Dr. Smith has broad expertise in gynecologic malignancies, including ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar cancer. He is interested in developing vaccines for human papillomavirus (HPV).
M.D., UC Davis School of Medicine, Sacramento, California, 1981
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1975
B.S., UC Davis, Davis, California, 1969
UC Davis Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1985
Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, 1985-1988
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1989
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gynecologic Oncology, 1990
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Fellow
American College of Surgeons, Fellow
Sacramento-El Dorado County Medical Society
Society of Gynecologic Oncologists
Honors and Awards
Distinguished Alumnus Award, UC Davis School of Medicine Alumni Association, 2003
Best Doctors in Northern California, Sacramento Magazine, 2001
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Distinguished Service Award, 1994
National Faculty Award for Excellence in Resident Education, Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG), 1994
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (APGO), Excellence in Teaching Award, 1993
Richard Oi, M.D., Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence in Teaching Award, 1992
American Cancer Society, Clinical Oncology Career Development Award, 1989
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Distinguished Service Award, 1985
Outstanding Teaching Award, Resident Staff, 1983
Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1981
Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, 1981
UC Davis Golden Goblet Award, 1981
UC Davis School of Medicine Medal, 1981
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, 1980
Graduated Magna Cum Laude, UC Davis, 1969
Select Recent Publications
Rodriguez AO, Chew H, Cress R, Xing G, McElvy S, Danielsen B, Smith LH. Evidence of Poorer Survival in Pregnancy-Associated Breast Cancer. Obstetrics and Gynecology, July 2008,112 (1) 71-78.
Smith LH, Waetjen LE, Paik CK, Xing G. Trends in the Safety of Inpatient Hysterectomy for Benign Conditions in California, 1991-2004. Obstet Gynecol 2008;112:552-560.
Smith LH. Early clinical detection of ovarian cancer: A review of the evidence. Expert Rev Anticancer Ther, 6(7):1045-52, 2006. Review.
Smith LH: Early clinical detection of ovarian cancer: a review of the evidence. Expert Rev
Gandhi S, Gilbert W, McElvy S, El Kady D, Danielson B, Xing G, Smith LH. Maternal and neonatal outcomes after attempted suicide. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 107(5):984-990, 2006.
Leiserowitz G, Xing G, Cress R, Brambhatt B, Dalrymple J, Smith LH. Adnexal masses in pregnancy: How often are they malignant? Gynecologic Oncology, 101:315-321, 2006.
El Kady D, Gilbert WM, Xing G, Smith LH. Association of maternal fractures with adverse perinatal outcomes. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 195(3):711-716, September 2006.
El Kady D, Gilbert WM, Xing G, Smith LH. Maternal and neonatal outcomes of assaults during pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 105(2):357-363, 2005.
Friedman G, Skilling J, Udaltsova N, Smith L. Early symptoms of ovarian cancer: A case-control study without recall bias. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 22(5):548-553, 2005.
O’Meara AT, Cress R, Xing G, Smith LH. Malignant melanoma in pregnancy: A population-based evaluation. Cancer, 103(6):1217-1226, 2005.
Smith LH, Morris CR, Yasmeen S, Parikh-Patel A, Cress RD, Romano P. Ovarian cancer: Can we make the clinical diagnosis earlier? Cancer, 104(7):1398-1407, 2005.
Yasmeen S, Cress R, Romano P, Xing G, Berger-Chen S, Danielsen B, Smith LH. Thyroid cancer in pregnancy. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 91(1):15-20, 2005.
Dalrymple JL, Gilbert WM, Leiserowitz GS, Cress R, Xing G, Danielsen B, Smith LH. Pregnancy-associated cervical cancer: Obstetric outcomes. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine, 17(4):269-276, 2005.
Eidson-Ton WS, Nuovo J, Solis Bl, Ewing K, Diaz H, Smith LH. An enhanced obstetrics track for a family practice residency program: Results from the first six years. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 19(3):223-228, 2005.