Faculty Profile

Sonali Smith
Section of Hematology / Oncology
Professor of Medicine
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Elwood V. Jensen Professor; Chief, Section of Hematology/Oncology

Academic Interests

Dr. Smith is interested in the development of promising agents for patients with non-Hodgkins and Hodgkins lymphoma. She is principal investigator on a number of innovative clinical trials. Many of the trials incorporate the collection of tumor and blood samples to study the effects of treatment on cancer cells through collaborative laboratories. She is also interested in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation and its role in improving the survival of patients with relapsed lymphomas.

Clinical Interests

Lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, stem cell transplantation


  • Shappell E, Fant A, Schnapp B, Craig JP, Ahn J, Babcock C, Gisondi MA. 2017. A Novel Collaboration to Reduce the Travel-Related Cost of Residency Interviewing. West J Emerg Med. Epub 2017 Feb 7.
  • Carter K, Golden A, Martin S, Donlan S, Hock S, Babcock C, Farnan J, Arora V. 2015. Results from the First Year of Implementation of CONSULT: Consultation with Novel Methods & Simulation for UME Longitudinal Training. West J Emerg Med. Nov; 16(6): 845-50. Epub 2015 Oct 22.
  • Babcock C, Theodosis C, Bills C, Kim J, Kinet M, Turner M, Millis M, Olopade F, Olopade S. 2010. The Academic Health Center in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Lessons Learned from the 2010 Haiti Earthquake. Acad Med. Nov; 87(11): 1609-15.
  • Van Meter M, Williams M, Banuelos R, Carlson P, Schneider JI, Shy BD, Babcock C, Spencer M, Chathampally Y. 2017. Does the National Resident Match Program Rank List Predict Success in Emergency Medicine Residency Programs? J Emerg Med. Jan; 52(1): 77-82.e1. Epub 2016 Sep 28.
  • Ahn J, Golden A, Bryant A, Babcock C. 2016. Impact of a Dedicated Emergency Medicine Teaching Resident Rotation at a Large Urban Academic Center. West J Emerg Med. Mar; 17(2): 143-8. Epub 2016 Mar 2.
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  • BA, 1990, Northwestern University, Biological Sciences
  • MD, 1994, Northwestern University
  • Residency, 1997, Northwestern University, Internal Medicine
  • Residency, 1998, Northwestern University, Chief Resident
  • Fellowship, 2001, The University of Chicago, Hematology/Oncology