LaPortia Smith, MD, MPH, FACOG


Ohio State University Medical CenterResidencyObstetrics & Gynecology2016
Case Western Reserve University School of MedicineMedical SchoolDoctor of Medicine2012
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthMastersMaster of Public Health2011
Ohio UniversityBachelorsBachelor of Science2007


LaPortia Smith, MD, MPH, FACOG is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist from Cleveland, Ohio. She is committed to helping patients achieve their health goals through collaborative patient care that centers each patient’s life experience and priorities in the context of evidence-based medical care.  

Dr. Smith served in the United States Army as an obstetrician/gynecologist and was honorably discharged as a Major with three service awards.  Dr. Smith is experienced in Da Vinci robotic surgery.  Her professional interests include improving the fourth trimester of pregnancy care (the time immediately following pregnancy and delivery) and streamlining clinical decision support to provide personalized, evidence-based reproductive healthcare.  She spends her free time with her husband and 3 daughters. 

Clinical Interests: medically complicated pregnancies, gynecology care related to pelvic pain, menstrual cycle abnormalities, menopause care 


Organization NameRole
American College of Obstetricians and GynecologistsFellow
American Medical Informatics AssociationMember
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.Member
Texas Medical AssociationMember

Selected Publications

Bradley C, Smith L, Youens K, Adair White BA, Couchman G. Formalizing the Curbside: Digitally enhancing access to specialty care. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings. 2023

Chen C, McElrath L, Pierce CB, Blomquist JL, Handa VL. Concordance between hospital records and maternal recall 5-10 years after childbirth. Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2014 May;123 Suppl 1:43S-4S.

Mehtsun WT, Weatherspoon K, McElrath L, Chima A, Torsu VE, Obeng EN, Papandria DJ, Mehes MM, Ortega G, Hesse AA, Sory E, Perry H, Sampson J, Anderson J, Abdullah F. Assessing the surgical and obstetrics-gynecology workload of medical officers: findings from 10 district hospitals in Ghana. The Archives of Surgery. 2012 Jun;147(6):542-8