Title: Obstetrician and Gynecologist
Location: York, Pennsylvania, United States
Lauren Smith-Leed, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at WellSpan, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in obstetrics and gynecology.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in chemistry in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Smith-Leed continued her education with a medical doctorate in 2009 from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. She thereupon served a residency from 2009 to 2013 in obstetrics/gynecology with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.
Beginning in 2013, Dr. Smith-Leed has excelled as an obstetrician/gynecologist with WellSpan, a premier integrated health care system located in south central Pennsylvania and headquartered in York. In these positions, her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, menopause, general women’s healthcare issues, endometriosis, laparoscopic hysterectomy and miscarriages.
Dr. Smith-Leed attributes her success to her ability to break down complex medical issues into a way that is understandable for a lot of people, and also in a way that does not diminish them. She has always known that she wanted to go into medicine since she was a child. Her second love was history, and she takes pride in the writing skills her history major gave her, which she puts to good use as a doctor. Dr. Smith-Leed considers her career highlight being the social media outreach person for her organization as far as COVID-19 and pregnancy is concerned. Her goal in the coming years is to accrue more exposure on a state level or even a national level in order to educate people. She would also like become a public figure by authoring an article or a book.
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