Craig Smith, DO


Craig Smith

I’m a big believer in spending time outdoors, staying curious, and using the oxford comma. When I’m not at the hospital, you’ll most likely find me mountain biking. But you might also catch me cooking a Thai curry, reading Harry Potter, writing a new song on my piano, or playing my Irish flute somewhere in the wilderness.

I was born and raised in the outdoor wonderland called Utah. You could say the mountains were my backyard for most of my life. Before medical school, I worked as a climbing guide in Southern California, a kayak guide in Juneau, an English tutor in Moscow (Russia), a bike mechanic/sales rep in St. George (UT), and a Behavior Therapist in Salt Lake City. I speak Spanish & Russian, currently trying to wrap my tongue around German. Most of my family is in Utah, but I have relatives in Madagascar as well, which is where I learned how to order street food using a rough mixture of Malagasy, French, and increasingly dramatic hand gestures.

It’s been a long, winding journey for me to the Family Medicine Residency in Anchorage, and I’ve loved every twist in the path. I’m just grateful for the opportunity to live in such a culturally diverse city, learning medicine in the backdrop of the Alaskan wild.