Dr. Leon Smith – High-Risk Pregnancy Doctor in New Jersey

Dr. Leon Smith is the Director of Maternal/Fetal Medicine of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and is a valued member of our team at New Jersey Perinatal Associates. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, and went on to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Tulane University Affiliated Hospitals in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then completed his fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas in 1991. Dr. Smith is board-certified in both obstetrics & gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine, and has been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly, New York Magazine, NJ Monthly and Inside Jersey.

Dr. Smith’s research interests include prenatal diagnosis and obstetrical infections. He has extensive experience contributing to peer-reviewed journal articles and presenting lectures on a variety of topics in his field, including HIV in pregnancy, multiple gestations, and preconception and prenatal counseling. His professional memberships and affiliations include:

  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • American Medical Association
  • Infectious Disease Society of America
  • The Academy of Medicine of NJ
  • Essex County Medical Society 
  • Medical Society of NJ
  • Perinatal Association of NJ
  • New Jersey Maternal-Fetal Medicine Society
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1307, 2021

NJPA July 2021 Newsletter

July 13th, 2021|0 Comments

COVID-19 VaccinationCOVID-19 vaccines are critical for ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19 compared with nonpregnant women of reproductive age. Pregnant women with COVID-19 are [...]

903, 2021

NJPA March 2021 Newsletter

March 9th, 2021|0 Comments

COVID-19 On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the COVID‐19 outbreak (caused by SARS‐CoV‐2) a pandemic. Communication from the CDC, SMFM and ACOG to obstetric care providers about COVID‐19 and how best [...]

209, 2020

Welcome Dr. Kathy Matthews

September 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Dr. Kathy Matthews is one of the newest members at New Jersey Perinatal Associates. She grew up in Ontario, Canada before moving to the United States, and earned her medical degree from George Washington [...]