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Marcela C. Smid
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Marcela C. Smid, MD, MS, MA

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Czech

Clinical Locations

South Jordan Health Center

South Jordan
801-213-4500

University of Utah Hospital

University Maternal Fetal Medicine, Area E
Salt Lake City
801-213-2995
  • Marcela Smid MD, MA, MS is a board certified Maternal Fetal Medicine and Addiction Medicine physician and Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. She is the medical director of the Substance Use & Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence (SUPeRAD) specialty prenatal clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic for pregnant and postpartum individuals with substance use disorder. She has been a member of the Utah Perinatal Mortality Committee since 2016. Her research focus is on perinatal addiction, interventions for pregnant and postpartum individuals with substance use disorders, maternal mortality and maternal mental health. She is also interested in pregnancy after bariatric surgery and her previous research was focus on improving care for individuals with obesity.

    Board Certification

    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Maternal-Fetal Medicine)
    American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)

    Patient Rating

    4.9 /5
    ( out of 32 reviews )

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    Patient Comments

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    Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

    July 14, 2023
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Dr.Marcela is amazing, knowledgeable, kind, patient and understanding. I feel comfortable with her. She listened and gave me answers. I felt much better after seeing her.

    April 23, 2023
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    Loved her transparency and honesty. Felt like she was the first doctor wed talked to who understood my complicated pregnancy issues and offered practical solutions without being flustered at all. I would highly recommend her!

    April 14, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    Dr. Marcela was very friendly and made us feel comfortable. She answered our questions and explained what we needed to do.

    April 13, 2023
    UH HOSPITALS AND CLINICS

    She is amazing! totally down to earth and she hears what you are saying. Makes it very comfortable to talk about anything!!

    April 04, 2023
    EXTERNAL SITE

    She is truly the nicest most caring doctor I have met! She listened to all my concerns and explained everything I needed to know in great detail! She truly cared about my well being and my future!

    February 18, 2023
    EXTERNAL SITE

    Wonderful heartfelt provider, truly cares about her patients and listens closely to their needs, and acts urgently of needed 10/10 Recommend

    December 18, 2022
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    Me encanta km te explica y pone mucha atencin a lo q le dices es una excelente persona

    December 17, 2022
    EXTERNAL SITE

    She is awesome and I don't/ won't go to anyone else for my pregnancies

    December 12, 2022
    SOUTH JORDAN HEALTH CENTER

    I could not have asked for a better Doctor to take care of me during my pregnancy. I am truly thankful.

  • Marcela Smid MD, MA, MS is a board certified Maternal Fetal Medicine and Addiction Medicine physician and Assistant Professor at the University of Utah. She is the medical director of the Substance Use & Pregnancy – Recovery, Addiction, Dependence (SUPeRAD) specialty prenatal clinic, a multi-disciplinary clinic for pregnant and postpartum individuals with substance use disorder. She has been a member of the Utah Perinatal Mortality Committee since 2016. Her research focus is on perinatal addiction, interventions for pregnant and postpartum individuals with substance use disorders, maternal mortality and maternal mental health. She is also interested in pregnancy after bariatric surgery and her previous research was focus on improving care for individuals with obesity.

    Board Certification and Academic Information

    Academic Departments Obstetrics & Gynecology -Primary
    Psychiatry -Adjunct
    Academic Divisions Adult Psychiatry
    Maternal Fetal Medicine
    Board Certification
    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology (Sub: Maternal-Fetal Medicine)
    American Board of Preventive Medicine (Addiction Medicine)

    Education history

    Fellowship Maternal Fetal Medicine - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Fellow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of Chicago Medical Center Academic Chief Resident
    Internship Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of Chicago Medical Center Intern
    Obstetrics and Gynecology - University of Chicago Medical Center Resident
    Graduate Training Health and Medical Sciences - University of California, Berkeley M.S.
    Joint Medical Program - University of California, San Francisco/University of California, Berkeley M.D.
    Graduate Training Medical Anthropology, Concentration: International Health - Case Western Reserve University M.A.
    Major: Medical Anthropology; Minors: Chemistry, Art History - Case Western Reserve University B.A.

