Board Certified in Family Medicine by The American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Smolen is a clinical investigator and partner of Oviedo Medical Research, LLC. As a Florida licensed physician with Board Certification in Family Medicine, Dr. Smolen has 8 years of clinical research experience. She has served as a Sub-Investigator on over 80 phase II-IV clinical trials in areas of pain, general medicine, gastrointestinal, immunological, endocrine, neurological, orthopedic, lipid, cardiovascular, dermatological, pulmonary, contraceptive, pediatric, men’s health, women’s health and healthy populations. She earned her Medical degree from the University of South Florida.


  • University of Illinois, B.S., Psychology 1991, Magna Cum Laude Graduate
  • University of Central Florida, Biology Dept. coursework, 2004 to 2006
  • University of South Florida, College of Medicine, M.D. degree 2001
  • Florida Hospital Family Practice Residency, 2001 to 2004

Professional Experience

Medical Interests

  • Dermatology, Pediatrics, Women’s Health

Hospital Staff Privileges

  • Winter Park Memorial Hospital
  • Florida Hospital South

Family Medicine, Private Practice

  • Block, Nation, Chase & Smolen Family Medicine – joined group in June 2004

Clinical Trials Investigator

  • Oviedo Medical Research, LLC. with A. Nation, D.O., C. Chase, M.D., & B. Block, M.D. 2015 – Present
  • Compass Research East, LLC. with A. Nation, D.O., C. Chase, M.D., & B. Block, M.D. 2010 – 2015
  • Block, Nation, Chase & Smolen Family Medicine, with Amy J. Nation, D.O., Craig P. Chase, M.D., & B. Block, M.D. 2003 – 2014

Additional Experience

  • Preceptor for medical students, pharmacy students, and nursing students in the Family Health Center (during Residency)
  • Preceptor for Florida State University 3rd year Medical Students 2004 to present
  • Medical student mentor for Florida State University College of Medicine
  • Committee organizer for National Primary Care Update, 2003 and 2004
  • 2-day CME conference given by Family Practice residents
  • Shares Mexico Mission Trip, March/April 2004

Professional Certifications

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider, 2001 to 2004
  • PALS and NRP Certification 12/2003
  • License to practice medicine and surgery in State of Florida,?
  • Board Certified, American Board of Family Medicine, July 2004

Clinical Research Experience

  • Medical Physician Investigator for over 25 pharmaceutical studies since 2010 through Compass Research East, LLC.
  • Medical Physician Investigator for pharmaceutical studies 2007 – 2013 through Block, Nation, Chase & Smolen Family Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • Campus Honors Program/Chancellor’s Scholar, 1987-1991
  • Edmund J. James Scholar 1988-89, 1990-91
  • Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society, 1990
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1991
  • Honors in Family Medicine Clerkship, 2000
  • Ethics & Humanities in Medicine Award, 2001

Special Skills

  • Computer skills include medical database searching and Internet communications
  • Electronic Medical Records experience