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Dr. Douglas K. Smith MD

Douglas K. Smith MD, Founder and Owner of MSKIC graduated from Wake Forest University Medical School. He pursued Orthopedic residency training at Mayo Clinic In Rochester, MN. During his orthopedic residency he obtained grant funding to study orthopedic MRI in the pioneering days of MRI.

Dr. Smith's growing research interests in MRI and hand/wrist imaging led him to pursue radiology residency training at the Mallinckrodt Institute at Washington University in St. Louis, He continued his research and publishing and served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Smith was called to active duty during Desert Storm and served at Wilford Hall USAF Med Center in San Antonio. He taught residents and Fellows in Orthopedics and Radiology and continued research in orthopedic MRI and published several seminal articles regarding normal findings in young active duty personnel and findings on cadavers. Dr. Smith lectured extensively around the world and was inducted into the prestigious International Skeletal Society. He participated in the military roll-out of military teleradiology and read first x-ray beamed from Guantanamo Bay.

After leaving the Air Force, Dr. Smith joined private practice as an Interventional Spine Radiologist and became nationally recognized for perfecting the technique of percutaneous vertebroplasty and pain management procedures. His clients have included the team doctors for professional sports teams including the San Antonio Spurs and the Dallas Cowboys.
Dr. Smith founded Musculoskeletal Imaging Consultants in 1995 and has focused on orthopedic teleradiology. He is licensed in 35 states and provides orthopedic MRI teleradiology services throughout the US.

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