Ellen Smead, CNM
Biography   Ellen Smead joined the NWS midwifery team in February 2016. She was born and raised in Tennessee. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in international studies at Rhodes College, Ellen joined the Peace Corps, working as a rural community health volunteer in West Africa for two years. She worked for four years as a program coordinator with USAID projects, focusing on AIDS relief and immunization initiatives. She studied nursing at Emory University, earning a masters of science in nursing & midwifery in 2011. Ellen worked as a midwife for four years in Knoxville before joining Northside Women's Specialists.

When asked why she chose midwifery, Ellen said “ I wanted to further my passion of working with and supporting women”. Her professional areas of interest include adolescent healthcare, midwifery training, and continuing education for evidence-based practices.

When not at work, Ellen enjoys spending time with her daughter, going to movies, reading, and yoga.
Specialty  Midwifery
Certification   American Midwifery Certification Board
Bachelor's Degree   BSN, Emory University
Masters Degree   MSN, Emory University
Gender   Female
Languages   English, French
Northside Women's Specialists is affiliated with Obstetrix Medical Group
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