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Clay Smith, MD – New Emergency Department Physician


March 20, 2019

Clay Smith, MD picked up a few shifts in the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in December of 2018. As of February of this year, he has permanent status and is the most recent addition to the SMH Emergency Department medical staff.

Dr. Smith comes to SMH from Rapid City Regional where he worked for over five years.  He joins Luke Goddard, MD; Jacob Lieb, MD; David Nickerson, MD; William Selde, MD; Erik Smith, MD, Steve Bischoff, PA-C; and Kelly Lieb, PA-C.

Originally from the Rapid City area, Dr. Smith attended Sturgis High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and attended Sanford Medical School before undertaking his residency at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  He and his wife, Sheereene, an ICU Hospitalist with Rapid City Regional, have a three-year-old daughter.

When asked what attracted him to Sheridan, he says he was looking for something different and really liked what he saw from SMH.

In his free time, Dr. Smith likes to be outdoors. “I’m an avid cyclist and was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the Dead Swede 100 mile bike race last year in Sheridan,” he said. “My family and I also enjoy being outdoors, especially hiking.”

A career in Family Medicine caught Dr. Smith’s attention back in junior high and high school. However, after some time spent in medical school, he knew emergency medicine was more for him.

“Being a doctor has always been my plan,” he said. “I enjoy the variety of emergency medicine and dealing with all aspects of acute care medicine. I guess you can say I like the breadth of the coverage it requires.”

The staff at SMH are excited to welcome Dr. Smith to the Emergency Department. If you see Dr. Smith in the community or in the hospital, be sure to give him a warm welcome to Sheridan.

Clay Smith, MD
High School: Sturgis High School
Undergraduate: University of South Dakota
Medical School: Sanford School of Medicine – Vermillion, SD
Residency: East Carolina University – Greenville, NC