Undergraduate Degree

  • Texas A&M University , 1991 , College Station , TX

Medical School

  • Stanford University School of Medicine , 1997 , Stanford , CA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1998 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2000 , Boston , MA


  • Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program , 2003 , Boston , MA

Graduate Degree

  • Harvard University School of Public Health , 2003 , Boston , MA


Health Services Research
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 2004 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

In the Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) our philosophy is to ensure that every patient receives the best care for the best possible outcomes. We consider our “patient” to be the baby and the family; we are constantly striving to serve the needs of both. This requires a team based approach with all members being essential.


Dr. Vincent C. Smith, MD, MPH is Associate Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is also Associate Director of the Infant Follow Up Program at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M University, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in the Boston Combined Pediatric Residency Program. He then completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine through the Harvard wide program, a collaboration of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. He also completed a fellowship in health services research at Children’s Hospital. Dr. Smith serves as the medical director for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Program. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Perinatal Association. He is also an active member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Society for Pediatric Research, and Maternal Child Health Advisory Committee at the Harvard School of Public Health. In addition to parental NICU discharge readiness, his professional interests also include families affected by substance use.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine