Stephanie Smooke Praw, MD
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Stephanie Smooke Praw, MD

  • Endocrinology
Average rating: 5.0
| 48 ratings
Gonda Diabetes Center | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 530, Los Angeles, CA 90095


  • Endocrine Fellowship Program Director
  • Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Stephanie Smooke Praw is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Fellowship Program Director, Director of Education for the Division of Endocrinology, and clinical endocrinologist. Her clinical and research interests are related to thyroid disease (including over- and underactive thyroid conditions and thyroid nodules) and thyroid cancer. She lectures frequently on these topics and has published in the field of thyroid disease and thyroid cancer.

After pursuing undergraduate studies at Yale University and a masters degree at the University of London, Dr. Smooke Praw completed medical school at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine followed by internal medicine training at UCLA Hospital. Following residency, she served as Chief Resident for the Department of Internal Medicine before completing endocrine fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Smooke Praw joined the UCLA faculty in 2009. Dr. Smooke Praw sees patients in the UCLA Endocrine Center as well as in the UCLA Gonda Endocrine Center.

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Medical Board Certification

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2009


Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, UCLA School of Medicine, 2009


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2004


MD, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003



West Los Angeles

Endocrine Center

Endocrinology| Pediatric Endocrinology| Endocrine Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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