Our Team

Michael Fredericson, MD


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Out-Patient Clinics
Dr. Fredericson is Associate Professor, in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

He has been a head team physician with the Stanford Sports Medicine Program since 1992 and the Nike Farm Team for elite runners since 1994. He is extensively involved with USA Track & Field and has served as Medical Director for the 2002 and 2003 National Track & Field Championships and physician for the 2004 Track & Field Olympic Trials. He was also selected as volunteer physician for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

He has over 50 scientific publications focusing on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of sports medicine injuries. He serves on the editorial boards of several national sports medicine journals, the scientific advisory board for Runner"s World and Men"s Health Magazines, and is past president of the American Academy of PM&R Sports Medicine Interest Group.

He was a charter member of the Physiatric Association of Sports, Spine and Occupational Rehabilitation and served for 8 years on their Medical Education Committee. He is also actively involved with Stanford PM&R resident teaching and has twice been honored with PM&R residents "Excellence in Teaching Award."

Matthew Smuck, MD

Director, Stanford Interventional Spine Center

Director, PM&R Interventional Spine Fellowship

Dr. Smuck has been Director of the Stanford Interventional Spine Center since his arrival in 2008. He is an Assistant Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Stanford. He specializes in precision diagnosis and comprehensive non-surgical treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders. His research is focused on improving the effectiveness and safety of commonly used percutaneous spine interventions, developing new technologies and techniques for minimally invasive treatment of spine disease, and investigating the mechanisms behind spine injury and pain.

Dr. Smuck was born and raised in central Indiana. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Biology and Humanities from Milligan College in Tennessee. From there he returned to Indiana for his medical education at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Stanford University, followed by a one-year fellowship in Interventional Spine also at Stanford. He is board certified in PM&R and Pain Medicine.

After completing his medical training, Dr. Smuck joined the faculty of the University of Michigan where he built an active spine research program and served as director of the University of Michigan Interventional Spine Fellowship and multidisciplinary University of Michigan Spine Program. From there, Dr. Smuck returned to Stanford University to lead the Interventional Spine Center’s clinical, educational and research programs.

Dr. Smuck is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the North American Spine Society (NASS), and the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS). He has published numerous book chapters and scientific articles in spine and sports medicine journals over the course of his career. He has been invited to lecture and present his research across the country and around the world.

Eugene Yousik Roh, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Roh provides comprehensive management of non-operative musculoskeletal disorders, ranging from sports-related injuries to degenerative diseases. Dr. Roh provides medical care to all age groups and all levels of activity recreational, high school, college, professionals and masters.

Dr. Rohs specific areas of interest are management and prevention of injuries to the upper extremity, hip, knee, ankle and spine. He specializes in accurate interventions by using ultrasound and fluoroscope. He utilizes detailed rehabilitation therapy protocols to expedite recovery.

As a team doctor for collegiate and professional athletes, Dr. Roh has provided medical care related to pain management, implementation of rehabilitation protocols geared to restore maximal functional level.

David J. (D.J.) Kennedy, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Associate Director PM&R Interventional Spine Fellowship

Dr. Kennedy specializes in comprehensive non-operative treatment and precision diagnosis of lumbar, thoracic, cervical spine, and musculoskeletal disorders. His clinical and research interests focus on the efficacy and safety of common interventional therapies.

Dr. Kennedy was born and raised in rural north Florida. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and with Honors from Florida State University with a degree in Biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida. He then completed his transitional internship at Tulane University, followed by his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Washington in Seattle where he served as Chief Resident, and then a Spine and Sports Fellowship at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is board certified in PM&R and Sports Medicine.

After completing his medical training he joined the faculty at the University of Florida where he directed the Interventional Spine Program in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation. While there he also served as the Associate Director of the PM&R spine fellowship and built and active research program. In 2012 he relocated to Stanford University to become part of the PM&R and Spine Divisions.

He has authored numerous book chapters and peer reviewed journal articles. He is on the editorial board for both the PM&R Journal and Pain Medicine. He has also been an editor for the PM&R Clinics of North America issue on radiculopathy and the PM&R Journal Supplement on Osteoarthritis. He is an active leader in the field at a national level with numerous board and committee positions in the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS), the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R), the Association of Academic Physiatrists (AAP), and the North American Spine Society (NASS). He has been invited to lecture at numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Kennedy has also worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach for the Florida State Seminole football team during the 1990s, and currently works as a medical doctor for Racing the Planet.

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