    Selected Publications

    Journal Article

    1. Charron E, Baylis JD, Archer S, Garets M, Bryan MA, Foringer J, Kelley AT, Smid MC, Cochran G (2022). Attitudes, Self-Efficacy, and Practices Related to Opioid Risk Assessment and Mitigation: A Comparison of Health Care Professionals in Rural Communities. Subst Abus. (In Press). J Subst Abuse.
    2. Smid MC, Terplan M (In Press). What Obstetrician-Gynecologists Should Know About Substance Use Disorders in the Perinatal Period. Obstet Gynecol. 2022 Feb 1;139(2):317-337. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004657. PMID: 34991147. Obstet Gynecol. (Read full article)
    3. Kelley AT, Smid MC, Baylis JD, Charron E, Begaye LJ, Binns-Calvey A, Archer S, Weiner S, Pettey W, Cochran G (In Press). Treatment access for opioid use disorder in pregnancy among rural and American Indian communities. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 May;136:108685. doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108685. Epub 2021 Dec 13. PMID: 34953636. J Subst Abuse Treat, 136, 108685. (Read full article)
    4. Debbink MP, Metz TD, Nelson RE, Janes SE, Kroes A, Begaye LJ, Heuser CC, Smid MC, Silver RM, Varner MW, Einerson BD (2021). Directly Measured Costs of Severe Maternal Morbidity Events during Delivery Admission Compared with Uncomplicated Deliveries. American Journal of Perinatology. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1740237 PMID: 34856617. Am J Perinatol, 39(6), 567-576. (Read full article)
    5. Cleary EM, Smid MC, Bokat C, Costantine MM, Rood KM (2021). Indicated Opioids in Pregnancy: Guidance on Providing Comprehensive Care. American Journal of Perinatology. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1739427 PMID: 34768306. Am J Perinatol. (Read full article)
    6. Dude AM, Smid MC, Branch DW, West J, Meeks H, Yu Z, Fraser A, Smith K, Reddy D (2021). Interpregnancy Body Mass Index Change and Offspring Mortality Risk following the Second Pregnancy. American Journal of Perinatology. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1727230 PMID: 33878768 . Am J Perinatol, 40(4), 387-393. (Read full article)
    7. Reese SE, Riquino MR, Molloy J, Nguyen V, Smid MC, Tenort B, Gezinski LB (2020). Experiences of Nursing Professionals Working With Women Diagnosed With Opioid Use Disorder and Their Newborns: Burnout and the Need for Support. Advances in Neonatal Care, 21(1), 32–40. https://doi.org/10.1097/anc.0000000000000816 PMID: 33055519. Adv Neonatal Care, 21(1), 32-40. (Read full article)
    8. Cassimatis IR, Battarbee AN, Allshouse AA, Badreldin N, Vranes CM, Oler AM, Smid MC (2020). Neonatal outcomes associated with late preterm betamethasone administration in women with pregestational diabetes. Pediatrics & Neonatology, 61(6), 645–646. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedneo.2020.07.002 PMID: 32763054. Pediatr Neonatol, 61(6), 645-646. (Read full article)
    9. DAlton ME, Rood KM, Smid MC, Simhan HN, Skupski DW, Subramaniam A, Gibson KS, Rosen T, Clark SM, Dudley D, Iqbal SN, Paglia MJ, Duzyj CM, Chien EK, Gibbins KJ, Wine KD, Bentum NAA, Kominiarek MA, Tuuli MG, Goffman D (2020). Intrauterine Vacuum-Induced Hemorrhage-Control Device for Rapid Treatment of Postpartum Hemorrhage. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 136(5), 882–891. https://doi.org/10.1097/aog.0000000000004138 PMID: 32909970 . Obstet Gynecol, 136(5), 882-891. (Read full article)
    10. Smid MC, Schauberger CW, Terplan M, Wright TE (2020). Early lessons from maternal mortality review committees on drug-related deaths-time for obstetrical providers to take the lead in addressing addiction. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM, 2(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajogmf.2020.100177 PMID: 33345905. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM, 2(4), 100177. (Read full article)
    11. Metz TD, Allshouse AA, Pinar H, Varner M, Smid MC, Hogue C, Dudley DJ, Bukowski R, Saade GR, Goldenberg RL, Reddy U, Silver RM (2020). Maternal Marijuana Exposure, Feto-Placental Weight Ratio, and Placental Histology. American Journal of Perinatology. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1717092 PMID: 32971561 . Am J Perinatol. (Read full article)
    12. Cochran G, Smid MC, Krans EE, Bryan MA, Gordon AJ, Lundahl B, Silipigni J, Haaland B, Tarter R (2019). A pilot multisite study of patient navigation for pregnant women with opioid use disorder. Contemp Clin Trials. 87:105888. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2019.105888. Epub 2019 Nov 12. PMID:31731006. Contemp Clin Trials, 87, 105888. (Read full article)
    13. Smid MC (2019). Marijuana use among young pregnant women: more common and more harmful than we think. BJOG: an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology, 126(12), 1498. https://doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.15919 PMID: 31454457. BJOG, 126(12), 1498. (Read full article)
    14. Smid MC, Stone NM, Baksh L, Debbink MP, Einerson BD, Varner MW, Gordon AJ, Clark EAS (2020). Pregnancy-Associated Death in Utah: Contribution of Drug-Induced Deaths. Obstetrics and gynecology, 133(6), 1131–1140. https://doi.org/10.1097/AOG.0000000000003279 PMID: 31135726    . Obstet Gynecol, 133(6), 1131-1140. (Read full article)
    15. Dotters-Katz SK, Smid MC, Tinkham S, Chuang A (2019). Impact of Preclinical Labor and Delivery Shadowing on Student Perceptions of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Specialty and Possible Career: A Prospective Cohort. AJP Reports. DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1695747. AJP Rep, 9(4), e361-e365.

    Editorial

    1. Smid MC, Saitz R (2021). Postpartum Treatment of Individuals With Opioid Use Disorder: Maternal Risk and Need for Evidence Do Not End When Pregnancy Ends. J Addict Med, 15(4), 267-268. (Read full article)

    Other

    1. Scharfstein DO, Nabi R, Kennedy EH, Huang M, Bonvini M, Smid MC (2021). Semiparametric Sensitivity Analysis: Unmeasured Confounding In Observational Studies.