Shannon Smithson, PA

Shannon earned an undergraduate degree in Biology with a concentration in Biochemistry at Emmanuel College in Boston.  She received her graduate degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Mercy College in Bronx NY.

Shannon was privileged to work at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in their Hematology/Oncology Department where she met incredible children and families.  Shannon was inspired by this experience and it solidified her desire to care for the littlest warriors.

Following her time at CHLA, Shannon was commissioned into the United States Navy where she served for over 6 years as an Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant.  Shannon was honorably discharged in 2018.

After becoming a mother, Shannon developed a special love for moms of newborns, whether the first baby or the fifth!  Shannon is a breastfeeding advocate and she loves to share with families in the journey of becoming parents.

Shannon and her husband have three wonderful children and they enjoy traveling, camping and hiking.