Jenna Smith, MS, PA-C

“I feel most rewarded when a woman leaves the office educated and empowered.”

Jenna Smith, MS, PA-C

“I feel most rewarded when a woman leaves the office educated and empowered.”

Jenna Smith MS, PA-C graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She worked in the field of sexual health for two years before earning her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the New York Institute of Technology. She gained experience working at Planned Parenthood before joining The Woman’s Health Pavilion in 2017. Jenna is passionate about empowering patients with education about their bodies and their health.

Professional Accomplishments

  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) Certification
  • Graduate research poster published by American Academy of Physician Assistants and Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants (October 2016)
  • Graduate Scholar Award, NYIT (Fall 2013-Spring 2016)

An Interview With Jenna Smith

What led you to the field of obstetrics/gynecology?

I have always been drawn to the field of OB/GYN. Before becoming a physician assistant, I worked for many different non-profit organizations that focused on women’s health. I worked as a sexuality educator and trainer, visiting schools and community-based organizations to teach about STIs and family planning. I returned to school to become a PA so that I could use my experience to help more people.

How many years have you been practicing in the field?

I’ve worked in women’s health since 2010, and I’ve worked as a physician assistant since 2016.

What makes your job rewarding? What do you enjoy about your work?

There is nothing better than the feeling of putting a woman’s mind at ease. Going to the OB/GYN can be an equally important and terrifying task, but my mission is to make it easy as possible. I feel most rewarded when a woman leaves the office educated and empowered.

What brought you to the area and to this practice?

I grew up in Maryland, and attended college in Pittsburgh. I moved to New York and worked in sexual health before earning my PA degree at the New York Institute of Technology. I was drawn to the Woman’s Health Pavilion because of its reputation as one of the best OB/GYN private practices in the area. This practice has a top-notch group of providers who truly care about their patients, and I was eager to join the team.

Do you have special interests or areas of specialty as an ob/gyn?

I am particularly interested in adolescent health and helping young women make healthy and smart choices. I also continue to work part time at a non-profit clinic, where I offer GYN care to a very underserved population of women.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures and languages. I am proficient in medical Spanish, and I am working on my conversational skills. I also love to bake and spend time with my 4-year-old niece.


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