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Jeffrey Smith, M.D.
Jeffrey Smith, M.D.


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

General Information:



Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Physician, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Neonatology
Member, JCCC Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Program Area

Hospital Affiliation(s):

Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica


Pediatrics/Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1985 - 1987
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1983 - 1985
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1982 - 1983
Medical Degree:
M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1982


Board Certification(s):
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 1987
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1986

Contact Information:

(310) 825-6185 Pediatrics information and referral
(310) 825-0867 Pediatrics outpatient appointments
(310) 206-5737 Pediatrics admissions
(310) 825-9436 Pediatric Neonatology information
(310) 825-0867 Pediatric Neonatology patient appointments
(310) 825-9135 Pediatric Neonatology urgent consults, emergencies, transfer requests (NICU)
(310) 825-6185 Pediatric Neonatology information and referral for pediatricians
(310) 794-9991 Neonatology office

Scientific Interest(s):

Dr. Jeffrey Smith's research focuses on lung inflammation, chemokines and gene discovery.

Selected Cancer-Related Publications:

Yu JJ, Ruddy MJ, Wong GC, Sfintescu C, Baker PJ, Smith JB, Evans RT, Gaffen SL. An essential role for IL-17 in preventing pathogen-initiated bone destruction: recruitment of neutrophils to inflamed bone requires IL-17 receptor-dependent signals. Blood. 2007 May 1;109(9):3794-802. Epub 2007 Jan 3.

Hu Y, Nguyen TT, Bui KC, Demello DE, Smith JB. A novel inflammation-induced ubiquitin E3 ligase in alveolar type II cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 22;333(1):253-63.

Widney DP, Breen EC, Boscardin WJ, Kitchen SG, Alcantar JM, Smith JB, Zack JA, Detels R, Martinez-Maza O. Serum levels of the homeostatic B cell chemokine, CXCL13, are elevated during HIV infection. J Interferon Cytokine Res. 2005 Nov;25(11):702-6.

Widney DP, Hu Y, Foreman-Wykert AK, Bui KC, Nguyen TT, Lu B, Gerard C, Miller JF, Smith JB. CXCR3 and its ligands participate in the host response to Bordetella bronchiseptica infection of the mouse respiratory tract but are not required for clearance of bacteria from the lung. Infect Immun. 2005 Jan;73(1):485-93.

Smith JB, Herschman HR. Targeted identification of glucocorticoid-attenuated response genes: in vitro and in vivo models. Proc Am Thorac Soc. 2004;1(3):275-81.