Sarah Smith graduated from the Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing in Hyden, KY, in 1997. She recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice; the focus of her Doctoral Work was Pregnancy Care for Women after Bariatric Surgery. She is currently on the Academic Faculty at the Frontier Nursing University. Ms. Smith spent eight years as Perinatal Education Coordinator at Erlanger Hospital. She was Assistant Professor of Nursing at Chattanooga State Community College and Clinical Faculty at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is dedicated to improving health care for all women and is actively involved in contributing and promoting education to nurses, wishing to begin a career in Nurse Midwifery. Ms. Smith has five grown children, two sons and three daughters.She enjoys cooking, reading, and being with her family.