Beth Smith

Beth A. Smith

Beth A. Smith MD

UBMD Psychiatry


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Psychiatry

Accepting new patients by referral only

Professional Summary:

After completing undergraduate education at Skidmore College, Dr. Smith graduated from the University at Buffalo (UB) School of Medicine and Biomedical Science. She then stayed at UB to complete a psychiatric residency and fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry. She has been a faculty member in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics since 2005. She is currently the Vice Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UB.

Dr. Smith‘s current clinical work focuses on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with comorbid medical illness and collaboration with primary care. Her primary clinical interest is in consult-liaison (C-L) psychiatry, and she has a particular interest in adherence in medically ill children. She is widely recognized as an international expert in mental health in individuals with cystic fibrosis (CF). She is the recipient of funding to conduct research on depression, adherence and cystic fibrosis and coauthored international guidelines on depression and anxiety in CF for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and European CF Society. She has presented at international conferences on related topics. Dr. Smith is the chair and founding member of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation‘s Mental Health Advisory Committee whose mission is to promote and support the mental well-being of individuals with CF and their families by partnering with CF Care Centers to provide screening, preventative interventions and ongoing innovative services.

In addition, Dr. Smith is a supervisor on the C-L service and in the outpatient clinic, a research mentor and preceptor, and a lecturer and conference leader. She is the past recipient of several teaching and mentoring awards.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychiatry

Patients Treated:

Children, Adolescents

Physician Gender:



UBMD Psychiatry
The Children‘s Psychiatric Clinic
1028 Main St.
Buffalo, New York 14202
Phone: 716-859-5454
Accepting new patients by referral only

Insurance Accepted:
  • Better Health Plan, Inc. (HMO)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • NYS Medicaid
  • Nova
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (2005)
  • Residency, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (2003)
  • MD, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine (2000)
  • BA, Biology and Chemistry, Skidmore College (1996)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Doctors in WNY (2022)
  • Chair; 34th Annual North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference (2020)
  • Award for Excellence in Clinical Supervision (2020)
  • Excellence in Care Award (2019)
  • Inducted into the Emeritus Faculty Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society (2019)
  • Award for outstanding achievements in research (2017)
  • Carolyn and C. Richard Mattingly Leadership in Mental Health Care Award (2017)
  • American Psychiatric Association’s Psychiatric Services 2016-2017 Achievement Award (2017)
  • Faculty award recognizing excellence in clinical supervision (2015)
  • Award for outstanding achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry education (2012)
  • Award for Outstanding Achievements in Research (2009)
  • Pilot Research Award from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2007)
  • 9th Annual Future Leaders in Psychiatry (2007)
  • Award for outstanding achievement in child and adolescent psychiatry education (2006)
  • Travel Fellowship For Women Resident Leaders in Psychiatry (2003)
  • PRITE Award (2003)
  • Resident Service Award (2002)
  • Certificate of Commendation For Outstanding Contribution to Psychiatry and Women‘s Health (2002)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (1996)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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