Ali on the Run Show Episode 27: Meggie Smith, MD, Chief Resident in OB-GYN at NYU Langone Medical Center

The Ali on the Run Show

Episode 27

Guest: Meggie Smith

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Meggie Smith is a chief resident in OB-GYN at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, and is working to be a reproductive endocrinologist and reproductive specialist. (“I want to help women have babies,” she says.) We met when Meggie was in medical school, and now she delivers babies and performs risky surgeries as part of her job. On this episode, Meggie — a former tennis player and run-hater-turned-marathoner — talks about what it was like working at NYU when Hurricane Sandy hit, shares why she chose NYU (hint: it involves the Olsen twins), and talks about how she managed to run a Boston Qualifying marathon time while working 80-hour weeks. She opens up about “going into survival mode” at work, the first time she delivered a baby, and the very tragic — but very real — parts of her job. This summer, Meggie is headed west! Cheer her on as she finishes up her residency and heads to the University of Southern California to start a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Stuff We Mention on the Show:

16 Handles

Birch Coffee

NYU Langone Medical Center


UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

NYRR New York Mini 10K

Shape Women’s Half-Marathon

Eugene Marathon

Picky Bars


Ask Lauren Fleshman

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Stephanie Rothstein Bruce

Philadelphia Half Marathon

New York City Marathon

Insight Timer app

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  1. Love your running stories, there’s such a good vibe out of them! I’m also training for a half marathon with SportMe running app which calculates distance, time, pace and calories.

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I’m the creator of the Ali on the Run blog and the host of the Ali on the Run Show podcast. I’m also a freelance writer and editor, a race announcer, a runner and marathoner, a mom, and a huge fan of Peanut M&Ms, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (way better than the first one!), and reliving my glory days as a competition dancer in the early 2000s. I’m really happy you’re here.
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