Deborah Smith, CNM, DNP grew up on the Gulf Beaches in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of South Florida in 1991. She worked as a maternity nurse in Melbourne, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia until her graduation from Emory University in 1997 with her Masters in Nurse-Midwifery. She graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Marymount University in 2021.
Debbie practiced as a Certified Nurse-Midwife delivering babies at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia until 2003 at which time she decided to spend more time with her husband and children. She joined Arlington Women’s Center in 2014 and has worked as a Certified Nurse-Midwife there, joining the Virginia Hospital Center Physician Group in 2020. She also teaches at Marymount University and will graduate from there with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in 2021.
Debbie married her college sweetheart in 1991 and they have two sons. She roots for the Virginia Tech Hokies because that is where her son is a student. She loves to travel, sew and spend time with her boys.