Kelly D. Smith M.D., Ph.D.

Kelly D. Smith M.D., Ph.D.
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  • Cardiology
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Nephrology (Kidney Care)
  • Pathology


Kelly D. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., is board-certified in anatomic pathology. Dr. Smith participates in renal pathology, cardiovascular pathology and autopsy services. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine has recognized him as a "Top Doctor."

Dr. Smith earned his medical degree and doctorate at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He completed his anatomic pathology residency, surgical pathology fellowship and renal pathology fellowship at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Smith conducts research focused on how the innate immune system regulates inflammation and immune responses. Other research interests include the microbiome, infectious diseases and inflammatory disorders. His clinical interests include molecular diagnosis of kidney and cardiovascular diseases.

Dr. Smith is a UW associate professor of pathology. He is a member of several organizations, including the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the Renal Pathology Society and the American Society of Nephrologists.


Institution Credential Year
Univ. of Iowa Medical education 1996
UW - Dept. of Pathology Residency
UW - Immunology Fellowship Program Fellowship
UW - Renal Pathology Fellowship Fellowship
Degree Institution Year
MD Univ. of Iowa 1996

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology 2000