Bradley Smith, PA-C and his wife Naomi are natives of Wichita, Kansas. They met in high school and were transplanted to the Pacific Northwest in 2004 by way of the US Army. They have three energetic young children, and they spend much of their spare time exploring the Cascades.
Smith attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa before joining the Army in 2004. He served in Baghdad, Iraq as a Medical Platoon Leader for 15 months from 2006-2007. During that time, he was privileged to serve alongside the finest medics, physician assistants (PAs) and physicians in the Army. They inspired him to pursue training as a physician assistant at the University of Washington.
He had the distinction of training some truly great PAs and graduating from MEDEX Northwest Class 46 in 2014. During his training, he worked with medically underserved communities in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. He received his obstetrics training at Naval Hospital Bremerton where he subsequently volunteered. PA Smith regularly trains PA students from the University of Washington as well.
In addition to his civilian career, Smith is a Major in the Washington Army National Guard. In 2020, he mobilized in support of the state’s coronavirus response. He was deployed for 10 months as the senior medical planner in the Washington National Guard. He planned and resourced statewide coronavirus testing programs, created mathematic models of the pandemic, and assisted in the initial distribution of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in 2021.
PA Smith is proud to be among the first physician assistants to practice inpatient newborn care at Good Samaritan in Puyallup. He provides comprehensive maternity care, pediatric care, and family medicine to the people of Puyallup and East Pierce County. He is also an avid science fiction fan and can often be found watching Star Trek reruns and reading old novels by Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke.