About Sharnell Smith
Sharnell S. Smith, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon at Adventist HealthCare Fort Washington Medical Center with over nine years of experience.
Dr. Smith received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine and completed her residency at Howard University Hospital where she was Chief Resident. Prior to joining Adventist HealthCare, Dr. Smith worked as an acute care trauma surgeon at Winchester Medical Center in Winchester, Virginia.
Your Health Magazine has published articles written by Dr. Smith covering topics on surgery and breast cancer. She is also a member of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Smith’s philosophy of care is to treat all patients as individuals with their own story and journey. She makes it a point to listen to what her patients have to say before asking questions. Dr. Smith also makes sure that she thoroughly explains their diagnosis and any procedures she is planning to do. She believes that when patients feel listened to and informed they are more trusting of their physician.
In her free time, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.