Patient Rating:

5.0 out of 5

116 Patient Ratings
97 Patient Comments

Elizabeth R. Smith, M.D.

Patient Rating:

5.0 out of 5

116 Patient Ratings
97 Patient Comments



  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2205
University Hospital
Pediatrics, Clinic 6
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132




Elizabeth Smith, MD completed her medical school training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She recently returned to University of Utah School of Medicine, where she completed her pediatrics residency, after spending several years working for the University Community Clinics in Stansbury Park, UT. She is now part of the Division of General Pediatrics. Dr. Smith will see patients at the University Pediatric Clinic (Clinic 6) at the University Hospital.

Her clinical interests include well child care, adolescent health care, educating families and maximizing mental health care in the primary care setting. She has assisted with the transition of the Division of General Pediatrics to the EpicCare electronic medical record.

Her academic interests are primarily in medical student and resident education, and will be working with members of the Pediatric Division of Inpatient Medicine to reform the third year medical student curriculum

Dr. Smith’s outside hobbies include running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and 2 dogs. Dr. Smith speaks some medical Spanish and some French.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Pediatrics
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 25, 2017

Dr. Smith is just the best ever! She is so great with our child and with us as parents. She has never made us feel stupid for the questions we ask, she very clearly explains things to us and is very patient. She is very friendly and we have the utmost confidence in the care she gives our child.

January 10, 2017

I trust Dr. Smith completely.

December 28, 2016

Dr. Smith is the best!

December 21, 2016

Dr. Smith is great with all my kids. she always takes time and is never in a hurry. she talked right to my daughter and was great at explaining everything. we are so happy with the care Dr. Smith has given to us.

November 17, 2016

Dr. smith and Marlee are our favorites! They are the best and most caring team!

November 16, 2016

Dr. Elizabeth is wonderful! We feel so lucky to have her as our children's pediatrician!

October 24, 2016

Dr. Smith has been so wonderful to work with! She is a great teacher! She is great about telling me what to watch for and expect in my baby until his next appt. We are so lucky to have her!

September 24, 2016

we love Dr. Smith! She is always kind and caring. she is great with my girls and always asks if we have any specific questions.

August 15, 2016

We love Dr. Smith! She is professional and down-to-earth. I can't believe she actually remembers us after seeing all the pts that she does!

July 31, 2016

I felt like I was being interrogated over my two year old son's speech. She looked at his evaluation I filled out and said his score was 11 but he needed an 11 to pass. She treated me said this still wasn't good, he may likely be a delayed child and it was my fault. I know my son isn't delayed and I tried to explain to her my son's current communicative behavior. She also seemed confused and unsatisfied by my answers as they weren't in a way she would explain things. It Became very insulting to me.

July 05, 2016

We love Dr. Smith! We drive from Tooele just to see her.

June 05, 2016

Dr. Elizabeth Smith should right the book on how to be the best pediatrician for fellow pediatricians. She is so smart and concerned with each patient in a way that is above the care of any doctor you could ever visit.

May 20, 2016

we could not love dr smith any more! we trust her immensely and appreciate how she works with us, as a team. can't say enough good things about her!

May 15, 2016

So Appreciate

April 05, 2016

Dr Smith is great. she is nice and informative. She always makes my kids feel comfortable and welcome. we enjoy seeing her.

April 01, 2016

Dr. Smith is wonderful. I could tell it was a busy day, but she made sure I had no questions or concerns before leaving. She is very responsive and treats me and my daughter with such great care.

March 27, 2016

We love Dr. Smith! She definitely shows that she cares about Eleanor not only at her appointments, but by sending and answering messages in MyChart.

March 17, 2016

Dr. Smith takes care of both of my children. I have the utmost confidence in her decision making and abilities. She is very thorough and very good with my children. I feel fortunate to have her as our pediatrician.

March 15, 2016

Excellent and compassionate care!

February 19, 2016

We could not love Dr. Smith more. She's a fantastic Doctor.

February 04, 2016

Dr. Smith is the greatest. I would follow her anywhere she went, should she ever leave. She has exceeded all of our expectations and consistently gives us incredible care when we see her.

January 11, 2016

Dr. Smith is simply the best. She is very knowledgeable and is great with our children.

December 13, 2015

We love coming to see Dr. Smith! She always listens to our concerns and validates our feelings. She is willing to do something about our daughter's symptoms and puts us at ease. She is easy to talk to and goes above and beyond to make sure our needs are met. We are so relieved when we can get into see her!

November 18, 2015

Can't begin to explain how much we love Dr. Smith. She is thorough, patient, generous with her time, always has great ideas/tips.

November 13, 2015

Dr Smith is wonderful. We recommend her to all our friends with kids.

November 09, 2015

We couldn't ask for a better doctor than Dr. Smith. She is always so kind and good with my kiddos. She makes us feel like we are her only patients and her top priority. I have been beyond pleased with her as our family pediatrician.

October 29, 2015

Dr. Smith is an outstanding physician.

October 19, 2015

Dr. Smith is great-takes the time to know my son individually and teach us as a family.

