Smriti ChowdhuryMD

Division of General Pediatrics, Assistant Professor

Phone: 902-470-7909
Fax: 902-470-6913
Mailing Address: 
Division of General Pediatrics
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
Research Topics:
  • Clinical research
  • Publishing case reports


  • FRCP (Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh, UK)
  • MRCPCH (Royal College of Physicians and Child Health, UK)
  • MRCP, Paediatrics (Royal College of Physicians, UK)
  • Diploma in Child Health (Conjoint Board of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ireland)
  • MBBS (Chittagong Medical College, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)


Past experience and interest includes working as a consultant pediatrician and a clinical assistant professor of pediatrics in a university-affiliated pediatric teaching hospital. In that capacity, was actively involved with undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities including acting as coordinator of undergraduate medical training for the medical students from King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, rotating for their pediatric training.

Selected publications

  • The role of bronchodilators in the management of bronchiolitis: a clinical trial. D. Chowdhury, M. Al-Howasi, M. Khalil, S. Chowdhury, A. Al-Frayh, S. Ramia. Annals of Tropical Pediatrics (1995); 15: 77-84
  • Acute Hepatomegaly associated with Ceftriaxone. D. Chowdhury, M. Al-Howasi, S. Chowdhury, M. Ali Khan. Ann Saudi Med 1994; 14: 427-9
  • Contributing author: “Manual of Clinical Pediatrics”, Edited by: Al-Howasi, Mansour. Published by Medical Book House, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 1st. Edition, ISBN: 9960-31-345-X

Selected awards and honours

  • Silver Spoon Resident Teaching Award in 2009: IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University (Selected and awarded by the pediatric residents to the best teacher in that year)
  • Recognized for excellent clinical teaching of pediatric residents in 2011 and 2012 in the yearly resident retreat
  • Teacher of the Year 2013: for excellence in undergraduate teaching presented by Undergraduate Medical Education, Dalhousie University and IWK health Centre


  • Member: DoctorsNS
  • Member: Canadian medical Association
  • Fellow: Canadian pediatric Society