Meet Dr. Smith Lake Charles LA

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Shondra Smith, MD

Dr. Shondra Smith is a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana.  She completed her medical degree in New Orleans, at Tulane University School of Medicine.  She also earned a master’s degree in public health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She graduated in the top one third of her class in June 1993. Following medical school, she completed an internal medicine residency at University of Texas Medical Center in Houston.  From an early stage in her dermatology career, she has been very involved in research and completed a two-year clinical research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology. She then went on to the University of Kansas Medical Center to complete her Residency in Dermatology. She is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology.  Her practice of dermatology is well-rounded with surgery, aesthetics, general dermatology and clinical research.

Dr Smith remains very active in dermatology research.  The majority of her research to date has focused on psoriasis and the pharmacogenomics of psoriasis therapy. She has served as a principal investigator for over 60 clinical trials and basic scientific research studies in the areas of psoriasis, acne, discoid lupus, onchomycosis, alopecia, atopic dermatitis, basal cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Dr. Smith also enjoys cosmetic dermatology.  She considers it as much of an art as it is medicine.  Over the last 12 years, she has become an expert injector of various dermal fillers and neurotoxins.  In order to achieve the maximum patient benefit, her current approach is to use multiple products, which includes resurfacing procedures, on each patient.  She gets great satisfaction from making her patients look and feel their best.

Dr Smith is a diplomat of the American Academy of Dermatology and a fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.