Geoffrey R. Smith, M.D.

Geoffrey R. Smith, M.D.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Training & Certification

Medical School: The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Columbus, OH)

Preliminary Medicine Internship: The Ohio State University Medical Center (Columbus, OH)

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency: Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN)

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH)

Certifications:  

  • Licensed by the Virginia Board of Medicine
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinical Practice

Inpatient Rehabilitation: Patients with spinal cord injuries, other neurologic disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, or medical debility.

Outpatient Clinic: Patients with spinal cord injuries or other neurologic disorders with spasticity; also patients with musculoskeletal disorders requiring ultrasound-guided injections.

Research Interests: Spasticity, Functional Electrical Stimulation, and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound.

Background

Biography: Geoff Smith was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio.  His initial exposure to rehabilitation occurred as a patient after minor musculoskeletal injuries from playing football in high school and rugby in college.  While majoring in English Literature at Dartmouth College he also completed his pre-medicine coursework.  He finalized his decision to go to medical school while spending two months volunteering at a rural medical clinic in Honduras.  After medical school and internship at Ohio State, he moved with his wife to Minnesota for PM&R residency at Mayo Clinic.  Realizing a passion for serving people with life-changing disabilities, he elected to do a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.  During that fellowship he divided his training time among MetroHealth Medical Center (Cleveland’s Level-1 Trauma Center and Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Center), Cleveland Clinic, and Cleveland’s VA Medical Center.  He began his career at UVa in the summer of 2011.  Apart from his work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son, participating in faith-based groups, and both playing and watching sports.