October 16, 2015

We love Dr. Smith. her advice is always spot on and I never feel rushed with my questions. She is great with our kids too. highly recommend her.

October 06, 2015

Both the doctor and the medical student were wonderful.

September 14, 2015

We chose Dr. Smith after Dr. Norlin retired and we love her!

September 13, 2015

I came in late to the appointment- my husband was there for the entire visit- and Dr. Smith took the time to show me growth charts and review pertinent issues with me despite having to repeat herself. She is wonderful and we have loved having her as our provider

August 12, 2015

Dr. Smith is absoluetly increadible with my son. I also really appreciate the time and consideration she takes in providing education to us as the parents. She truly understands that when you are in the office with a toddler you only hear about 25% of what is said. She makes excellent notes and clearly cares about your childs care and your ability as a parent to provide it. I am so grateful she is my son's physician.

August 09, 2015

This was our first time seeing Dr. Smith and she was fabulous! Now that Dr. Norlin is retiring, we will definitely be switching our care to her.

August 02, 2015

Dr. Smith is truly exceptional. She is smart, knowledgeable, personable and great with kids (and their parents).

August 01, 2015

I feel so lucky to have Dr. Smith as our pediatrician. She is wonderful!

July 18, 2015

dr smith is by far the greatest pediatrician we have ever seen. she always provides outstanding service.

July 18, 2015

Dr. Smith is an excellent provider. She always has a genuine care for our care and opinion. She is very thorough and spends as much time with us as we want or need.

July 17, 2015

We love Dr. Smith; she is a great and personable doctor. She is kind to our infant daughter, in addition to being very knowledgeable and patient. We never feel rushed with her and she answers the many, many questions we ask her without judgement.

July 17, 2015

I have the utmost trust in Dr. Smith. She is absolutely concerned not only in our care, but in our understanding and involvement. She is extremely knowledgeable and willing to share her time with us until we feel comfortable with the treatment plans.

July 13, 2015

I love that Dr. Smith takes the time to answer all of my questions.

July 13, 2015

Dr. Smith is awesome

July 10, 2015

Dr. Smith is an absolutely AMAZING! She takes time to actively listen, shows incredible compassion and connects to my child and makes me feel calm and confident, which is hard to do when youre a stressed mother. She always has time to educate and I really appreciate how she writes down a summary of each visit. I would recommend her to every one!

June 18, 2015

We love Dr Smith. Given how demanding her schedule is, she always give her attention to us fully, takes her time to answer questions and concerns, and is very supportive of my parenting style. Worth the difficult time making appointments to see this above-and-beyond pediatrician.

June 04, 2015

She always listens.. Hears me

May 08, 2015

We love Dr. Smith. She is kind and very knowledgable. I also appreciate that she remembers the health history of my 6 month old daughter without always having to look at the computer for her notes. I am confident in her ability to care for my infant child.

May 04, 2015

My son has been seeing Dr. Smith since he was born (almost 10 years)! He feels very comfortable with her and she explains things in a way he can understand.

April 24, 2015

She was very informative and we felt listened to. She handled the medical student during our visit very well. Excellent doctor and teacher it seems.

March 18, 2015

I couldn't love Dr. Smith any more without it getting weird. She has been amazing and has always exceeded my expectations. We could not be more satisfied with the care she provides.

February 28, 2015

Dr. Smith is an amazing doc, she explains everything very clearly with tact

January 20, 2015

Dr. Smith is amazing!

January 08, 2015

Dr. Smith is the best!

November 17, 2014

Dr. Smith is awesome. She is by far one of the best Physicians because she truly listens and offers great advice.

November 07, 2014

we appreciate Dr. Smith's time and attention.

November 07, 2014

I wish they had all of my daughter's vaccine information in the system and organized. It made the pediatrician look like she didn't know what she was doing. She had to leave and fix the problem in the system before she could tell me whether or not my kid needed another vaccine. You know I'm coming in because I have an appointment. Make sure my stuff is in order in your computers. We are redoing a series of vaccines and it would be good to know when the next one needs to be given. And they still haven't entered the flu vaccine from last year into the system.

October 26, 2014

Always received the best services

October 25, 2014

As his aunt I was mostly concerned with whether his mother would like Dr. Smith or not. She's explained to me how she's had many negative experiences with pediatricians in the past treating her like an unfit mother just because of her young age. She expressed nothing but praise for Dr. Smith and really felt like all her questions were answered and never looked down upon.

October 21, 2014

Dr. Smith focuses on the child FIRST and engages my daughter with a positive distraction technique as to lessen the stress of being there

October 03, 2014

Very thorough and informative. Kind and patient with my baby

September 19, 2014

Love Dr. Smith. She is our favorite

September 05, 2014

We love Dr. Smith, but I do NOT like how the clinic is run.

August 09, 2014

We love Dr. Smith as our pediatrician! She's easy to talk to and very helpful when discussing "next steps" for my baby at each appointment. As a first-time mom, I appreciate all her help and insight over the past year.

August 08, 2014

Dr. Smith is amazing. She always writes down any instructions so that we have something written to take home with us.

