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Dr. Kathleen J. Smith

Kathleen J. Smith, M.D. | Decatur, GA

Kathleen J. Smith, M.D.

About Dr. Kathleen J. Smith

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta is American Board of Dermatology board-certified in three disciplines: dermatopathology, dermatological immunology, and diagnostic and laboratory immunology. Dr. Smith earned her medical degree (M.D.) from the Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, followed by her completion of a three-year residency in dermatology at the prestigious Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Her credentials also encompass completion of two subsequent one-year fellowships: at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C. in the field of dermatopathology; and in immunodermatology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD.

Dr. Smith’s highly distinguished career includes over 20 years of active military service as a U.S. Army physician, followed by nearly 10 years of service as a dermatopathologist in private practice. In addition, Dr. Smith is also a specialist in the area of direct immunofluorescence.

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith’s Medical Career

Dr. Smith’s noted medical career includes distinguished service in a variety of capacities within both the public and private sectors. She began her profession in the active military sector as Chief of Dermatology/Chief of Medicine, with positions both overseas in Germany and Fort Lee, Virginia. She then broadened her experience in a number of prestigious appointments in the Metro D.C. area including: the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology; the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; the Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Naval Center; and the Medical Research Institute for Chemical Defense.

Furthering her professional career, Dr. Smith expanded her vocational experience in the capacity of professor at: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD; Department of Dermatology/Department of Pathology, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine; Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA; and Co-director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith’s most recent employment opportunities in the Atlanta metro area have drawn from her fields of expertise in the capacity of Dermatopathologist at Quest Diagnostics and Dermpath Diagnostics.

Dr. Smith’s outstanding record of achievement throughout her expansive career clearly validates Dr. Smith’s reputation as an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of human skin disease.


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