Kendall Smith, MD, PhD

Before joining the anesthesiology and critical care faculty at WashU, Kendall received her her BA, MD, and PhD from the University of Kansas and completed residency and critical care fellowship training at Duke University. She currently spends her clinical time as an intensivist and as a member of the WashU trauma anesthesiology team.

Kendall is passionate about clinical education and research. She is Assistant Program Director for Residency Affairs and Associate Program Director for the Anesthesiology Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. Her research focuses on circadian rhythms in perioperative medicine and their role in clinical outcomes such as delirium.

Outside of work, Kendall is a big fan of the Central West End where she is a new homeowner. She enjoys gardening, DIY home-improvement projects, and spending time with her partner in crime, Steven, and their very large Bergamasco Shepherd named Massimo!