Kendall Smith, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

S. Kendall Smith, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor

Principal Investigator 
Department of Anesthesiology
Division of Clinical and Translational Research
Division of Critical Care

Research studies actively involved in: P-DROWS-E, CET-REM, CLASS-D, SWIPED

Dr. Kendall Smith is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She received her Molecular and Integrative Physiology from the University of Kansas and the Stowers Institute for Medical Research. She completed her anesthesiology residency in the Duke Academic Career Enrichment Scholar (ACES) Program followed by a fellowship at Duke in critical care medicine in 2018. Dr. Smith is interested in understanding the clinical impacts of disrupted circadian rhythms in perioperative and critical care settings. In 2021, she was awarded an IARS Mentored Research Award to probe the temporal interplay between molecular circadian rhythms and postoperative delirium in older adults. Prior to that, her innovative work on the departmental T32resulted in the validation of blood-based transcriptomic phenotyping of circadian rhythms in older adults. She serves as Co-Leader for the Acute and Critical Illness Working Group of the Washington University Center for Biological Rhythms and Sleep (COBRAS). Dr. Smith is also enthusiastic about medical education and holds leadership positions for the residency and critical care medicine fellowship programs within the Washington University Department of Anesthesiology.