Suzanne R. Smith, NP

Suzanne R. Smith, NP

Gastroenterology
Primary Location
Westwood Digestive Diseases
100 Medical Plaza
205
Los Angeles, California 90024
Phone
Fax
310-208-3788

About

Patients Can Be Seen With a Referral From a UCLA GI Physician

Suzanne is a nurse practitioner with extensive experience in clinical care and research of digestive disorders and the brain-gut connection. She graduated with a master of science in nursing from UCLA in 2004. She has been with the UCLA G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience since 2005, where she is involved in chronic pain research and investigating the microbiota-gut-brain axis.

Suzanne is a certified mindfulness teacher by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and trained to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and mindfulness facilitation. She facilitates MBSR for brain imaging research as an approach to chronic pain disorders.

She completed the UCLA integrative therapist program in 2012 where she received training in yoga, breath awareness, Reiki and essential oils. She trained in the neurosciences, philosophy, and psychology of stress and wellbeing with Amit Sood, MD at Mayo clinic.

Suzanne's background in patient care, research and mindfulness drives her passion to empower patients, to move beyond coping and to thrive.

She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and the California Association of Nurse Practitioners.

Education

Degree

UCLA School of Nursing, MSN, 2004

Videos

Supporting Patients with Chronic Abdominal Pain | Suzanne R. Smith, MSN, NP, CMT | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Diaphragmatic Breathing | UCLA Integrative Digestive Health and Wellness Program