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Medical Director

Dr. Ryan Smith received his undergraduate degree from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas and his medical degree from UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas. He completed his training in pediatrics at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas and served as an Assistant Professor and Hospitalist there for 2 years prior to his residency in anesthesiology at UT Southwestern and Parkland. He remained in Dallas for his pediatric anesthesia fellowship training at UTSW and Children’s Medical Center.He is one of very few physicians in DFW holding 3 board certifications: General Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, and Pediatric Anesthesiology.

Board Medical Liaison

Dr. Shyla High received her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas Austin and her medical degree from Texas Tech University Medical School. She interned and performed her residence at Baylor University Medical Center in Internal Medicine. She remained at BUMC for her cardiology fellowship. She has been a physician with Cardiology Consultants of Texas for the past 16 years. Dr. High is certified by the American Board of Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease. She is the author of the book, Why Most Women Die—How Women Can Fight Their #1 Killer. She is a sought after speaker and has appeared on The Marie Osmond Show.

Chandra Smith, APRN, CPNP

Chandra Smith, APRN, CPNP has been in practice since 2008, and practiced nursing in pediatrics for 8 years prior. She received her undergraduate nursing degree at University of Arkansas, and her graduate Nurse Practitioner degree at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and has specialized training in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Liver Transplant, as well as Child Neurology. She holds a special interest in preventive healthcare and obesity education. Chandra, her husband (Lawrence, RN), and twin teenagers (Trevon and Alaya), reside in Rockwall. In their spare time, they enjoy fishing, camping, boating, exploring, hunting, and watching their children play football and swim.