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."

Sherilyn Smith, MD: Professor of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Dr. Smith's interests are in medical education, teaching and curriculum development. She is the co-director of the medical student pediatric education programs at Seattle Children's Hospital and the University of Washington.


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 Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
U.S. News Top Doctor U.S. News and World Report 2012
The Best Doctors in America Listed in The Best Doctors in America 2011
Top Pediatrician in Seattle International Association of Pediatricians 2010


  • Berman N, Fall LH, Smith S, Levine DA, Maloney CG, Potts M, Siegel B, Foster-Johnson L
    Integration strategies for using virtual patients in clinical clerkships.
    Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges , 2009 July : 942-9
  • Goodell L, Smith S, Maestas RR, James J
    First-year medical students' perspectives on continuity of care.
    Family medicine , 2009 Mar. : 175-81
  • Smith S, Hanson JL, Tewksbury LR, Christy C, Talib NJ, Harris MA, Beck GL, Wolf FM
    Teaching patient communication skills to medical students: a review of randomized controlled trials.
    Evaluation & the health professions , 2007 Mar. : 3-21
  • Li ST, Smith S, Gigante J
    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 : 352-6
  • Whipple ME, Barlow CB, Smith S, Goldstein EA
    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
  • Fall LH, Berman NB, Smith S, White CB, Woodhead JC, Olson AL
    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 Sept. : 847-55
  • Goldstein EA, Maclaren CF, Smith S, Mengert TJ, Maestas RR, Foy HM, Wenrich MD, Ramsey PG
    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
  • Sherman DR, Guinn KM, Hickey MJ, Mathur SK, Zakel KL, Smith S
    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 July 1 : 123-6
  • Smith S, Fryer-Edwards K, Diekema DS, Braddock CH 3rd
    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
  • Guinn KM, Hickey MJ, Mathur SK, Zakel KL, Grotzke JE, Lewinsohn DM, Smith S, Sherman DR
    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
  • Lewis KN, Liao R, Guinn KM, Hickey MJ, Smith S, Behr MA, Sherman DR
    Deletion of RD1 from Mycobacterium tuberculosis mimics bacille Calmette-Guérin attenuation.
    The Journal of infectious diseases , 2003 Jan. 1 : 117-23
  • Smith S, Liggitt D, Jeromsky E, Tan X, Skerrett SJ, Wilson CB
    Local role for tumor necrosis factor alpha in the pulmonary inflammatory response to Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection.
    Infection and immunity , 2002 Apr, : 2082-9
  • Duthie MS, Wleklinski-Lee M, Smith S, Nakayama T, Taniguchi M, Kahn SJ
    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 Title Event Location Date
Cross-Generational Communication UW Faculty Development Course Seattle, WA March 1, 2009