Dr. Barry S. Smith serves as Chair Elect of the ABMS Board of Directors (BOD). Dr. Smith has served on the ABMS BOD since 2012 and currently serves on its Executive Committee. He is a member of the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program’s BOD and serves on various ABMS committees. Dr. Smith served as a Director of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) from 1999 to 2011.
He is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston where he has worked since 2005. Previously, Dr. Smith served as the Interim Chair and Program Director for the Department. Before joining Baylor in Houston, he was the Chair and Medical Director of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and served as the Medical Director of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Louisville, Kentucky.
Dr. Smith is past President of both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. He serves on the Osteopathic Principles Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is past Chair of the Board of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Dr. Smith was Board Certified by ABPMR in 1969. He is voluntarily recertified through 2019 and is participating in Maintenance of Certification.