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About Chelsey Forbess Smith, MD

Chelsey Smith, MD, is a board-certified rheumatologist who treats patients with rheumatic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and other conditions.

Her research focus includes studying women with autoimmune disease in pregnancy and the effects on children born to mothers who take immune-modulating medications. Her work has appeared in several research-related journals.

Dr. Smith completed a fellowship in rheumatology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and she is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology.

Outside of work, Dr. Smith enjoys spending time with her daughter and mini Goldendoodle. She is also a classically-trained singer.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency

  • UC Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions and Treatments

  • Lupus
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Pseudogout (Crystal Deposition Disease)
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted