GroupSeton McCarthy Clinic
Contact Info2811 E 2nd St
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: (512) 324-4930
Fax: (512) 324-4929
Dr. Melissa Smith grew up in Seattle, Washington. She graduated with honors from Harvard University, and went to medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle, where she also completed a residency in family medicine. Dr Smith has practiced in migrant worker clinics in California, with the Seton Community Health Centers in Austin, as well as in rural clinics in Central America. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, Physicians for Human Rights, and the Travis County Medical Society.
Dr Smith has been involved in global health work for over two decades, training community health workers and midwives in Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico. She is a medical advisor to the Hesperian Foundation, an organization that publishes books for community health and empowerment in the global south.
In Austin, Dr. Smith has served in the past as medical director for the Seton Community Health Centers, chair of the physician advisory board of the Integrated Care Collaboration, and co-chair of the East Austin Community Health Promoters Project. As an adjunct faculty at the University of Texas, she has also co-taught a graduate seminar on health disparities.
The University of Washington School of Medicine gave Dr. Smith the Alumni Humanitarian Award in 2012.