Posted on: March 31, 2021
Tovia Martirosian Smith, MD ’06, Res ’10, has been selected by the Yale field hockey team for its All-Decade Team of players in the classes of 2001 through 2010.
Smith played midfielder/back for the team and graduated from Yale in 2002. She was
Third team NFHCA All-American 2001, First team NFHCA All-Region 2001, First team All-Ivy League 2001, and Academic All-Ivy League 2002.
Born and raised in Richmond, Va., Smith is a urogynecologist who specializes in treating symptoms of incontinence and difficulties from relaxation of the pelvic floor. She joined Virginia Women’s Center in Richmond in 2014.
Smith earned her bachelor’s degree from Yale University and her medical degree from the University of Virginia, where she was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society for compassion in medicine. She trained in obstetrics and gynecology at UVA then pursued a specialty fellowship in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (Urogynecology) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, an ACGME Accredited program.
As a urogynecologist, Smith uses non-surgical approaches as well as advanced technologies, such as minimally invasive surgery and the daVinci® Surgical System, to reconstruct the pelvic floor for women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence and fecal incontinence. In addition, she is skilled in repairing fistulas and complications from third and fourth degree tears following vaginal childbirth.
In her spare time, Smith and her husband, Steven C. Smith, MD ’09, PhD ’08, enjoy spending all the time they can with their two young children and traveling to keep up with family and friends.