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Jonathan K. Smith, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical

Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Clinical Neurophysiology)
  • Residency: University of Rochester Medical Center (Neurology)
  • Internship: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (Neurology)
  • MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Bachelor of Science: Duke University (Biology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Clinical Neurophysiology) (Certification Date: 2015-10-19)
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Neurology) (Certification Date: 2012-09-20)



Contact Information
Research Interests

Neuromuscular Disorders, Peripheral Nerve Injury, Nerve Trauma, Neuromuscular Ultrasound

Clinical Interests


Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Alcoholic Neuropathy

ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease)

Amyloid Neuropathies

Atrophic Muscular Disorders

Autonomic Neuropathy

Brachial Plexus Injury

Brachial Plexus Neuropathies

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy

Congenital Myasthenic Syndromes (CMS)

Diabetic Neuropathies

Distal Myopathies

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy

Foot Drop

Frontalis Interna Hyperostosis

Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis

Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis

Isaacs Syndrome

Kearns-Sayre Syndrome

Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophies

Mad Cow Disease (Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease)

Memory Disorders

Metabolic Brain Disease

Mild Cognitive Impairment



Myophosphorylase Deficiency (McArdle Disease)



Myotonia Congenita

Myotonic Disorders

Myotonic Dystrophy

Nemaline Myopathies

Nerve Compression Syndromes

Nerve Pain

Nerve Pain Syndromes




Neurofibromatosis II

Neurogenic Inflammation

Neuromuscular Disease

Neuromuscular Disorders

Neuromuscular Junction Disease

Neuromuscular Manifestations

Occupational Neuropathies

Paraneoplastic Polyneuropathy

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Peripheral Nerve Injury

Peripheral Nervous System Disease

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peroneal Neuropathy






Sciatic Neuropathy



Peer Reviewed Publications

Kinsley, Sarah E; Fernicola, Stephen D; Dingle, Marvin E; Williams, Milfred S; Richardson, Jody M; Taylor, Dennis; de Vasconcellos, Jaira F; Malone, Timothy R; Blattner, Matthew R; Smith, Jonathan K; Oliver, Alli; Koch, Amory L; Riddle, Laura E; Reiter, Cara; Culp, William E; Caterson, Edward J; Nesti, Leon J; Talbot, Simon G 2020. A Yorkshire swine (Sus scrofa domesticus) model for nerve regeneration and ischemia based on the sciatic nerve and femoral artery. Annals of anatomy = Anatomischer Anzeiger : official organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft, , 151587

Elliott, Emily J; Smith, Jonathan K 2019. Clinical Reasoning: A 26-year-old man with right hand and arm weakness. Neurology, 93 9, e927-e933

Porambo, Michael E; Sedarsky, Kaye E; Elliott, Emily J; Theeler, Brett J; Smith, Jonathan K 2019. Nivolumab-induced neuralgic amyotrophy with hourglass-like constriction of the anterior interosseous nerve. Muscle & nerve, 59 6, E40-E42

Jones, Patrick E; Meyer, R Michael; Faillace, Walter J; Landau, Mark E; Smith, Jonathan K; McKay, Patricia L; Nest, Leon J 2018. Combat Injury of the Sciatic Nerve - An Institutional Experience. Military medicine, ,

Sambuughin, Nyamkhishig; Mungunsukh, Ognoon; Ren, Mingqiang; Capacchione, John F; Horkayne-Szakaly, Iren; Chuang, Kevin; Muldoon, Sheila M; Smith, Jonathan K; O'Connor, Francis G; Deuster, Patricia A 2018. Pathogenic and rare deleterious variants in multiple genes suggest oligogenic inheritance in recurrent exertional rhabdomyolysis. Molecular genetics and metabolism reports, 16 , 76-81

Eickhoff, Jeffrey C; Smith, Jonathan K; Landau, Mark E; Edison, Jess D 2016. Iatrogenic Thenar Eminence Atrophy After Botox A Injection for Secondary Raynaud Phenomenon. Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases, 22 7, 396-7

Smith, Jonathan K; Miller, Matthew E; Carroll, Craig G; Faillace, Walter J; Nesti, Leon J; Cawley, Christina M; Landau, Mark E 2016. High-resolution ultrasound in combat-related peripheral nerve injuries. Muscle & nerve, 54 6, 1139-1144

Smith, Jonathan K; Miller, Matthew E; Reece, David E; Chen, Yin-Ting; Landau, Mark E 2016. Peripheral Nerve Ultrasound and Short-Segment Nerve Conduction Studies Before and After Ulnar Nerve Decompression. Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 35 6, 1367-8

Smith, Jonathan K; Myers, Keith P; Holloway, Robert G; Landau, Mark E 2014. Ethical considerations in elective amputation after traumatic peripheral nerve injuries. Neurology. Clinical practice, 4 4, 280-286

Smith, Jonathan K; Józefowicz, Ralph F 2012. Diagnosis and treatment of somatoform disorders. Neurology. Clinical practice, 2 2, 94-102