Jodi L. Smith, PhD, MD

Dr. Jodi L. Smith is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine for her doctoral dissertation studies on neurulation. Dr. Smith subsequently completed medical school and residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Utah.
Following residency, Dr. Smith completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and then joined Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine in 2000.  Her current research interests include neurulation, which pertains to the formation of the nervous system in early human development.

Office Locations:

PMCH Multispecialty Surgical Clinic
8402 Harcourt Road, Suite 830
Indianapolis, IN 46260
Tel: 317-338-0900

Hospital Locations:

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at Ascension St. Vincent 
2001 W 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46260


BS in Zoology/Chemistry
Weber State College, Ogden, UT

PhD in Anatomy
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Anatomy

University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

University of Utah School of Medicine, Department of Surgery

Shillito Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
Children’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Appointments & Positions:

Clinical Professor
Marian University College of Osteopathic
Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Clinical Assistant Professor Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Licenses & Certification:

Utah Physician and Surgeon License

Indiana Physician and Surgeon License

American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery Certification

American Board of Neurological Surgery Certification

Professional Organizations:

American Association of Anatomists
Society for Neuroscience
British Brain Research Association
International Brain Research Organization
World Federation of Neuroscientists
Pediatric Trauma Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Medical Association
Indianapolis Neurosurgical Society
American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Indiana State Medical Association
Indianapolis Medical Society
AANS/CNS Pediatric Section
Indiana State Neurosurgical Society
American Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Collegium Aesculapium
Spina Bifida Association of Central Indiana
Women in Neurosurgery
AMA Women Physicians Congress

Honors, Awards, Achievements:

Trustee Teaching Award
Indiana University Board of Trustees

Castle Connolly Top Doctors—Indianapolis
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

Inaugural Award: Castle Connolly Top Doctors
Exceptional Women in Medicine 2017 

Extramural research funding
Electrophysiological analysis of epileptogenic human cortex
Henry and Nellie Pence Foundation


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