Dr. Andrew Smith completed his undergraduate studies as well as DPT at the University of Washington. Dr. Smith has practiced clinically with a variety of patient populations, including geriatrics, orthopedics, musculoskeletal, neurological, and spinal cord injury, and practices clinically at the Colorado RSVP Clinic at Craig Hospital. He has been involved with spinal cord injury research since 2010, with completion of his PhD in neuroscience from Northwestern University in 2016. He uses magnetic resonance imaging techniques to investigate the extent of spinal cord injury and its impact on motor and sensory function, and currently has over 25 peer reviewed publications. His goal is to improve the assessment and clinical management of patients with SCI, and other forms of spinal trauma such as whiplash. He has several notable research awards from the National Institutes of Health, Foundation for Physical Therapy Research, and the APTA, including a NIH R03 Early Career Investigator Award. Teaching Philosophy: My primary philosophy as a teacher of physical therapy students is to facilitate learning by connecting course material back to clinical relevance. In doing so, my approach bolsters student's long-term retention, clinical reasoning, and empathy for patients.

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