Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

115 Patient Ratings
47 Patient Comments

Elizabeth R. Smith, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

115 Patient Ratings
47 Patient Comments



  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Clinical Details

Schedule An Appointment 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 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

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.

November 07, 2014

we appreciate Dr. Smith's time and attention.

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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