Dr. Matthew Smuck, MD

Dr. Matthew Smuck, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery,
Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center

Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
450 Broadway St # MC6342
Redwood City, CA
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Work: 650-721-7603
Fax: 650-721-3470


I am the Chief of PM&R and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford University, where I specialize in the comprehensive conservative management of spine disorders. I am a Deputy Editor of The Spine Journal, Co-Editor of the Orthopedics Knowledge Update in Spine (4th edition) and I am on the Assistant Editorial Board of the European Spine Journal. I volunteer with the American Academy of PM&R and with spine physician societies. I was Co-Chair of the North American Spine Society’s (NASS) annual meeting in 2013 and Chair of the Advanced Lumbar Spine Injection Course for several years. I currently serve on several NASS committees, and I am Secretary of the Spine Intervention Society’s Board of Directors. My research is focused on improving the safety and effectiveness of spine interventions, and on defining objective and quantifiable outcomes in spine and musculoskeletal care. This work was recognized with numerous awards including: the 2012 ISSLS Best Research Award, The Spine Journal’s 2013 Outstanding Paper Award in Medical and Interventional Science, and the AAPM&R’s 2014 President’s Citation Award. My current list of publications, awards, and full professional profile can be viewed at: http://med.stanford.edu/profiles/Matthew_Smuck/


Stanford University
1998 To 2001

Oakwood Hospital
Transitional Internship
1997 To 1998

Indiana University School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
1993 To 1997

Milligan College
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
1989 To 1993

Professional Associations

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
2013 - Present

Association of Academic Physiatrists
2012 - Present

Spine Interventional Society
2006 - Present

Physiatric Association of Spine Sports and Occupational Rehabilitation
2004 - 2008

North American Spine Society
2004 - Present

American Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1998 - Present

American Medical Association
1993 - 1997


  • Physician – Physiatry/Rehabilitation Medicine

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealth Group

Ages Treated

  • 18+

Hospitals Served

  • Stanford Health Care