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Peter J. Smith

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPediatrics-Developmental
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    Dr. Smith is a clinician, educator, advocate, and researcher. His areas of expertise include intellectual disability (including Down syndrome), autism, children with medical complexity, health care systems change, and ethics.


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    University of Notre Dame, IndianaBA05/1990Pre-professional & Theology
    University of Edinburgh, Scotland06/1991Theology
    Duke University, North CarolinaMD06/1995Medical School
    St. Louis Children's Hospital, Missouri06/1998Pediatrics
    Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard, Massachusetts06/2000Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
    Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard, Massachusetts06/2002Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
    Boston College, MassachusettsMA06/2002Theology-Ethics
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    1990Cavanaugh Award (Outstanding Undergraduate in the Department of Theology), University of Notre Dame
    1990 - 1991Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar, Rotary Foundation
    1999Von Meyer Fellowship Award, Harvard Medical School
    2000 - 2001NIMH Award Program in MH/DD, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital
    2000 - 2002Dyson Advocacy Fellowship, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital
    2001 - 2002Chief Fellow, Division of General Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children’s Hospital
    2002Mel Levine Award for the Outstanding Fellow, Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital
    2002Distinguished Service Award, The ARC of Eastern Middlesex, Reading, MA
    2002Elected Fellow, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    2016Outstanding Teacher Award, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

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    T73 MC11047     (Kruti Acharya, MD)Sep 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2021
    HRSA
    Illinois Leadership for Children with Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (IL LEND)
    Role Description: This goal of this training grant is to continue to foster an interdisciplinary workforce of leaders in the service of individuals with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including autism, and intellectual disabilities.
    Role: Ethic Consultant

         (Peter J. Smith, MD, MA)Sep 1, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018
    Coleman Foundation
    Training Program in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) for Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN’s) at Almost Home Kids
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to create a training program in DBP for APRN's.
    Role: Co-PI

         (Peter J. Smith, MD, MA)Nov 1, 2018 - Oct 31, 2021
    The Oberweiler Foundation
    Keith Veselik, M.D. Medical Education Program at Almost Home Kids
    Role Description: The goal of this project is to continue and expand the training program for medical students, residents, and fellows regarding the care of children with medical complexity.
    Role: Co-PI

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    1. Mattson G, Kuo DZ, AAP Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, AAP Council on Children with Disabilities. . Psychosocial Factors in Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs and Their Families. Pediatrics. 2019; 1(143):e20183171.
    2. Glassgow AE, Martin MA, Caskey R, Bansa M, Gerges M, Johnson M, Marko M, Perry-Bell K, Risser HJ, Smith PJ, Van Voorhees B. An innovative health-care delivery model for children with medical complexity. J Child Health Care. 2017 Sep; 21(3):263-272. PMID: 29119824.
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    3. Leeuwenburgh-Pronk WG, Smith PJ, van Vught AJ, Lantos JD, Tibboel D, de Hoog M, Buysse C. A baby with meningococcemia and septic shock. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 130(1):134-8. PMID: 22689868.
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    4. Smith PJ, Mathews KS, Hehir T, Palfrey JS. . Educating Children With Disabilities: How Pediatricians Can Help. Contemporary Pediatrics 9:102-27. 2002; (9):102-27.
    5. Smith PJ, Crocker AC. Impact. Training Health Care Providers: Two Doctors Reflect on Values and Priorities. 2000; (13):6-7.
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