Peter Joseph Smith, MD, MA

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics | More

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


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

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

Medical Education

  • Duke University School of Medicine


  • St. Louis Children's Hospital


  • St. Louis Children's Hospital


  • Boston Children's Hospital

Other Grad Education

  • MA, Boston College

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
  • American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1995

Board Certifications

  • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Languages Spoken

  • English