Miakka Smith, M.D.

Miakka Smith, M.D.

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Management
  • Obstetric anesthesiology
  • Quality performance improvement

Biography

Miakka Smith, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in obstetric anesthesiology, focusing on quality performance improvement and peripartum morbidity and mortality [MA1] in African American women.

Dr. Smith earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She completed a residency in anesthesiology at UT Southwestern, where she also received advanced training through a fellowship in obstetric anesthesiology.

Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020.

Dr. Smith is the Quality Improvement Director of Obstetric Anesthesiology at UT Southwestern. She is a member of several UT Southwestern committees, including the Faculty Collaborative on Racial Equality and Diversity, the Obstetrics Anesthesia Complex Case Group, and the Anesthesiology Performance Improvement Committee.

She is a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and several other professional organizations.

Dr. Smith has delivered numerous lectures and presentations and published several academic articles.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2019), Obstetric Anesthesiology
  • Medical School - UT Medical Branch at Galveston (2011-2015)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015-2019), Anesthesiology
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Dallas County Medical Society
  • Evelyn E. Henley Anesthesia Society
  • CV Roman Medical Society
  • Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
Honors & Awards
  • Doctor of Medicine with Honors 2015, UT Medical Brach at Galveston
  • Magna Cum Laude 2011, University of North Texas
  • Phi Beta Kappa 2011, University of North Texas
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Obstetric anesthesiology
  • Quality performance improvement
  • Peripartum morbidity and mortality in African American women

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