Dr. Smallwood was born and raised in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She is the daughter of Fritz and Kathy Widick, who came to Florida in the beginning days of the space program. She was lucky to benefit from the excitement, education and ingenuity which emanated from the exploration of space and moon missions.

She graduated from Cocoa Beach High School as a National Merit Scholar. Her Bachelor of Science in Biology was obtained at Florida State University, where she also completed her first year of medicine at the Program in Medical Sciences. Her medical degree was completed at the University of Florida.

Having found a love for Dermatology as a senior medical student, she and her husband moved to Memphis, Tennessee and completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital. Her Dermatology residency was at the University of Tennessee - Memphis under the tutelage of Dr. William Rosenberg.

Both having completed their medical training, she and her husband, Chuck, along with their two sons, Bryan and Daniel, returned to their native state of Florida. Chuck became a physician for the Kennedy Space Center and Kristin entered private practice.

Dr. Smallwood's brothers are medical doctors as well. Dr. Mark Widick is a neurootologist in Boca Raton, Florida, and Dr. Mike Widick is an otolaryngologist in Cocoa Beach, Florida. Her sister, Ann Giganti, is trained as a nurse practitioner in Indialantic, Florida.

Dr. Smallwood enjoys outdoor activities with her husband, including camping, hiking, fishing and scuba diving. Her hobbies include: stained and fused glass and gardening.

Dr. Smallwood is a member of the Central Florida Dermatology Society, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (FSDDS), American Academy of Dermatology, Florida Medical Association and the American Medical Association. She is a past President of the Brevard County Medical Society. She is immediate past-president of the FSDDS. She is actively involved in the annual Florida elementary school essay contest promoting sun awareness, sun safety and literacy through the FSDDS.

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