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Education & Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2001
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1998
    George Washington University School of Medicine
  • BSN, 1989
    Texas Christian University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics/Sports Medicine

National Provider ID: 1427147321


Karen Smith, M.D. is Medical Director of Global Services as well as Medical Director of School-Based Telehealth and a hospitalist at Children's National. In 2019, Dr. Smith received the Excellence Award for Clinical Leadership from the Society of Hospital Medicine. 

Research & Publications