Fantley (Clay) C. Smither, M.D.

  1. Hand Surgeon
  2. Orthopedist
  3. Physiatrist
  4. Vascular Medicine Specialist

Specialty Groups

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English

Fantley (Clay) Smither, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with additional subspecialty interest in Amputee Rehabilitation, Hand Center, and Musculoskeletal Medicine. These subspecialties include the following areas of practice:

  • pre- and post-amputation treatment
  • prosthetic rehabilitation
  • post-amputation wound care
  • spasticity management
  • pain-management injections

Dr. Smither is an accomplished medical teacher in the area of Amputations and has membership with the United States Member Society of International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics. He has additional education with Phantom Limb Pain, Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine.

Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Smither is an integral part of the PM&R Resident and Fellowship program. He provides one-on-one teaching for Physiatrists early in their career, with at-the-bedside training, real-life feedback, and hands-on education. As part of the Program, he teaches as an expert on many musculoskeletal anatomy subjects and leads an Orthotics & Prosthetics workshop.

  1. Arthritis
  2. Carpal tunnel syndrome
  3. Cervical radiculopathy
  4. Critical limb ischemia
  5. de Quervain's tenosynovitis
  6. Hand arthritis
  7. Hip arthritis
  8. Knee arthritis
  9. Limb loss
  10. Lumbar radiculopathy
  11. Osteoarthritis
  12. Phantom pain
  13. Residual limb pain
  14. Rotator cuff injury
  15. Rotator cuff tear
  16. Rotator cuff tendinitis
  17. Spasticity
  18. Vascular skin ulcers
  19. Vascular ulcers
  20. Wound
  1. Amputation rehabilitation
  2. Amputation wrapping
  3. Botox injection
  4. Enhanced recovery after surgery
  5. Infection control
  6. Infection prevention
  7. Injection
  8. Joint examination
  9. Joint injection
  10. Musculoskeletal exam
  11. Outpatient clinical consultation
  12. Physical examination
  13. Soft tissue injection
  14. Therapeutic procedure
  15. Trigger point injection
  16. Ultrasound
  17. Ultrasound wound therapy
  18. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injection
  19. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration
  20. Ultrasound-guided injection
  21. Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injection
  22. Viscosupplementation
  23. Wound care
  24. Wound ulcer healing
  • Rehabilitation after limb loss
  • Advancing the field of prosthetics
  • Wound care and limb preservation
  • Ultrasound guided injections
  • Musculoskeletal medicine
  1. 2020
    Fellow - Amputee RehabilitationHunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  2. 2019
    Residency - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  3. 2016
    Transitional InternshipSt. Vincent Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
  4. 2015
    MDMayo Medical School
  5. 2003
    BA - English LiteratureOral Roberts University

Certifications

  1. 2020
    Physical Medicine & RehabilitationAmerican Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Awards and honors

  1. 2022
    2022 Teacher of the year AwardMayo Fellows and Residents Association
  2. 2018
    Earl Elkins Mayo PM&R Resident of the Year AwardMayo Medical School
  3. 2016
    Intern of the Year 2015-2016St. Vincent Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2022 - present
    Assistant Residency Program DirectorMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Residency Program
  2. 2022 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Executive Committee
  3. 2022 - present
    Division ChairMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Rehabilitation Division
  4. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Recruitment
  5. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professional Development Committee
  6. 2021 - present
    Career AdvisorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Career Advisory and Mentorship Program
  7. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Comprehensive Integrated Rehabilitation Program
  8. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program Education Committee
  9. 2019 - present
    MemberUnited States Member Society of International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics
  10. 2017 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  11. 2017 - 2019
    Youth Sports Preparticipation Medical ExaminerMayo Clinic, Department of Sports Medicine
  12. 2017 - 2019
    Medical Race Coverage Physician VolunteerMayo Clinic, Department of Sports Medicine
  13. 2017 - 2018
    Elected Resident RepresentativeMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program Education Committee
  14. 2016 - present
    InstructorMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Course
  15. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  16. 2014 - 2015
    Elected Student MemberMayo Medical School Admissions Committee
  17. 2012 - 2013
    CounselorMayo Clinic, Smoking Cessation Clinic

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