Jodi Smith, MD, Neurosurgery, Indianapolis, IN, Ascension St. Vincent Carmel Hospital

JodiLSmithMD

Neurosurgery Indianapolis, IN

Pediatric Neurosurgery

Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital St. Vincent Ascension Indianapolis Indiana

Overview of Dr. Smith

Dr. Jodi L. Smith is an academic Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and an Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Smith’s clinical interests include pediatric epilepsy surgery, brain and spinal cord tumors, brain and spinal cord congenital malformations, hydrocephalus, myelodsyplasia, craniofacial disorders, and Moyamoya syndrome.

Dr. Smith received her Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine for her doctoral dissertation studies on “Neurulation.” Dr. Smith subsequently completed medical school and residency training in Neurological Surgery at the University of Utah, as well. Following residency, Dr. Smith completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. Dr. Smith joined the Department of Neurological Surgery at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2000 and became the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Riley Hospital for Children in 2006. In November 2009, she had the distinct honor of becoming the first John E. Kalsbeck Professor of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Riley Hospital for Children. Her career is dedicated to the advancement of all aspects of Pediatric Neurosurgery, including patient care, education, and research, and she treats all neurosurgical problems in children. She delights in caring for her patients and their families, as well as teaching medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and other physicians (e.g., primary care physicians and pediatric neurologists) about pediatric neurosurgical problems. She is involved in basic science research studies on pediatric epilepsy and collaborates on other clinical research projects, with the aim of increasing general understanding of disease processes and, ultimately, improving neurosurgical care of children in Indiana and throughout the world.

Education & Training

  • Children's Hosp BostonFellowship, 1999 - 2000
  • University of Utah School of MedicineResidency, Neurosurgery, 1994 - 1999
  • University of Utah School of MedicineInternship, Surgery, 1993 - 1994
  • University of Utah School of Medicine
    University of Utah School of MedicineClass of 1993
  • University of Utah School of MedicinePost-Doctoral Fellowship, Anatomy, 1988 - 1989
  • University of Utah School of MedicinePh.D, Anatomy, 1983 - 1988
  • Weber State CollegeB.S, Zoology/Chemistry, Summa cum Laude, 1979 - 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 2000 - 2021
  • UT State Medical License
    UT State Medical License 1994 - 2010
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • AOA Honor Medical Society University of Utah School of Medicine, 1992-present, 2012
  • 39 Red Shoes Awards 2005-2012, 2012
  • Indianapolis’ Top Doctors Castle Connolly, Ltd, 2012
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Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Surgical Treatment of Epilepsy in Children.  
    Smith JL, Physician’s Practice, pp. A4-A7
  • Surgical Management of Pediatric Epilepsy.  
    Smith JL, Riley Today: A video journal for primary care physicians. Vol. VIII, No. III
  • Long-term outcome in children with moyamoya syndrome following cranial revascularization by pial synangiosis.  
    Scott RM, Smith JL, Robertson RL, Madsen JR, Soriano SG, Rockoff MA, J Neurosurg (Pediatrics 2);100:142-149
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • Intraoperative monitoring during surgical treatment for moyamoya disease: A case presentation.
    Faust S, Smith JL, Utterback S, Wolfe SA, Brown SL, ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN
  • Cyst-ventricle stent as primary or salvage treatment for posterior fossa arachnoid cysts: Report of three cases and review of the literature.
    Fulkerson DH, Vogel TD, Baker AS, Patel NB, Ackerman LL, Smith JL, Boaz JC, American Association of Neurological Surgeon’s Pediatric Neurosurgery Section Meeting, Cleveland, OH
  • Yield of skeletal surveys in children ≤18 months with isolated skull fractures.
    Hopkins AD, Hicks RA, Smith JL, Laskey AL, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia
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Lectures

  • Management of Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children. 
    Lifeline Neonatal-Pediatric Transport Conference – Clarian Health, Indianapolis, IN
  • Orientation to Gross Brain. 
    Multiple Locations, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Gross Brain: Surface Vasculature, Cranial Nerves. 
    Multiple Locations, 2004, 2005, 2006
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Other

Press Mentions

  • In Memoriam: John Edward Kalsbeck, MD (1928–2017)
    In Memoriam: John Edward Kalsbeck, MD (1928–2017)July 19th, 2017
  • 10 Spine, Neurosurgeon in the Headlines This Week — Jan. 9 Featured
    10 Spine, Neurosurgeon in the Headlines This Week — Jan. 9 FeaturedFebruary 13th, 2016

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
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    Anthem Blue Access PPO
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    BCBS Blue Card PPO
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    BCBS Florida NetworkBlue
    BCBS Florida Preferred Patient Care PPO
    BCBS Illinois PPO
    CIGNA HMO
    CIGNA Open Access
    CIGNA PPO
    Coventry Florida - Employer Group PPO
    First Choice
    First Health PPO
    Great West PPO
    Health Net Oregon PPO
    HealthLink PPO
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    Providence Health System Personal Option
    Sagamore Health Plus
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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