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Carolyn Loraine Harraway-Smith
Cone Health Medical Group

Carolyn Loraine Harraway-Smith, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
Patient Rating
4.8/5 (Based on 105 Reviews)
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Carolyn Harraway-Smith, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist for Center for Women’­s Healthcare, Cone Health Women’s Hospital faculty practice group. She serves as Chief of Service for OB/GYN medical staff. 

Dr. Harraway-Smith has traveled to Mexico, Zambia, Ethiopia, Haiti and Burkina Faso on medical mission trips. She leads a monthly book club and climbed Mount Washburn in Yellowstone National Park in 2017. (No. She didn’t see any bears.)

She is a singer and even provided backup vocals and traveled with a gospel artist (Denise Barclay) in the Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland and Pennsylvania area. She is married to Shad Smith. They have two adult sons and a grandson who calls her “Momma Carolyn.” 



Medical School

University of Iowa College of Medicine


Medical College of Virginia Hospita
Medstar Union Memorial Hospital - Medical Staff Services

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology


Provider Review Comments

October 28, 2021
I had finished my visit and remembered a question I had forgotten to ask. I turned around and went back to the office. A nurse checked to see if the doctor could see me and I was ushered into the doctor's office. There I was given a couple of options on what I could do for my problem. I made a choice and was told by the doctor to call and let her know how things were going and If I wanted to change to another choice.
October 28, 2021
Very enjoyable
October 11, 2021
Made to feel very comfortable and cared for.
October 08, 2021
Very positive experience! Felt well cared for and the doctor was excellent listener. Gave useful and practical advice.
September 06, 2021
Dr. Harroway-Smith was worth my wait
September 05, 2021
She a good doctor.
August 15, 2021
She is the best gynecologist I have ever experienced and at the age of 66 there have been many. She is an exceptional doctor.
July 22, 2021
This was the first time at this practice & I was impressed by the caring, but friendly demeanor Dr. Harraway-Smith had towards me as a patient. She explained everything to me and explained how I would receive my results & discussed with me the best practice for scheduling my next pap & mammogram.
July 13, 2021
*Carolyn was very kind, patient and attentive.
July 09, 2021
Very informative
June 04, 2021
Everyone shows love
May 19, 2021
love Dr Harroway-Smith
May 14, 2021
Felt rush by the doctor; didn't feel like she listened to my concerns.
May 14, 2021
Love *Dr. Harraway-Smith one of the few drs. who listened to me and had a real and genuine discussion with me about my concerns.
May 12, 2021
experience was always great therefore has recommended several to this provider
April 30, 2021
really good experience, looking for a Dr. not in such a rush I feel like an inconvenience, Dr. Haraway-Smith did not act like she was n a rush to be out of the room & on to the next patient. It was a very positive experience.
April 26, 2021
I was at ease the whole time and felt my concerns were heard
April 20, 2021
April 12, 2021
March 24, 2021
the provider is very caring knowledgeable and very concerning about you and your problem
March 19, 2021
I tell many women about Dr. Harroway Smith she is great!
March 19, 2021
February 26, 2021
Dr. Harraway-Smith was very attentive and clearly explain my condition and solutions to a better health. I felt very comfortable with her and staff, they were professional and concerned about my health. Thank you Dr. Harraway-Smith.
February 26, 2021
Appreciate that Dr. Harraway-Smith spent time talking directly to me with respect to my condition and offered alternative treatments. Provided reasons and listened fully to my concerns before prescribing alternative medicines
February 26, 2021
she thoroughly explained what was going on. and what I needed to do for follow up
February 13, 2021
The doctor was great and made me feel very comfortable. I was very anxious going in, but her welcoming demeanor helped that go away and keep me distracted during an exam which I was very nervous about. However, after my exam she started discussing birth control, which I politely refused, and she pushed on and insinuated my previous pregnancy was unwanted because I had an abortion. I am diagnosed with PTSD which I am in therapy for, because of my experience with that pregnancy and my abortion, so this interaction triggered a panic attack after I left the office. I already struggle with a lot of negative beliefs of myself because of my trauma, and was very nervous as this was my first time back in a medical office since my abortion almost 2 years ago. I wish there was more consideration in the questioning and less assumptions made, and trust in the patient that I am making the best decisions for myself. It's difficult to receive trauma-informed medical care, and I wish this experience ended differently because it started out so well.
December 17, 2020
She was awesome.
December 10, 2020
very good
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