Dr. Cynthia Smith is a dual board-certified nephrology and family nurse practitioner as well as a fellow of the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). She serves on the medical advisory board for the NKF Serving the Alleghenies and has served on the professional editorial board for Kidney Living magazine.
She is the chair for the NKF’s multidisciplinary WV Chapter, WV Kidney Health Professionals as well as previously serving as education advisor for the ANNA's advanced practice SPN. She is the 2019 Tim Poole Memorial Award receipient of the Council of Advanced Practitioners of the NKF. She has had multiple peer-reviewed publications, has been a blinded reviewer for Elsevier and for the ANNA, and has presented a poster at the 2017 WORLD Symposium on improvement of Fabry disease pain with calcium gluconate given at the time of Agalsidase beta therapy. She is the contributor for the renal and urological chapter of the upcoming 11’th edition of Lewis: Medical-Surgical Nursing. She has presented and lectured extensively including overseas in England and Scotland in early 2018, and was one of the presenters of a 1-hour CPD/CME 2018 podcast for the British Journal of Cardiology, Electrolytes Module 1: Potassium and the Heart.