Peter Joseph Smith, MD, MA

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Peter Joseph Smith, MD, MA

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Peter J. Smith, MD, MA, is board certified in two sub-specialtiesof pediatrics, neurodevelopmental disabilities (NDD) and developmental-behavioral pediatrics (DBP). Dr. Smith is also 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 transitional care, residential school care and outpatient clinics. Dr. Smith is a highly respected physician who is a hard-working and passionate advocate for children with complex medical needs, neurodevelopment disabilities, developmental delays and disorders, and behavioral difficulties.


Comer Children's Hospital

Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley

Areas of Expertise

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

Board Certifications

  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Society of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Practicing Since

  • 1995

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine


  • Children's Hospital Boston


  • Children's Hospital Boston

Other Grad Education

  • Boston College,MA

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