Faculty Profile

Randi Smith, MD

Randi N. Smith, MD, MPH

Primary Appointment: Associate Professor of Surgery, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at Grady Memorial Hospital, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Secondary Appointment: Associate Professor of Public Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Vice Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Department of Surgery, Emory SOM






General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member



Dr. Smith received her MD degree from the University of California San Francisco, and her MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of California San Francisco, and her fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care surgery at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Smith serves as a trauma surgeon, emergency/elective general surgeon, and surgical critical care intensivist at Grady Memorial Hospital. Her special interests include violence prevention, injury prevention, clinical outcomes, and the use of ultrasound in critical care.

In 2017, Dr. Smith joined the Violence Prevention Task Force, based out of the Injury Prevention Research Center at Emory (IPRCE), and became a core member of the Program to Interrupt Violence through Outreach and Treatment (PIVOT) at Grady.


  • Grady Memorial Hospital


  • MD, University of California San Francisco, Class of 2008

  • MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005-2006

  • General Surgery Residency, University of California San Francisco – East Bay Surgical Program, 2008-2015

  • Fellowship, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2017

Honors and Awards

  • Kwan Global Health Project Fund Award, UCSF, 2012

  • Surgery Resident Research Award, UCSF, 2013

  • Resident Research Award, Society of Black Academic Surgeons, 2013

  • Administrative Chief Resident, UCSF, 2014-2015

  • Pilot Grant Recipient, University of Pennsylvania Injury Science Center, 2016

  • Associate Fellow, University of Pennsylvania Center for Public Health Initiatives, 2016

  • Administrative Trauma Fellow, University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2017

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Pennsylvania, 2017

  • 2020 Hidden Gem Award, Emory School of Medicine

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

  • Society of Black Academic Surgeons

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Eastern Association of Surgery for Trauma

  • Association for Academic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Trauma surgery

  • Violence prevention

  • Injury prevention

  • Global surgery

  • Ultrasound in critical care

Research Interests

  • Injury and violence prevention for underserved populations through hospital-based intervention programs

  • Physical and psychological aspects of impairment and recovery following occurrences of traumatic injury

  • Clinical outcomes