Seattle Pediatrician Named President of State Medical Association

 
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Seattle Pediatrician Named President of State Medical Association


Seattle, Wash. – Donna Smith, MD was elected president of the Washington State Medical Association at the association’s annual meeting in Seattle, Sunday, Oct. 15. The WSMA represents physicians, physician assistants, resident physicians and medical students and throughout Washington state.

Dr. Smith, who lives in Seattle, is a pediatrician and serves as the executive medical director of Virginia Mason Clinics.

Dr. Smith received her medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland. She completed her internship and residency at Seattle Children's Hospital and Medical Center before launching into private practice. She joined Virginia Mason in 1995.

Dr. Smith has served in various leadership roles at Virginia Mason, including medical director of Virginia Mason Hospital, chief of pediatrics, and medical director of the emergency department. She joined WSMA’s executive committee in 2012 after serving several years on its board.

The following physicians were also elected as officers at the association’s annual meeting: Tom Schaaf, MD, Spokane family physician, president-elect; Bill Hirota, MD, Tacoma gastroenterologist, 1st vice president; Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, Tacoma emergency physician, 2nd vice president; Mika Sinanan, MD, Seattle surgeon, secretary-treasurer; Katina Rue, DO, Yakima osteopathic physician, assistant secretary-treasurer. The seventh officer of WSMA’s executive committee is past-president Shane Macaulay, MD, Bellevue radiologist, who will serve as committee chair.

Click here to download a high-resolution photo of Dr. Donna Smith. 

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Published 10/16/2017