Dr Smita underwent undergraduate and post graduate (internal medicine) training at Guwahati Medical College, Assam. She completed medical oncology training from AIIMS, New Delhi in 2012. Subsequently she joined as faculty in Medical Oncology in JIPMER in 2013. She has had advanced training in leukemia and CML at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Centre, Seattle. Her research interests are in stem cell transplantation, haematological cancers, gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers and sarcomas.