Samantha Smith, M.D.

University of Virginia Anesthesiology resident, Samantha Smith, MD

Samantha Smith, M.D., University of Virginia

Hometown: Clintwood, VA

Undergraduate School: The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Medical School: University of Virginia

Hobbies/Outside Interests: I love yoga, reading, & journaling. Guilty pleasure – watching all things in The Bachelor franchise

Favorite things about/to do/to eat in Charlottesville: Exploring Charlottesville wineries and coffee shops

Why did you choose UVA? I was at UVA for medical school and experienced how wonderful this department is first-hand! The residents were collegial and incredibly nice. They worked hard but had fun and were happy. I had developed strong mentorships with faculty in the department (shout-out to Dr. Forkin, Dr. Huffmyer, Dr. Shilling, and Dr. Dunn!) and I wanted to continue learning from them. On the interview trail, I found myself comparing every program to UVA – “this is great, but it isn’t UVA!” – and ultimately, I knew this was the place I wanted to train for four more years!

Anesthesiology Interests: Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology

Favorite Rotation: Anything peds/peds hearts, of course!