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General cardiology, Kidney care (nephrology), Kidney transplant, Pathology


English, German


Kelly D. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., is a board-certified pathologist at UW Medicine and a UW associate professor of Pathology. Seattle Metropolitan Magazine has recognized him as a Seattle Top Doctor.

Dr. Smith participates in renal pathology, cardiovascular pathology and autopsy services. He strives to create active partnerships with the families of his patients.

Dr. Smith earned his medical degree and doctorate at the University of Iowa. 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.

Dr. Smith conducts research focused on how the 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.

Personal Interests

When not practicing medicine, Dr. Smith enjoys skiing, hiking, cooking and spending time with family.
UW Medical Center

Pathology at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 98195



Univ. of Iowa

Medical education, 1996

UW - Renal Pathology Fellowship

Fellowship, Renal Pathology

UW - Dept. of Pathology

Residency, Pathology

UW - Immunology Fellowship Program

Fellowship, Immunology


Board Certifications
  • Anatomic Pathology, 2000, American Board of Pathology