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Pamela S.W. Smith, MD

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Medical Director, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic

Pamela S.W. Smith, MD

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Medical Director, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic

Specialty

Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Bone Disorders

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Locations

Phoenix Children's Hospital - Thomas Campus

1920 E. Cambridge Ave.
Rosenberg Plaza

Phoenix, AZ 85006
United States

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Phoenix Children's Specialty Care

3370 S. Mercy Rd.
Building 2

Gilbert, AZ 85297
United States

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About Pamela S.W. Smith, MD

Pamela Smith, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist and medical director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic at Phoenix Children's, which is the only one of its kind in the Southwest. She is proud of the program's state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach and loves caring for the patients it serves. Dr. Smith joined the division of endocrinology at Phoenix Children's to develop multi-disciplinary metabolic bone and skeletal dysplasia clinics.

Dr. Smith is highly skilled in the treatment and research of a variety of conditions including rare and inherited bone disorders, muscular dystrophy, childhood osteoporosis, growth disorders, pituitary problems and puberty.

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Pamela Smith, MD, is a pediatric endocrinologist and medical director of the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic at Phoenix Children's, which is the only one of its kind in the Southwest. She is proud of the program's state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary approach and loves caring for the patients it serves. Dr. Smith joined the division of endocrinology at Phoenix Children's to develop multi-disciplinary metabolic bone and skeletal dysplasia clinics.

Dr. Smith is highly skilled in the treatment and research of a variety of conditions including rare and inherited bone disorders, muscular dystrophy, childhood osteoporosis, growth disorders, pituitary problems and puberty.

Dr. Smith earned her medical degree from Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She completed her pediatric residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia then completed fellowship training in pediatric endocrinology at Washington University in St. Louis. During her fellowship, Dr. Smith received focused training and research experience at the Center for Metabolic Bone Disease & Molecular Research at Shriners Hospital in St. Louis.

Dr. Smith is board-certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric endocrinology. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, the Pediatric Endocrine Society, the American Society for Bone & Mineral Research, the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation and the Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network with the NIH. Dr. Smith frequently presents at regional and national conferences hosted by the American Society for Bone & Mineral Research, the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation and Soft Bones. She also works as a clinical assistant professor for the Department of Child Health at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.

Dr. Smith has a deep personal connection with rare bone disorders, especially osteogenesis imperfecta. As a child, she needed many orthopedic surgeries and she was exposed to medical care settings early in life. Her love for medicine grew with time, and she hoped to provide similar care to others. Having been a patient herself, she easily connects with children and families facing complex health challenges. To Dr. Smith, patient care is not only a science but an art. She believes that caring for patients and their families is a gift that should be approached with trust, humility and compassion. A cornerstone of her practice is joint decision-making with families, based on the most current science, research and standards of care.

When not treating patients, Dr. Smith spends time with her husband and their two daughters. She enjoys reading, watching movies, singing and traveling. She also enjoys attending sporting events and concerts.

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+Education & Training

Board Certification

Pediatrics; Subspecialty-Pediatric Endocrinology; American Board of Pediatrics

Medical School / Education

Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

Residency

(Pediatrics) Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Fellowship

(Clinical Research) Shriners Hospital for Children, St. Louis, MO; (Pediatric Endocrinology) Washington University in St. Louis, MO

+Academic and Professional Affiliations

Academic Affiliations

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child Health, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Professional Affiliations

Member, Endocrine Society

Member, Pediatric Endocrine Society

Member, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation

Member, American Society for Bone & Mineral Research

Member, Brittle Bone Disorders Consortium of the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network with the NIH

+Research & Publications

Publications

Smith P, Gottesman G, Zhang F, Cook F, Ramirez B, Wenkert D, Wollberg V, Huskey M, Mumm S, & Whyte M. X-linked hypophosphatemia: Uniquely mild disease associated with PHEX 3'-UTR mutation c.*231A>G (A retrospective case-control study). Journal Bone Mineral Research, 35: 920-931.

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