June 16, 2014

Dr. Smith is AMAZING!

June 04, 2014

Dr. Smith is an excellent pediatrician.

May 31, 2014

I live Dr. Smith. She's very attentive and tailors her care to patient's personally history

May 26, 2014

We love Dr. Smith!

May 24, 2014

Dr. Smith is compassionate, educated and understanding!

May 06, 2014

Our experiences have been much better when our appts are at the beginning of the day compared to the late afternoons. We get more time with the. and provider seems more interested.

April 15, 2014

Dr. Smith is a great doctor.

April 01, 2014

Very warm and friendly and understands parents. She is wiling to help and makes extra effort to make both parents and children happy and comfortable.

March 31, 2014

We love Dr. Smith! We drive 45 minutes just to see her. It's worth the drive.

March 31, 2014

Dr Smith is always kind and spends as much time as needed to answer all of my questions and never makes me feel like I am being rushed

March 26, 2014


March 13, 2014

We have really enjoyed working with Dr. Smith. She never appears to be in a hurry to move on to her next patient. She always stays until all of our questions are answered. She calms a lot of our "new parent fears" and helps us understand things in our terms. We trust and really like Dr. Smith and have recommended her to friends and family.

March 04, 2014

Dr. Smith always makes me feel better and well educated with any concern I present.

February 07, 2014

I take my kids to Dr. Smith, even though she moved farther from our home, especially when I want the best advice/exam/experience. She never disappoints. She is our favorite doctor of all time!

October 15, 2013

I feel that Dr. Smith is thorough in her physical exams and history taking and she seems unlikely to miss a developing problem. She answers my questions with patience. I would recommend her.

October 12, 2013

I feel that my daughter's health is in great hands by coming to this clinic.

August 26, 2013

I really like the way Dr.Smith explains everything and that even when I don't gave a question age mentions things that may become a question or concern. plus she is very down to earth and easy to talk to.

June 26, 2013

The physician was wonderful.

June 03, 2013

I really appreciate Elizabeth Smith and the time that she spends with us during the appointment. She shows concern for my son and is accessible outside of clinic hours through email. I also enjoyed the medical student. He was thorough and showed concern as well.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Smith is an incredible physician. She has made the visits easy on not only myself, but also my baby girl. Thank you Dr. Smith!

April 08, 2013

Dr. Smith is a great physician. I wish she had a clinic in South Jordan (would be much more convenient for us), but until that happens, we'll continue coming to the U because we really like trust her.

March 04, 2013

Dr. Smith is amazing, she spent time with us to answer all questions and give education

February 13, 2013

We are huge Dr. Smith fans.

February 11, 2013

Dr Elizabeth Smith is an excellent Doctor, she goes above and beyond. My daughter and i think she is wonderful.

February 05, 2013

We love dr. Smith!

January 24, 2013

Dr. Elizabeth Smith is amazing! She is very knowledgeable, kind, and has an excellent bedside manner. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to other parents.

November 19, 2012

Dr. Smith was covering for our normal physician as he was out of the country.

October 26, 2012

Dr. Smith is the best pediatrician!

October 16, 2012

Love how she knows the research and is up to date on current practice! Very patient friendly!

August 06, 2012

Dr. Smith is great. I wish she held clinic at the SJHC -- closer to home. I will continue coming to the University as long as I am able to because I DO trust her.

July 10, 2012

Thank you for not breathing down our necks about immunizations! We just want to wait, and with how much the vaccine companies pay to promote vaccines, it's refreshing to have a doctor who respects our right to say no.

July 02, 2012

Very warm personality

March 10, 2012

Very polite and patient

January 14, 2012


Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Pediatrics - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions General Pediatrics
Board Certification American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7877 Williams Building
General Pediatrics
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Smith’s commitment to education started during her residency, which she completed at the University of Utah Affiliated Clinics in 2004. She stayed on as a chief resident for the academic year of 2004-2005. During that year, she was responsible for three times weekly morning report conferences and monthly Morbidity and Mortality conferences with the other chief resident.

Dr. Smith then spent 6 years (2005-2011) in a university-based outpatient clinic where she was the only pediatrician. She served as a preceptor for family medicine residents, medical students and physician assistant students. She was also an ongoing community preceptor for pediatric residents at the University of Utah during their continuity clinic experience – precepting a total of four residents in five years.

In 2010, Dr. Smith returned to the University of Utah part-time as adjunct faculty in the University Pediatrics clinic where her main responsibility was teaching third-year medical students and interns. In 2011, she left the community practice to spend all of her time in the School of Medicine. With this move came the change from adjunct professor to assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics. She has started a private practice and spends the rest of her time precepting students in the same-day clinic and residents in their continuity clinic at University Pediatric Clinic (Clinic 6).

Her non-clinical responsibilities involve being a part of the Student Educational Enterprise – a group responsible for changes in the third year medical student curriculum. Along with three members of the Division of Inpatient Medicine, she is responsible for the weekly medical student didactics.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical University of North Carolina
Undergraduate Emory University


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