Dr. Teresa Yvonne Smith is an emergency physician who has dedicated her training to working in the urban communities of New York City. After completing her undergraduate degree at Spelman College, she attended NYU School of Medicine. She completed her emergency medicine residency training at NYU/Bellevue Hospital. In 2011, she joined SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, completing a fellowship in emergency ultrasound, and eventually staying on as Assistant Program Director. Dr. Smith went on to complete her Masters in Medical Education at University of Pennsylvania, and eventually becoming the Residency Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program, which heralds as one of the largest EM training programs in the country. She is currently an Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, and a Clinical Assistant Dean in the College of Medicine. Dr. Smith has dedicated her research career to addressing health disparities, particularly focusing on barriers to accessing healthcare for vulnerable patient populations. In addition to focusing her career on underserved patient populations, she has also assisted in several initiatives which have been focused on diversity and inclusion in recruitment into medicine (both in medical school and residency training). She is a proud contributing author to the FEMinEM Blog (Females in Emergency Medicine). Dr. Smith was the recipient of the Dr. Dale Blackstock Award in Teaching and Excellence in 2017, and the GME Program Director of the Year Award in 2018 for her impact on GME across the SUNY Downstate campus.