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Stephanie Smith, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Board Certifications:
Board Certified in General Pediatrics.
Board Certified in Pediatric Infectious Disease.
Areas of Clinical Interest:
Antimicrobial stewardship, infections in immune-compromised patients, osteoarticular infections, resistant bacteria, hepatitis C

Undergraduate: The College of William and Mary (2011)
Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine (2015)
Residency: Inova Children’s Hospital (2018)
Fellowship: Nationwide Children’s Hospital (2021)

Clinic Locations: Fairfax

Keystone Publications:

Nucleic Acid Testing for Diagnosis of Perinatally-Acquired Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Early Infancy (

T-Cell Immunity against the Hepatitis C Virus: A Persistent Research Priority in an Era of Highly Effective Therapy (

Where did you grow up?
Essex, Vermont
Why did you become a doctor and why did you choose your specialty?
I decided that I was going to follow in my aunt’s footsteps and be a pediatrician when I was about 8 since I knew I wanted to help people and I have always loved kids. During medical school, I found that I love infectious diseases-I like the puzzle of figuring out what is causing their illness and getting to help make them feel better.
How long have you practiced in the Washington, DC area and what do you like most about it?
I did my residency here at Inova and am now back as an attending – so 3 years if you count residency. I love being close to the city but not right in it, plus my husband is from this area so it is great to be near family.
What do you most enjoy doing outside of your clinical practice, when you’re not working?
I love spending time with my family, running, hiking, staying active, and also really enjoy music.