Immediate Past Chair
Dr. Barry S. Smith serves as Immediate Past Chair of the ABMS Board of Directors. He has served on the Board since 2012 and currently serves on its Executive Committee. Dr. Smith served as a Director of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR) from 1999 to 2011.
Dr. Smith is Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX where he has worked since 2005. Previously, he 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. Prior to that role, he served as the Medical Director of the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is past President of both the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Association of Academic Physiatrists. Dr. Smith is past Chair of the Board of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Dr. Smith received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. He is certified by ABPMR and is participating in the ABPMR Continuing Certification program.