Panel Discussion

Representation in Leadership Matters: 360 Degree Reflections Among Women Mentor and Mentees


10:15 am - 11:15 am

Teresa Y. Smith, MD, MSEd, FACEP

Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Affiliations

Designated Institutional Official

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University

Dr. Teresa Yvonne Smith is an emergency physician who has dedicated her training to working in New York City’s urban communities. She is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education and Affiliations, overseeing approximately 1,000 house staff physicians across the campus. Dr. Smith is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency and works clinically in the Kings County Hospital emergency department.

After completing her undergraduate degree at Spelman College, Dr. Smith attended NYU School of Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine (EM) residency training at NYU/Bellevue Hospital and fellowship in Emergency Ultrasonography at SUNY Downstate/ Kings County. Dr. Smith then obtained her Master in Medical Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith has spent her career championing diversity and inclusion in medicine and received the Dr. Dale Blackstock Award in Teaching and Excellence for her demonstrated commitment to advising and mentoring medical students and trainees. She was also honored among the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 Under 40 Minority Leaders in 2019.

Dr. Smith is a strong advocate for vaccine education, recently penning an op-ed and recording a public service announcement about the importance of the vaccine, particularly in communities of color.