Catherine Smith, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist

Dr. Smtih is a board-certified infectious disease specialist, who has practiced in both in-patient and out-patient settings for over a decade. She first became interested in infectious diseases while working with groups that helped to provide specialized medical attention to people in areas with limited access to care. Dr. Smith continues to enjoy treating the broad diversity of conditions that are associated with this specialty and helping people from all backgrounds improve their quality of life. Her areas of expertise include:

  • General Infectious Disease
  • Multidrug Resistant Infections
  • HIV
  • PrEP

About Me

I moved from the Northeast to Jacksonville in 2013, and although I still miss the snow, I continue to appreciate Jacksonville's sunshine and the ability to spend all year outdoors being active. I enjoy swimming, biking, hiking and have started running - despite not being very good at it yet!

I think that when caring for patients, the most crucial thing a physician can do is listen. I try and make sure that a patient has all the information needed to make informed decisions about their care, and feel confident enough to ask questions and advocate for themselves. Ultimately, I think trust between patients and their providers is essential and I strive to establish relationships with my patients in which they feel comfortable and empowered.


  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine


  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Infectious Disease)

Hospital Affiliation

  • Baptist Medical Center Beaches
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
  • Baptist Medical Center South
  • Baptist Medical Center Clay
  • Baptist Physician Enterprise

Legal Practice Name

Baptist Primary Care Inc

Primary Office

Baptist Infectious Disease Consultants

820 Prudential Drive, Suite 515
, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Education & Training

  • Fellowship

    Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai - New York, NY


  • Residency

    University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore, MD


  • Doctor of Medicine

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - Providence, RI


  • Doctor of Medicine

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University - Providence, RI


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