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S. Kathryn Smith, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology (GI), Hepatology and Nutrition
Department of Pediatrics

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  • Medical College of Georgia 2009
  • Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami, Pediatrics 2012
  • Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2015
  • UCSF, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology 2016
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology Subspecialty
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Transplant Hepatology Subspecialty
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Failure
  • Liver Transplant
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Short Bowel Syndrome

Dr. Sara Kathryn Smith is a pediatric gastroenterologist who diagnoses and treats a wide range of gastrointestinal disorders. As a fellowship-trained pediatric transplant hepatologist, she specializes in caring for young liver transplant patients before and after surgery. She also has a special interest in managing viral hepatitis and autoimmune hepatitis in children.

Smith's research focuses on the evaluation and treatment of viral hepatitis in children, including enrolling patients in clinical trials for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. She also studies the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children.

After earning her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, Smith completed a residency in pediatrics at Holtz Children's Hospital at the University of Miami./Jackson Memorial Medical Center She then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition at Rady Children's Hospital – San Diego, followed by an advanced fellowship in pediatric transplant hepatology at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital.

Smith belongs to the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, and North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition.

Smith's research focuses on the evaluation and treatment of viral hepatitis in children, including enrolling patients in clinical trials for hepatitis B and hepatitis C. She also studies the diagnosis and management of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children.

 

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