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Sherilyn Smith, MD

Sherilyn Smith, MD

Pediatrics-Inpatient, Infectious Disease

On staff since October 1997

Children's Title: Co-Director, Medical Student Education

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"One of the things enjoy most about is seeing children we treat get better. It is wonderful to see children, who couldn't even walk because the infection in their bones was so painful, run, jump and play in clinic. Even the most suspicious toddler will give me a smile! Giving the good news that the infection is gone and the antibiotic can stop is always a highlight! Having time to talk to parents and children about their illnesses is a highlight of my day. I also feel fortunate to be able to teach and learn from my students and patients every day I work at Seattle Children's."


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Medical/Professional School
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, San Diego
Infectious Disease, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle
Clinical Interests

Medical education

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
The Best Doctors in AmericaListed in The Best Doctors in America 2011
Top Pediatrician in SeattleInternational Association of Pediatricians 2010
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009


Integration strategies for using virtual patients in clinical clerkships.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2009 Jul: 942-9
First-year medical students' perspectives on continuity of care.
Family medicine , 2009 Mar: 175-81
Teaching patient communication skills to medical students: a review of randomized controlled trials.
Evaluation & the health professions , 2007 Mar: 3-21
A national survey of pediatric clerkship directors' approaches to meeting the LCME ED-2 requirement for quantified patient criteria for medical students.
Teaching and learning in medicine , 2007 Fall: 352-6
Early introduction of clinical skills improves medical student comfort at the start of third-year clerkships.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2006 Oct: S40-3
Multi-institutional development and utilization of a computer-assisted learning program for the pediatrics clerkship: the CLIPP Project.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2005 Sep: 847-55
Promoting fundamental clinical skills: a competency-based college approach at the University of Washington.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2005 May: 423-33
Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv: Delta RD1 is more virulent than M. bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin in long-term murine infection.
The Journal of infectious diseases , 2004 Jul 1: 123-6
Finding effective strategies for teaching ethics: a comparison trial of two interventions.
Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2004 Mar: 265-71
Individual RD1-region genes are required for export of ESAT-6/CFP-10 and for virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
Molecular microbiology , 2004 Jan: 359-70
Deletion of RD1 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis mimics bacille Calmette-Guérin attenuation.
The Journal of infectious diseases , 2003 Jan 1: 117-23
Local role for tumor necrosis factor alpha in the pulmonary inflammatory response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
Infection and immunity , 2002 Apr: 2082-9
During Trypanosoma cruzi infection CD1d-restricted NK T cells limit parasitemia and augment the antibody response to a glycophosphoinositol-modified surface protein.
Infection and immunity , 2002 Jan: 36-48


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Cross-Generational CommunicationUW Faculty Development CourseSeattle, WAMarch 1, 2009

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MA.7.226 - Infectious Disease Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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