Matthew Smith-Raska is a neonatologist who is studying the role of epigenetics in fetal and neonatal growth and development. Dr. Smith-Raska obtained his MD and PhD degrees from Columbia University, where he studied the stem cell-like properties of T lymphocytes. He then completed Pediatric Residency at UCLA, and Fellowship in Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, where he served as Chief Fellow. He came to Weill Cornell in 2018, where his research is focused on the role of epigenetic processes in fetal growth and neurodevelopment. Dr. Smith-Raska also cares for patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Weill Cornell Department of Pediatrics.