Dr. Paul Smolen, also known as 'Doc Smo' by his friends, is a graduate of Duke University (1974), Rutgers Medical School (1978), and Wake Forest University-N.C. Baptist Hospital (1982). At Wake Forest University he completed a residency in general pediatrics, served as chief resident, and completed a fellowship in ambulatory pediatrics. Subsequently, he became board certified in the American Academy of Pediatrics (1983) and completed his maintenance of certification in 2014.
For the last 33 years, he has been an Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, helping to train a generation of medical students and pediatric residents as well as author numerous research papers. He is currently a practicing pediatrician in Charlotte, NC.
Doc Smo is a bona-fide expert in knowing what parents want and need to know about parenting and child health. He shares practical and useful advice with parents and children alike, firmly believing that “an informed parent is a great parent.” Whether teaching, practicing, blogging or writing, Doc Smo’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children.