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Dr. Matthew Smuck is the Chief of PM&R and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University. He is the Medical Director of Rehabilitation Services for Stanford Healthcare where his clinical work concentrates on medical and interventional management of spine disorders. He is a physician leader and current President of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS) and has served on the Executive Editorial Board of The Spine Journal and the Board of Directors of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Foundation for PM&R. Dr. Smuck is an award-winning researcher and pioneer of the new field of physical performance monitoring using wearable sensors. He founded and directs the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford, focused on developing methods of wearable sensor data analytics to discover digital phenotypes of mobility-limiting orthopedic and neurologic diseases, and applying these methods to improve disease detection, prevention and treatment. Dr. Smuck has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications. His work is recognized by numerous research society awards and publication awards, including the ISSLS Medtronic Award in 2012, the American Academy of PM&R’s 2014 President’s Citation Award, the PM&R Journal’s 2015 Best Original Research Award, the 2016 ISSLS Prize, and The Spine Journal’s Outstanding Paper Award in 2013, 2016, 2017 & 2018.
North American Spine Society
International Consortium on Health Outcomes Monitoring (ICHOM)
I direct the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford, investigating medical applications of mobile technology to improve musculoskeletal and neurologic disease detection, treatment and prevention.
Use of PET/MR Imaging in Chronic Pain
The investigators are studying the ability of PET/MR imaging (using the PET tracer [18F]FDG)
to objectively identify and characterize pain generators in patients suffering from chronic
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Prescribed Physical Activity in Improving Sleep and Physical Performance in Patients Undergoing Stem Cell Transplant
This research trial studies prescribed physical activity in improving sleep and physical
performance in patients undergoing stem cell transplant. A wearable physical activity monitor
can be used to record minutes of activity and sleep. Gathering data over time using a
physical activity monitor may help doctors learn if prescribed physical activity helps
improve sleep and physical performance in patients undergoing stem cell transplant.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact André Valdez, 650-736-6473.