Dr. Kenton Smitherman, MD

Dr. Kenton Smitherman, MD

Infectious Disease Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 60
Dr. Kenton Smitherman, MD is an infectious disease specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Emory Univ Sch Of Med in 1983 and specializes in infectious disease medicine, internal medicine, and more.Read his story

9300 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare

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This content was provided by Dr. Smitherman "Kenton Smitherman, MD, is a board-certified internal medicine physician who specializes in caring for hospitalized patients. As a hospitalist, Dr. Smitherman is assigned to patients at the time of admission and provides care only during their hospital stay. He does not see patients at outpatient clinics and is not available for appointments. Upon a patient’s discharge, Dr. Smitherman communicates with their regular physician to ensure quality care. As an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Dr. Smitherman instructs medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Smitherman completed infectious disease and critical care fellowships at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C. He completed his internal medicine residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. Prior to completing his residency, Dr. Smitherman served in the U.S. Navy as a general medical officer and a flight surgeon. He is board-certified in internal medicine, infectious disease and critical care medicine. He is a member of UC San Diego Health's Antibiotic Stewardship Committee and Joint Transfusion Committee. He is also a member of the UC San Diego Medical Center Dietetic Internship Board of Directors. Dr. Smitherman has been named one of San Diego Magazine’s “Top Doctors" several times. "
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3  Specialties

  • Infectious Disease Medicine
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Infectious Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Emory Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Emory University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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