Maggi Smeal MD does her clinical work at Gardner Packard Children's Health Care supervising Stanford residents and medical students in urgent care. She is co-director of the Families at the Border Program in Stanford's Center for Innovation in Global Health. Her humanitarian aid work is focused on helping asylum-seeking families in Tijuana who access care at the Refugee Health Alliance clinics ( RHA) . She leads a team of pediatricians, medical students, undergraduate students and community members to support RHA. The team has taught Helping Babies Breathe, a low-resource neonatal resuscitation program, to midwives in Tijuana. She has also brought a Pediatric Emergency Readiness course to providers at RHA clinics and supports the clinic through telemedicine. She is also a member of RHA's pediatric committee. Her global health work has also involved humanitarian aid in the Philippines and Peru. Locally she has worked on mobile health vans to support migrant farm workers and provided educational sessions for clients at LifeMoves Homeless Shelters. Her team's work with Families at the Border has been presented at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health National Conference and the group was awarded the Untold Global Health Story of 2020.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1993)
  • BA, Yale University, Psychobiology (1982)
  • MD, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars at Stanford, epidemiology (1994)
  • Residency: Stanford University Pediatric Residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (1993) CA
  • Medical Education: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine Office of the Registrar (1990) NH