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Matthew J. Smith, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitationhttp://www.universityorthopedics.com
Matthew J. Smith, MD, EMHL is a physician leader with more than 20 years of experience in health care delivery systems. He has a background in performance measurement, health policy, and interdisciplinary teams caring for populations of patients with orthopedic conditions. He is a clinical professor in the department of orthopaedic surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Smith provides diagnosis and nonsurgical management of acute and chronic neuromusculoskeletal disorders. He performs fluoroscopically guided back and neck injections and uses pressure-controlled, CT discography for the evaluation of discogenic low-back pain. Patients benefit from Dr. Smith’s background in rehabilitation, osteopathy, and electrodiagnostics as they are directed to therapy, diagnostic/therapeutic injections, or surgery.
Dr. Smith graduated from Queen’s University Medical School in Kingston, Ontario in 1995. He completed a residency at Stanford Hospital, as well as the UCLA Acupuncture for Physicians Course and his training in osteopathic medicine.
In 2016, Dr. Smith graduated from the Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership program of the Brown University School of Professional Studies.
Dr. Smith was the founding president of the Rhode Island Pain Society and is an active member of the Value Committee, Performance Measurement Committee and Payor Policy Review Committee of the North American Spine Society.
He also offers consultations as a regional expert in value-based health care reform and medicolegal issues involving disability or impairment of the neurological and orthopedic systems.
University Orthopedics, Inc., East Greenwich
1598 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
- Medical School: Queen's University, Faculty of Medicine, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Residency: Stanford University Medical Center
- Fellowship: University of Michigan Medical Center