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Jodi M. Smith, MD, MPH

Jodi M. Smith, MD, MPH

Nephrology, Nephrology Research

On staff since August 2002

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Pediatrics; Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Research Center: Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies

Jodi M. Smith, MD, MPH, is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is a graduate of McGill University Medical School and Pediatric Residency. She graduated from our fellowship program with a MPH degree in 2002 and is Medical Co-Director of the Kidney Transplantation Program.

This year she will also be going to outreach clinics in Alaska. Her research focuses on viral complications in solid organ transplantation – both those with clinical manifestations and more occult infections associated with allograft dysfunction. Results of a major prospective study report her findings that subclinical CMV and EBV infections are associated with decreased long-term renal allograft function in pediatric renal transplant recipients. Her ongoing research focuses on mechanisms of virus-induced allograft dysfunction. Dr. Smith’s research has a translational link, as it takes advantage of novel clinical diagnostics to survey for viruses (her primary K23 mentor was Dr. Corey, Head of the Virology Division in the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine) and donor-specific antibodies using solid-phase assays (with Dr. Karen Nelson of the Puget Sound Blood Center). Her research has also been funded by grants from the National Kidney Foundation, the American Society of Transplantation and Roche. Dr. Smith is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health and has been actively involved in mentoring all of the pediatric nephrology trainees in the clinical research pathway.

Making A Difference

Recommendations

  • Jessica winlock, washington 03.15.13

    Throughout the years of my daughter Samantha's life, we dealt with many pediatric specialists on a daily basis. Beings that we had this vast experience with so many pediatric specialists, I can tell you that Dr. Jodi Smith is a one of a kind treasure that is needed in the medical profession. She is kind, sweet, knowledgeable in her expertise, and has an amazing bedside manner. Dr. Smith listens to the patient and the patient's family, something that can be a rare commodity in the hospital world. She truly is someone you want in your amazing child's corner... Thank you Dr. Jodi Smith for all you do.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Nephrology

Medical/Professional School

McGill University, Montreal
University of Washington School of Public Health , Seattle

Residency

Pediatrics, Montreal Children's Hospital, Montreal

Fellowship

Pediatric Nephrology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Research Description

My research involves the studying the role of subclinical viral infections in the development of kidney transplant dysfunction in pediatric recipients.

Research Focus Area

Epidemiology, Infectious Disease

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014

Publications

  • Staples AO, Greenbaum LA, Smith JM, Gipson DS, Filler G, Warady BA, Martz K, Wong CS
    Association Between Clinical Risk Factors and Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease in Children.
    Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN , 2010 Sept. 2
  • Verghese PS, Smith JM, McDonald RA, Schwartz SM, Nelson KA, Warner PR
    Impaired graft survival in pediatric renal transplant recipients with donor-specific antibodies detected by solid-phase assays.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2010 Sept. 1 : 730-4
  • Smith JM, Corey L, Bittner R, Finn LS, Healey PJ, Davis CL, McDonald RA
    Subclinical viremia increases risk for chronic allograft injury in pediatric renal transplantation.
    Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN , 2010 Sept. : 1579-86
  • Smith JM, Davis CL
    Screening for BK virus in pediatric renal transplant recipients.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2010 Aug. : 559-60
  • Smith JM, Jordan SC
    Intravenous immunoglobulin as treatment for BK virus: nephropathy.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2009 Feb. : 11-3
  • Staples AO, Wong CS, Smith JM, Gipson DS, Filler G, Warady BA, Martz K, Greenbaum LA
    Anemia and risk of hospitalization in pediatric chronic kidney disease.
    Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN , 2009 Jan. : 48-56
  • Smith JM, Fine RN, McDonald RA
    Current state of pediatric renal transplantation.
    Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library , 2008 Jan. 1 : 197-203
  • Smith JM, Dharnidharka VR, Talley L, Martz K, McDonald RA
    BK virus nephropathy in pediatric renal transplant recipients: an analysis of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS) registry.
    Clinical journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN , 2007 Sept. : 1037-42
  • Smith JM, Corey L, Healey PJ, Davis CL, McDonald RA
    Adolescents are more likely to develop posttransplant lymphoproliferative disorder after primary Epstein-Barr virus infection than younger renal transplant recipients.
    Transplantation , 2007 June 15 : 1423-8
  • Smith JM, Stablein DM, Munoz R, Hebert D, McDonald RA
    Contributions of the Transplant Registry: The 2006 Annual Report of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS).
    Pediatric transplantation , 2007 June : 366-73
  • Smith JM, Wong CS, Salamonik EB, Hacker BM, McDonald RA, Mancl LA, Williams BJ, Ibrahim A, Roberts FA
    Sonic tooth brushing reduces gingival overgrowth in renal transplant recipients.
    Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2006 Nov. : 1753-9
  • Smith JM, McDonald RA
    Emerging viral infections in transplantation.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2006 Nov. : 838-43
  • Smith JM, Rudser K, Gillen D, Kestenbaum B, Seliger S, Weiss N, McDonald RA, Davis CL, Stehmen-Breen C
    Risk of lymphoma after renal transplantation varies with time: an analysis of the United States Renal Data System.
    Transplantation , 2006 Jan. 27 : 175-80
  • Debley JS, Smith JM, Redding GJ, Critchlow CW
    Childhood asthma hospitalization risk after cesarean delivery in former term and premature infants.
    Annals of allergy, asthma & immunology : official publication of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology , 2005 Feb. : 228-33
  • Smith JM, McDonald RA
    Renal transplantation in adolescents.
    Adolescent medicine clinics , 2005 Feb. : 201-14
  • Smith JM, McDonald RA, Finn LS, Healey PJ, Davis CL, Limaye AP
    Polyomavirus nephropathy in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.
    American journal of transplantation : official journal of the American Society of Transplantation and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons , 2004 Dec. : 2109-17
  • Smith JM, Nemeth TL, McDonald RA
    Current immunosuppressive agents in pediatric renal transplantation: efficacy, side-effects and utilization.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2004 Oct. : 445-53
  • Finn LS, Symons JM, Smith JM
    Nephrotic syndrome in the newborn.
    American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation , 2003 Dec. : 1318-23
  • Smith JM, Nemeth TL, McDonald RA
    Current immunosuppressive agents: efficacy, side effects, and utilization.
    Pediatric clinics of North America , 2003 Dec. : 1283-300
  • McDonald RA, Smith JM, Stablein D, Harmon WE
    Pretransplant peritoneal dialysis and graft thrombosis following pediatric kidney transplantation: a NAPRTCS report.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2003 June : 204-8
  • Smith JM, Ho PL, McDonald RA
    Renal transplant outcomes in adolescents: a report of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study.
    Pediatric transplantation , 2002 Dec. : 493-9
  • Smith JM, Jones F, Ciol MA, Jelacic S, Boster DR, Watkins SL, Williams GD, Tarr PI, Henderson WR Jr
    Platelet-activating factor and Escherichia coliO157:H7 infections.
    Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany) , 2002 Dec. : 1047-52