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Fantley C. Smither, M.D.

  1. Physiatrist

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

  • pre- and post-amputation treatment
  • prosthetic rehabilitation
  • 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.

Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Smither is an integral part of the PM&R Residency program as the Associate Program Director. 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 and the resident anatomy course.

  1. Arthritis
  2. Hip arthritis
  3. Knee arthritis
  4. Limb loss
  5. Osteoarthritis
  6. Phantom pain
  7. Residual limb pain
  8. Rotator cuff injury
  9. Rotator cuff tear
  10. Rotator cuff tendinitis
  1. Amputation wrapping
  2. Injection
  3. Joint examination
  4. Joint injection
  5. Musculoskeletal exam
  6. Outpatient clinical consultation
  7. Physical examination
  8. Soft tissue injection
  9. Therapeutic procedure
  10. Trigger point injection
  11. Ultrasound
  12. Ultrasound-guided cortisone injection
  13. Ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration
  14. Ultrasound-guided injection
  15. Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injection
  16. Viscosupplementation
  • Rehabilitation after limb loss
  • Advancing the field of prosthetics
  • Brachial plexus injuries and amputation
  • Osseointegration
  • 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. 2019
    ResidentPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 2016
    Transitional InternshipSt. Vincent Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine
  5. 2015
    MDMayo Medical School
  6. 2003
    BA - English LiteratureOral Roberts University

Certifications

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

Awards and honors

  1. 2023
    2023 PM&R Clinical Innovation AwardMayo Clinic Rochester
  2. 2022
    2022 Teacher of the year AwardMayo Fellows and Residents Association
  3. 2018
    Earl Elkins Mayo PM&R Resident of the Year AwardMayo Medical School
  4. 2016
    Intern of the Year 2015-2016St. Vincent Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Vascular Ulcer Wound Healing Center, Wound Care Executive Committee
  2. 2022 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Clinical Competency Committee
  3. 2022 - present
    Assistant Residency Program DirectorMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Residency Program
  4. 2022 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Executive Committee
  5. 2022 - present
    Division ChairMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Rehabilitation Division
  6. 2021 - 2022
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatric Rehabilitation Physician Recruitment
  7. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professional Development Committee
  8. 2021 - 2022
    Career AdvisorMayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine, Career Advisory and Mentorship Program
  9. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Comprehensive Integrated Rehabilitation Program
  10. 2021 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program Education Committee
  11. 2019 - present
    MemberUnited States Member Society of International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics
  12. 2017 - present
    MemberAssociation of Academic Physiatrists
  13. 2017 - 2019
    Youth Sports Preparticipation Medical ExaminerMayo Clinic, Department of Sports Medicine
  14. 2017 - 2019
    Medical Race Coverage Physician VolunteerMayo Clinic, Department of Sports Medicine
  15. 2017 - 2018
    Elected Resident RepresentativeMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Program Education Committee
  16. 2016 - present
    InstructorMayo Clinic, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Musculoskeletal Course
  17. 2016 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  18. 2014 - 2015
    Elected Student MemberMayo Medical School Admissions Committee
  19. 2012 - 2013
    CounselorMayo Clinic, Smoking Cessation Clinic

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