Peter Smith, MD, is board certified in two subspecialties of pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) and developmental-behavioral pediatrics (DBP). Dr. Smith also has masters in Ethics and is a faculty member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Smith’s is committed to giving his patients the best care possible, and his clinical services include inpatient care, residential school and outpatient clinics. Dr. Smith is a highly respected physician who is a hard-working and passionate advocate for children with complex medical needs, neurodevelopmental disabilities, developmental delays & disorders and behavioral difficulties.


Comer Children's Hospital

Skokie Ambulatory Care Center

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley

Areas of Expertise

  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Medical Ethics
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Down Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Intellectual Disabilities


Duke University School of Medicine

Medical Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine


  • St. Louis Children's Hospital


  • St. Louis Children's Hospital


  • Boston Children's Hospital (neurodevelopmental disabilities); Fellowship: Boston Children's Hospital (developmental-behavioral pediatrics)

Other Grad Education

  • MA, Boston College (ethics)

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy on Intellectual and Developmental Disorders
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
To Request an Appointment

Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

Request an Appointment at Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

To Refer a Patient

Refer a Patient or call UCM Connect at 1-888-824-0200

At a Glance

Practicing Since1995

Board Certifications

  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Languages Spoken

  • English