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Kendra Smith, MD

Associated with Fellowship(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
Professional Bio

Clinical interests: Dr. Smith's clinical focus is on lung injury prevention in preterm and term neonates. She works clinically on strategies to minimize lung trauma in infants requiring ventilation due to respiratory failure in the neonatal period.

Administration/Education Roles: Dr. Smith is involved in the Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital and serves on the Steering Committee, which focuses on improving techniques to maximally support newborn infants not responsive to conventional therapies. She also serves as the Manager of Divisional Respiratory Care Programs with the goal of promoting improved ventilation strategies for neonates requiring ventilatory support in our region and provides teaching throughout the year on ventilation in the sick newborn, as well as pulmonary hypertension and ECLS for residents, fellows, advanced practice providers, nurses, and respiratory therapists. To promote improved care for infants while on transport she works with others in the Division on telemedicine for our transport services and referral sites.