Staging, and Treatment. Exceptional Medicine PeaceHealth Southwest Physicians Journal. Fall 2011;4(1):1-37.
  2. Baernstein A, Smith KM, Elmore JG. Singing the Blues: Is it Really Cyanosis? Respir Care. 2008 Aug;53(8):1081-4.
  3. Ercegovac UC, Metcalfe TL, Penn BH, Smith KM, Elmore JG. Case Report: Traveling as a Risk Factor for Venous Thromboembolic Disease. Respir Care. 2006 Oct;51(10):1177-80.
  4. Corada M, Mariotti M, Thurston G, Smith K, Kunkel R, Brockhaus M, Lampugnani MG, Martin-Padura I, Stoppacciaro A, Ruco L, McDonald DM, Ward PA, Dejana E. Vascular endothelial-cadherin is an important determinant of microvascular integrity in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 1999 Aug 17;96(17):9815-20.
  5. Thurston G, Suri C, Smith K, McClain J, Sato TN, Yancopoulos GD, McDonald DM. Leakage-resistant blood vessels in mice transgenically overexpressing angiopoietin-1. Science. 1999 Dec 24;286(5449):2511-4.

Selected awards and honors

  • 2010: Selected for ASH Clinical Research Training Institute
  • 2010: Selected for ASCO/AACR Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop
  • 2009: Chosen by peers to serve as a fellowship program representative
  • 2005: Nominated for Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2004: Letter of Commendation in Pathology


  • 09/1993 – 06/1997: Bachelor of Arts and Science degree in Biology and English Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • 09/2000 – 05/2004: Doctor of Medicine degree UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
  • 06/2004 – 06/2007: Internal Medicine Residency, Categorical Track University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • 07/2008 – 07/2011: Hematology and Oncology Fellowship University of Washington, Seattle, WA