Leader in Medicine

Lakesha Smith


A current Anesthesiologist working Per Diem for the past 7 years, the American Health Council is appointing Dr. LaKesha Smith to their Physician Board. Dr. Smith also has fellowship training in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesiology.

Dr. Smith earned her MD from Southern Illinois School of Medicine in 2002. She is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and is also a BLS Instructor.

Day to day responsibilities for Dr. Smith consist of perioperative care for patients which includes: preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care. Dr. Smith enjoys making her patients smile throughout their perioperative care.

Dr. Smith is honored to have been garnered with the Orchid Award from the Top Ladies of Distinction in 2013 for Professional and Community Service. She earned a Bullying Grant, and 2nd place award for Delta S.I.Z.E.D.(Sorors, Invigorated, Zealous, Energized, and Determined) at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated 2015 National Convention in Houston, Texas for total miles walked.

Professional goals within the next 5 years for Dr. Smith include continuing to mentor within her community – sharing knowledge, educating others, as well as remaining a part of the creative change process in the health field. She also looks forward to learning more about the financial aspects of healthcare.

Dr. Smith is very grateful to God, and her parents for her success.


Anesthesiologist at AMITA Health

  • The third-largest health system in Illinois, AMITA Health includes nine hospitals, more than 80 clinics and outpatient facilities, and an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 hospital-affiliated physicians. The AMITA Health Medical Group consists of more than 500 multi-specialty employed physicians and associate practitioners, ranking it among the largest regional medical groups.
  • The system’s 12,000 associates work to achieve its mission to deliver the most efficient, highest quality, faith-based care possible. With nearly 1,700 licensed beds, AMITA Health’s hospitals collectively care for more than 200,000 patients each year.