Carrie Smith, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Rush Medical College
Role: Clinician, Faculty, Medical Director
Joined Rush in January 2013


I am an assistant professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology, a medical director for faculty general obstetrics/gynecology practice, and the section chief for ambulatory obstetrics/gynecology.

What inspired you to get into your field?

My love for women’s health inspired me. I enjoy the diversity of clinical practice in obstetrics/gynecology. In my work, I get to be involved in surgical, obstetric, and office/primary care.

What excited you about your work at Rush?

I was excited to build a busy, new, general obstetrics/gynecology practice. Providing high-level care to patients, including many employees and their families, is very satisfying for me. Teaching students and residents through our provision of patient-centered care is also one of the things I enjoy most about my work.

What is your opinion of mentoring and sponsorship? Please comment about your experiences.

I am always looking for mentors to help me navigate administrative roles in a large academic center. And, I am always willing to mentor others who follow me.

Do you have tips or advice you would recommend for someone looking to enter your field of work?

Make sure you love it. It takes an unbelievable amount of time and energy to be an outstanding obstetrician/gynecologist.

What are your hobbies? How do you like to spend your free time?

My hobbies include spending time with my children, my husband, my friends and their families. I also love being outside in nature and reading novels. In fact, I would like to write one someday.