Ronda Kim Dennis-Smithart, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Specialty Physician, Board Certified, 1990

 

Education

Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Ambulatory Fellow - 1986
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Pediatric Residency - 1985
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Medical Doctor - 1982
University of Iowa College of Medicine

Bachelor of Science - 1978
General Science with Honors and High Distinction
University of Iowa

Honors and Awards

  • Health Tappy Award Top Doctor(Iowa)- 2011
  • Health Tappy Award Most Compassionate Pediatrician (Iowa)-2011
  • JAMA Physician Recognition Award - 2010
  • Blank Children’s Hospital Pediatric Recognition Award - 2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa - 1977

Experience

Pediatric & Young Adult Clinic – 2003 to present
Solo practice, owner, Oskaloosa, IA

Mahaska Physician’s Clinic – 1995 to 2003
Staff pediatrician
Mahaska County Hospital, Oskaloosa, IA

Maternal Child Health Clinic - 1994
Ottumwa, IA

Teen Health Clinic – 1989 to 1994
Ottumwa Senior High, Ottumwa, IA

Pediatric Associates of Ottumwa – 1988 to 1994
Pediatrician and co-owner, Ottumwa, IA

Ottumwa Pediatrics – 1986 to 1987
1986-1987
Staff pediatrician, Ottumwa, IA

Professional Educator

Preceptor, Community Pediatrics – 2000 to present
Des Moines University Medical Students

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine – 2009 to present
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics – 1988 to present

Professional Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Lifetime board certification (FAAP)

Professional Activities

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Iowa Chapter
  • Iowa Medical Society Alternate Delegate
  • Clinical Reactor, Contemporary Pediatrics
  • Emergency Services Committee Chair

Community Activities – Wapello County

  • Medical Director – 2010 to present
  • Public Health Advisory Committee – 1993 to 2009
  • Pediatric Immunization Director – 1992 to 1996
  • Public Health Pediatric Medical Director – 1993 to 1995