Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology
University of Utah School of Medicine

30 North 1900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Marcela C. Smid, MD, MA, MS, is an Assistant Professor in the division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. She cares for women with pregnancies complicated by a variety of maternal and fetal conditions. Dr. Smid’s research interests include substance abuse, opioid epidemic, the global maternal obesity epidemic, pregnancy after bariatric surgery, evidence-based care during cesarean delivery and care for women in underserved populations. She speaks Spanish and enjoys working with Spanish-speaking women.

Selected Bibliography:

Smid MC, Terplan M.
What Obstetrician-Gynecologists Should Know About Substance Use Disorders in the Perinatal Period.
Obstet Gynecol. 2022;139(2):317-337. PubMed abstract

Kelley AT, Smid MC, Baylis JD, Charron E, Begaye LJ, Binns-Calvey A, Archer S, Weiner S, Pettey W, Cochran G.
Treatment access for opioid use disorder in pregnancy among rural and American Indian communities.
J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022;136:108685. PubMed abstract

Debbink MP, Metz TD, Nelson RE, Janes SE, Kroes A, Begaye LJ, Heuser CC, Smid MC, Silver RM, Varner MW, Einerson BD.
Directly Measured Costs of Severe Maternal Morbidity Events during Delivery Admission Compared with Uncomplicated Deliveries.
Am J Perinatol. 2022;39(6):567-576. PubMed abstract

Cleary EM, Smid MC, Bokat C, Costantine MM, Rood KM.
Indicated Opioids in Pregnancy: Guidance on Providing Comprehensive Care.
Am J Perinatol. 2021. PubMed abstract

Dude AM, Smid MC, Branch DW, West J, Meeks H, Yu Z, Fraser A, Smith K, Reddy D.
Interpregnancy Body Mass Index Change and Offspring Mortality Risk following the Second Pregnancy.
Am J Perinatol. 2021. PubMed abstract