Kathy W. Smith, MD

Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education
Professor, Educator Scholar Track

Dr. Kathy W. Smith is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson.  She is Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Associate DIO in the College of Medicine.

Dr. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Arizona State University and Medical Degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. She completed residency training in psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Arizona and joined the faculty in 2006. She has specialized training in the assessment and treatment of perinatal mood disorders and in working with transgender and gender nonconforming youth.

Dr. Smith provides clinical care and supervises medical students, residents, and fellows at Banner University Medical Center and the Crisis Response Center. She is a member of the Association of Medical Education Scholars (AMES) and in involved in educational research and faculty development in both undergraduate and graduate medical education.

Selected Publications: 

Smith KW, Amini R, Banerjee M, Clemens C. The Feasibility of Blinding Residency Programs to USMLE Step 1 Scores During GME Application, Interview, and Match Process, (Accepted January 7, 2021).

Amini R, Laughlin BS, Smith KW, Siwik VP, Adamas-Rappaport WJ, Fantry GT. “’Flipped Classroom’ for Academic and Career Advising: An Innovative Technique for Medical Student Advising”, Advances in Medical Education and Practice, 9:371-376, 2018.

Degrees
  • MD: University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2001
  • BS: Arizona State University, Microbiology, 1996
Honors and Awards
  • APA Roeske Teaching Award - 2022
  • COM-T Faculty Mentoring Award, 2022
  • Child Fellows' Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Psychiatry, 2015
  • Endless Possibilities Award 2015, Banner - University Medical Group
  • Member, The American College of Psychiatrists, 2014 -
  • Training Director's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residency Education, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson, Department of Psychiatry, 2013-2014
  • Best Doctors in America, 2011 -
  • Junior Residents' Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 2011-2012
  • Senior Residents' Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 2007-2008
Residency
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Psychiatry, 2001-2004
Fellowship
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004-2006
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2010
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2008

Publications

2018

Amini, R., B. S. Laughlin, K. W. Smith, V. P. Siwik, W. J. Adamas-Rappaport, and G. T. Fantry, ""Flipped classroom" for academic and career advising: an innovative technique for medical student advising.", Adv Med Educ Pract, vol. 9, pp. 371-376, 2018. PMCID: PMC5957052  PMID: 29785150