Kimberly A. Smash, M.D.

Kimberly McCullough Smash, M.D. is a native of Jackson, Mississippi.  She received her bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tougaloo College.  She recently returned home to her roots after spending almost eight years in Michigan with her husband Jerriot.  There she attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine from which she graduated in 2007.  She subsequently accepted a position at the Wayne State University/Crittenton Hospital Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program where she served as the Chief Administrative Resident.  Prior to her graduation in 2010, she received The Leland and Belden Awards for outstanding resident as selected by the faculty and fellow residents, respectively.  She was also awarded The Claire Knighten-Ward, MD award for “best exemplifying the spirit of enthusiasm for medicine, mankind and faith so practiced by Dr. Knighten-Ward”.  During her medical education, she participated in several volunteerism activities such as speaking on “Partnering With Your Doctor for Maximum Health Using the New Model of Patient-Centered Care” during American Heart Month raising funds for Haitian Relief Efforts for Medical Network One.  She has also volunteered with the Michigan India Community participating in a health fair educating patients on the risks associated with hypertension and high cholesterol.  In keeping with the goals and objectives of the foundation, Dr. Smash believes that education of our youth is paramount to the forward movement of our communities, state and nation and has volunteered for such organizations as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program as a mathematics tutor. She continues to seek ways to give back to the community in which she resides and to those who have need statewide and around the country.  She is a member of the International Community Ambassador’s Network, the American Medical Association, the American Association of Family Physicians and the Mississippi Association of Family Physicians.  She believes that organizations such as the Juanita Sims Doty Foundation provide opportunities for visions such as hers to be realized.