Dr. Emily Smith, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine

Dr. Emily Smith is an Endocrinologist and Internist and obesity medicine specialist who is passionate about helping her patients improve their metabolic health and reach their weight loss goals. 

Dr. Smith attended Middlebury College where she completed her bachelor's degree with honors in Neuroscience. She went on to attend medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. 

Dr. Smith completed her clinical training including her residency and fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology,Diabetes, & Metabolism, and a diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine. She helps patients with a variety of underlying medical conditions improve their health through weight loss and individualized lifestyle modifications that assist in achieving sustainable results.

In her spare time Dr. Smith enjoys running, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family. 

More about Dr. Smith

What is one thing you would want patients to know about you? 

I am curious and enthusiastic about understanding the unique factors that contribute to each of my patients’ wellness journeys. I love helping patients discover new foods and modes of physical activity that they genuinely enjoy. The best part of my job is celebrating success alongside my patients. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than discontinuing a blood pressure medication or watching blood sugar improve.

How do you go about creating your treatment plans for FORM™ patients?

No one patient’s treatment plan is identical to another’s. My primary goal is to get to know each one of my patients as an individual; I want to understand the story of their life and the story of their weight. While reviewing weight and health history, together we identify those factors that have likely contributed to challenges with weight. I then develop a treatment plan unique to that person, which takes into account genetic, social, lifestyle, and health aspects to treat the disease of overweight and obesity. Treatment plans always include dietary modification and physical activity - but recommendations vary based on individual needs. Where appropriate, FDA approved anti-obesity medications are also recommended and incorporated into the treatment plan. Most importantly, I work alongside my patients using a team approach to craft a plan that they feel is sustainable and balanced.

Why do you love working with FORM patients?

I cherish the relationships I build with my FORM patients. Frequent visits cultivate a team mentality amongst the care team and I love celebrating my patients’ successes. I root for my patients through every step of their health journey, and am frequently motivated by their achievements.


  • Obesity Medicine
  • Endocrinology: Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, PCOS, and other endocrine disorders
  • Internal Medicine


  • Undergraduate: Middlebury College
  • Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  • Internship/Residency:  Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Endocrinology and Metabolism, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Obesity Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism