Education and Training

Board Certification

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Casting Certification – American Society of Orthopedic Professionals (ASOP)
Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) – National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Health and Exercise Science - Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA

Graduate Degree

Masters of Physical Therapy - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Additional Training

Physician Assistant - Cornell University PA Program, New York, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Physician Assistant

Departments and Services




Smith JR, Davidson R.  Bowing of the right lower leg in a 6-month-old infant.  JAAPA 23(2):69-71, 2010.


Smith JR, Kozin SH.  Understanding physeal injuries in the upper extremity.  JAAPA 22(9):39-45, 2009.

Smith JR, Samdani AF, Pahys J, Ranade A, Asghar J, Cahill PJ, Betz RR.  The role of bracing, casting, and vertical expandable prosthetic titanium rib for the treatment of infantile idiopathic scoliosis: a single-institution experience with 31 consecutive patients. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine 11:3-8, 2009.

Posters and Presentations


Normalization of pelvic parameters after surgical management of spondylolisthesis. Patrick Cahill, MD, presented at POSNA 2009.