Donna Smith, DMSc, PA-C

Donna Smith, DMSc, PA-C

Donna Smith, DMSc, PA-C, is a Certified Physician Assistant with more than 37 years of experience in clinical and surgical practice. She graduated from the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program (Lexington, KY) during which she was named “Outstanding Physician Assistant Student.”  Subsequently, she completed a Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) from the University of Nebraska (Omaha, NE).  She completed her Doctor of Medical Science degree through University of Lynchburg (Lynchburg, VA) with a specialty in Neurotology.

Along with providing patient care, Dr. Smith enjoys participating in community lectures alongside the JHBI team.  In 2019 she was honored to be part of the team for Hearing Help for Africa where the team traveled to Nigeria providing patient care, medical supplies, and medical education to community health care providers.

Prior to joining Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute Dr. Smith was on staff with Mayo Clinic Jacksonville for 13 years. In addition to her administrative, clinical, and surgical responsibilities, she was involved in research and education, and earned the academic rank of “Instructor, Mayo Medical School” for Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Dr. Smith joined the faculty of Nova Southeastern University Physician Assistant Program Jacksonville campus as Assistant Professor in July 2009, and she taught at the Nova campus for several years. She also was adjunct faculty at Florida State College of Jacksonville.  Dr. Smith has been involved in the education of physician assistants, medical students, residents and fellows during her entire career.

In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and their three adult children.