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Education & Training

  • Fellowship, 1998
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Residency, 1995
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • MD, 1992
    University of Florida College of Medicine
  • BS, 1988
    University of Florida
  • Fellowship
    National Institutes of Health, NIH

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1881775740


Sophia Smith, M.D., is a pediatric critical care medicine intensivist at Children's National in the pediatric intensive care unit. She created Children's Physician Champion Program for Organ Donation and is part of the Airway Championship Team.

Dr. Smith is very active in her community, serving as the co-chair of the Prince George's County Community Health Fair for Children and Parents at the Spirit of Faith Community Health Fair.

Research & Publications

Complete Loss of Iron Regulatory Proteins 1 and 2 Prevents Viability of Murine Zygotes Beyond the Blastocyst Stage of embryonic Development

(2006) Blood Cells, Molecules, and Diseases

Electron Tomography of Degenerating Neurons in Mice with Abnormal Regulation of Iron Metabolism

(2005) Journal Structural Biology

MRI Detection of Ferritin Iron Overload and Associated Neuronal Pathology in Iron Regulatory Protein 2 Knockout Mice

(2003) Brain Research

Multi-Institutional High Fidelity Simulation Bootcamp Orientation and Training Program for Pediatric Critical Care PCC fellows

(2006) Critical Care Medicine

Partners in Respiratory Care Conference

(2008) Pediatric in Septic Shock

Severity of Neurodegeneration Correlates with Compromise of Post-transcriptional Iron Metabolism Regulation in Genetically Engineered Mouse Models

(2004) Annals of the New York Academy Science

Targeted Deletion of the Gene encoding Iron regulatory Protein 2 Causes Misregulation of Iron Metabolism and Neurogenerative Disease in Mice

(2001) Nature Genetics