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Dr. Matthew Smuck Elected 2019-2021 SIS President

Thursday, August 29, 2019  

Dr. Matthew Smuck, Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University, was elected president of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) on August 16, 2019 at the Society’s Annual Meeting, which was held in New York City.

Dr. Smuck specializes in the comprehensive conservative management of spine disorders. He has served as Deputy Editor of The Spine Journal and Co-Editor of the Orthopedics Knowledge Update in Spine, 4th Edition. He is an award-winning researcher contributing to numerous studies to improve outcomes and influence treatment trends for people with back pain, and is a pioneer in the emerging field of physical performance monitoring. He founded and directs the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford — investigating medical applications of mobile technology to improve musculoskeletal and neurologic disease detection, treatment, and prevention. He regularly lectures on his research in the U.S. and abroad. His work has received numerous research society awards and publication awards, including the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s 2014 President’s Citation Award, the PM&R Journal and Foundation for PM&R’s 2015 Best Original Research Award, the 2016 International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS) Prize, and The Spine Journal’s Outstanding Paper Award in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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