Dr. Smith is the Director of Cancer Rehabilitation, has an outpatient practice comprised entirely of seeing oncology patients, and manages oncology and other medically complex patients admitted to the hospital. He has served on multiple national committees focusing on Cancer Rehabilitation, including at the National Institutes of Health, and is involved with leadership activities within groups associated with the ACRM and AAPM&R. At the University of Michigan, he evaluates the quality of residency and fellowship programs on the Special Review Committee, and helped to design a Global Health and Disparities Education Certificate Program for residents hospital-wide.
Dr. Smith recently won the "Golden Crutch" award given to the educator-of-the-year as voted by the PM&R residents, and has mentored several residents at the University of Michigan and elsewhere on research projects and career development. He was recently accepted to the Association of Academic Physiatrist's Program for Academic Leadership (PAL) Program. Amongst other endeavors, he is currently involved in the development of a multi-center academic consortium for Cancer Rehabilitation.