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Dr. Graeme Smith
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Research Interests: 
  • Pre-eclampsia 
  • Adverse pregnancy outcomes as a marker of future health
  • Maternal Health Education and Screening

Faculty Bio

Dr. Smith completed a combined MD/PhD at the University of Western Ontario in 1992 under the supervision of Dr. John Patrick.  He subsequently obtained his FRCSC in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Queen’s University in 1997 and completed sub-specialty training in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Toronto in 1999 before joining the faculty at Queen's. 

Dr. Smith is a member of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division and is the Professor and Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Queen’s University and is cross-appointed to the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences and Imaging Services. 

Dr. Smith divides his time between high-risk obstetrics, clinical/basic science research and as the director of the Clinical Investigator Program for the School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen’s University.

Research Interests

Dr. Smith runs the Queen's University Perinatal Research Unit which has a basic science laboratory and a clinical research/clinical trials group. The current focus of both his basic and clinical research is on adverse obstetrical events, specifically related to the etiology, outcomes and potential therapies for pre-eclampsia. He is the Principle Investigator for the CIHR and HSF funded Pre-eclampsia New Emerging Team (PE-NET).  His primary research interests pertain to adverse pregnancy outcomes as a marker of future maternal health. He developed The MotHERS Program (Mothers Health Education, Research and Screening) and website ( to improve maternal health and outcomes.

Current research themes include:

  1. Examining adverse pregnancy outcomes as a marker of future maternal health. Dr. Smith has developed The MotHERS Program (Mothers Health Education, Research and Screening) and its website ( to improve maternal health and outcomes.

  2. Exploring the molecular, haemodynamic and morphological effects of carbon monoxide gas inhalation on the utero-placental environment. Dr. Smith has active research projects aimed at elucidating the role of carbon monoxide exposure and maternal risk for, and symptomatic presentation of pre-eclampsia.

Prospective Research Students

For inquiries regarding research in the Smith Lab, please address correspondences to both Dr. Graeme Smith at and our lab manager Nicki Peterson at


The MotHERS Program

Mothers' Health Education, Research & Screening

Our goal is to help women who are contemplating pregnancy, are pregnant or are now new mothers, keep up-to-date on the latest medical information; healthy pregnancies lead to healthy children and healthy adults!



Health Improvement after Pregnancy (HIP)

The OMama App

available for both Android and iOS.

The Health Improvement after Pregnancy (HIP) Program was developed by the MotHERS ProgramTM to help mothers make healthy lifestyle changes. Our program focuses on exercises tailored to new moms and healthy eating through smart food choices. We do not believe in overnight weight-loss solutions or yo-yo dieting. Our goal is a healthier and happier life for you and your whole family.

The OMama Project is a joint project for families in Ontario, Canada by the Better Outcomes Registry and Network (BORN), a program of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), with the support of eHealth Ontario. Funding is provided by the Government of Ontario. The OMama App provides trusted, evidence-informed advice to support your pregnancy, birth and early parenting.

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