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Scholarly Emphasis: Hemostasis/Thrombosis
Kristi J. Smock, M.D.

Kristi J. Smock, M.D.

Contact Info

Email Address: kristi.smock [[at]]

Office Phone Number: 583-2787 ext 2154

Location: ARUP Laboratories

Division: Clinical Pathology

Supporting Staff:   Leita Rogers  



  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Medical Director, Hemostasis/Thrombosis Laboratory, ARUP Laboratories
  • Associate Residency Program Director
  • Rotation Director for Coagulation Medicine Rotations

About Kristi J. Smock, M.D.

Dr. Smock is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Utah. She completed her residency and fellowship training at the University of Utah and is board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Hematopathology. She has a particular interest in Coagulation Medicine and is Medical Director of the Hemostasis/Thrombosis Laboratory at ARUP where she enjoys being involved in all aspects of the laboratory. She particularly enjoys making contributions to patient care by consulting on difficult coagulation cases. She has additional clinical service responsibilities in Hematopathology, where she signs out bone marrow cases. Dr. Smock enjoys teaching and serves as the Associate Residency Program Director for the Department of Pathology. As Rotation Director for the resident and fellow rotations in Coagulation Medicine, she is actively involved in resident and fellow training, and she received the Outstanding Teaching Award in Clinical Pathology in 2010. Dr. Smock is also involved in teaching medical students at the University of Utah during their Hematology curriculum and serves on the Undergraduate Medical Education Committee for the Department of Pathology. She has many research interests in Coagulation Medicine including ongoing projects related to elevations of coagulation factors and association with thrombotic risk.

Selected Publications

  • Crist RA, Gibbs K, Rodgers GM, Smock KJ. (2009). Effects of EDTA on routine and specialized coagulation testing and an easy method to distinguish EDTA-treated from citrated plasma samples. Lab Hematol, 15(4), 45-8.
  • Smock KJ, Rodgers GM. (2009 Mar 31). Laboratory identification of lupus anticoagulants. Am J Hematol, 84(7), 440-442.
  • Penmetsa GK, Rodgers GM, Smock KJ. (2010). Avoiding errors in the laboratory evaluation of potent lupus anticoagulants. Am J Hematol, 85(4), 272-4.
  • Smock KJ, Crist RA, Hansen SJ, Rodgers GM, Lehman CM. (2010). Discard tubes are not necessary when drawing samples for specialized coagulation testing. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis, 21(3), 279-82.
  • Smock KJ, Rodgers GM. (2010). Laboratory evaluation of aspirin responsiveness. Am J Hematol, 85(5), 358-60.
  • Tefferi A, Smock KJ, Divgi AB. (2010). Polycythemia vera-associated acquired von Willebrand syndrome despite near-normal platelet count [Letter to the editor]. Am J Hematol, 85(7), 545.
  • Sangle NA, Rodgers GM, Smock KJ. (2011). Prevalence of heparin in samples submitted for lupus anticoagulant testing. Lab Hematol, 17(1), 6-11.
  • Wilcox R, Pendleton RC, Smock KJ, Rodgers GM. (2011). Hospital-based clinical implications of the novel oral anticoagulant, dabigatran etexilate, in daily practice. Hosp Pract (Minneap), 39(3), 23-34.
  • Sangle NA, Agarwal AM, Smock KJ, Leavitt MO, Warnke R, Bahler D, Perkins SL. (2011). Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with aberrant expression of the T-cell antigens CD2 and CD7. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol, 19(6), 579-83.
  • Smock KJ, Saunders PJ, Rodgers GM, Johari V. (2011). Laboratory evaluation of clopidogrel responsiveness by platelet function and genetic methods. Am J Hematol, 86(12), 1032-34.

Professional Education

  • 1994-1998, BS, Utah State University (Biology) Logan, UT
  • 1999-2003, MD, University of Utah (Medicine) Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2003-2007, Resident, University of Utah (Pathology) Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2007-2008, Fellow, University of Utah (Hematopathology)Salt Lake City, UT