Clark C. Smith, MD, MPH

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Board Certified, Primary Specialty)
Pain Medicine (Board Certified)
Pain Management
Languages: Spanish
Office Phone: (212) 305-3535


Clark Smith, MD, MPH, FAAPMR is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at Columbia University in New York City. He specializes in treating patients with acute and chronic sports and spine injuries. Dr. Smith is board certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education at Duke University, received his M.D. and Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) from Tulane University, underwent residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Emory University where he also served as Chief Resident, and completed a multidisciplinary pain medicine fellowship at Northwestern University and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

Dr. Smith has a special interest in pain and sports medicine. He uses a multidisciplinary non-operative approach to treating acute and chronic sports and spine problems. Depending on the scope and severity of the problem, treatment options may include individualized therapy programs, medications, or non-operative interventional procedures targeted at a particular injury or problem. Procedures that Dr. Smith performs include: ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided joint injections, Platelet Rich Plasma (PrP), spine injections, epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, and many others. The goals of Dr. Smith’s treatment are to help every patient achieve his or her highest level of performance and function.

Dr. Smith sees patients at CUMC's main campus at 180 Ft. Washington Ave, Suite 199, HP 182, and at CUMC's midtown campus at 51 W 51st st. between 5th and 6th ave., 3rd Floor. Call 212-305-3535 for an appointment.

Area of Expertise

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Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]

Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]

Emblem/GHI [HMO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]

Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield [Blue Priority, EPO, HMO, Medicare (Mediblue), NYP Employee Plan, Pathway (Exchange), POS, PPO]

Local 1199 [Local 1199]

MagnaCare [MagnaCare]

Medicare [Traditional Medicare (NY)]

Multiplan [Multiplan]

Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty, Medicare Managed Care]


UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, Compass (Exchange), EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]


2006 Tulane University School of Medicine

MD, MPH, Tulane University School of Medicine

Internship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Residency: Emory University Affiliated Hosptials

Fellowship: Northwestern Memorial Hospital


Vorobeychik Y, Sharma A, Smith CC et al.The effectiveness and Risks of Non-Image-Guided Lumbar Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections: A Systematic Review with Comprehensive Analysis of the Published Data.  Pain Medicine (2015). 

DePalma B, McCormick Z, Smith CC. Is There A Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time During Sacroiliac Joint Injection? A Multicenter Cohort Study. 2015.Pain Medicine.17:1 26 Dec 2015.

Smith Clark C.  Fact Finder: Diabetes and Epidural Steroid Injections.  International Spine Intervention Society. (2015) Published

Kennedy DJ, Levin J, Rosequist R, Singh V, Smith CC, Stojanovic M, and Vorobeychik Y.Epidural Steroid Injections are Safe and Effective: Multisociety Letter in Support of the Safety and Effectiveness of Epidural Steroid Injections.Pain Medicine. 2015

Mehta P, Sinha D, Smith CC, Singh JR. The Role of Interlaminar and Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections for Discogenic Low Back Pain without Radiation.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation International.  2014. 1(5)

Smith, Clark C., and Anna-Christina Bevelaqua. "Challenging Pain Syndromes: Parsonage-Turner Syndrome." Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America 25.2 (2014): 265-277.

Smith Clark C.  Fact Finder: Swabbing Vial Tops.  Spine Intervention Society. (2014) Published Online.

Walega, David R., Clark Smith, and Joel B. Epstein. "Bilateral Stellate Ganglion Blockade for Recalcitrant Oral Pain from Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Case Report." Journal of Oral & Facial Pain & Headache 28.2 (2014).

Gagnon, C. M., Matsuura, J. T., Smith, C. C. and Stanos, S. P. (2014), Ethnicity and Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment. Pain Practice. 14 (6) 532-40. : doi: 10.1111/papr.12102

Smith CC, Telhan G.  Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.  PM&R Knowledge Now.  Published online. 2012.

Smith CC, Syrkin G.  Achilles Tendinopathy.  PM&R Knowledge Now.  Published online. 2012.

Smith CC, Khan F, Asenjo JF, Benzon HT, “SI Joint Injections,” Atlas of Pain Medicine Procedures. Eds. Sudhir Diwan and Peter Staats. McGraw Hill, Philadelphia, 2014.

Khan F, Smith CC, Asenjo JF, Benzon HT, “Deep Muscular Injections” Atlas of Pain Medicine Procedures. Eds. Sudhir Diwan and Peter Staats. McGraw Hill, Philadelphia, 2014.

Smith CC, Lin J, Shokat M. Spinal Cord Injury after Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial, Implantation and Revision.   Pain Physician.  2010; 13;357-363.

Smith CC, Booker T, Schaufele MK, Weiss P: Interlaminar versus transforaminal epidural steroid injections for the treatment of symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis. Pain Medicine; 2010 Oct;11(10):1511-5.

Smith, CC. Health Care and the Stimulus Package. The PM&R Resident.  Spring 2009 Issue: Vol. 18, No. 2


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Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine at CUMC